Tick-SR (Safe Release) Revolutionizes Tick Removal

Company Develops Tick Removal Product that is both Safe & Effective

Princeton, NJ – (June 12, 2013) Tick-SR, a division of Karykion Corporation, announced today the launch of its patented Tick-SR product containing the active ingredient Salicylic Acid into the pet trade.  Tick-SR’s approach to tick removal is very different from traditional products like a tick key or tweezers.  It works by interrupting the feeding tick by dissolving the glue-like substance that helps it attach to a dog and feed.  Tick-SR also pushes the blood away from the tick’s feeding tube and mouth parts. After removing the food supply and dissolving the glue, the tick can be easily removed. Tick-SR also destroys bacteria and helps to prevent infection.

“We wanted to develop a new solution to tick removal,” says Bill Griesinger, Managing Partner of Karykion Corporation.  “We also wanted it to be safe for both the dog and the owner.”

Tick-SR is extremely easy to use.  In fact, compared to a tick-key or tweezers it’s a snap!  Simply apply Tick-SR to the tick’s body using either the liquid or the pre-moistened wipe product and apply as close to the attachment point as possible.  If the tick does not easily pull off, then reapply.  Typical tick removal is seen within two to five minutes.

“Tick-SR will not kill and may not even hurt a tick but it impacts its blood supply and the bond at the afflicted area; this makes it much easier to remove the tick,” says Griesinger.  “While not every tick transmits a dangerous disease such as Lyme disease, even the common wood or dog tick presents a potential health hazard at the puncture site if for no other reason than infection from improper removal.”

Tick-SR is the perfect complement to the flea & tick prevention category.  While many flea & tick prevention products are effective, ticks are still a major problem for many pet owners.  Tick-SR can help grow a retailer’s tick prevention category by adding an effective solution to solve the problem AFTER the presence of a tick is discovered.

Tick-SR can be used for the removal of all types and sizes of ticks including deer ticks, brown dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, and American dog ticks. It also can be used to remove the smaller nymphs which are harder to remove using tweezers or other tick removal tools. Tick-SR is available in both pre-moistened wipes and bottles for consumers, veterinarians and dog groomers.  It is priced between $9.99 and $79.99 depending on the size of the liquid bottle and the number of wipes.

For more information visit www.tick-sr.com, visit booth #5078 at SuperZoo or contact John Cullen at Bulldog Marketing & Sales, Inc., john.cullen@bulldogms.com or call 855-456-4738 to request a sample, a hi-res image or to schedule an interview.

About Tick-SR

Tick-SR is a division of Karykion, Inc., a pharmaceutical research company and developer of new antimicrobial antibiotic products.  The company was formed to wage war on ticks by providing a revolutionary removal system unlike anything available on the market.  Tick-SR was patented in 2009. The company is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.  For more information please visit www.tick-sr.com.

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