In the Uk we get a few different varieties of Ticks. The differences are the colour of the tick, and some like sheep, others like deer etc. Hedgehogs are always full of ticks. Their are spot on parasite controls but to be honest they only work after the tick has made its first bite and starts to drink blood. The poison then kills it. But it is much better to use a tick removal tool. Their are old fashioned remedies you will ready online and none are suitable. A lighted match place on body may burn you, your dog, and the tick can regurgitate food back into the dog. This stands a strong chance of contracting lymes disease. Putting alcohol on the tick can also make the tick regurgitate food back in to the dog. Smearing Vaseline over again just makes the tick regurgitate.
So buy yourself a tick removal tool. Place it carefully on the ticks body and twist off. Twist once, twice and three times and it just pops off. Sometimes it takes 4 times to remove a tick. Then kill tick and dispose of it,
Mrs Rachel Savage