We were just petting our dog and found a lump. We got a flash lite and it was a tic bigger than a corn kernal. I did alittle googling and found this tool called a tic twister pro. Off to petsmart we go. This tool is a pry bar looking tool you slip under the tic and twist . It works great. When we twisted out the tic there was one fatty one and a regular sized tic under the fatty one. Two in one spot. We bought two tools one for home and one for camp.