Isn't it a wonderful day? Today is Friday and that closes the chapter of another week of our dog life with Peanuts, Chooey, Ginger, BD and Coal.
I decided to change our badge so as to include the entire pack. Presenting our new badge....
Next, Ticks... What's the deal with them?
I certainly hate tick infestation and one of the most tedious part of eliminating the ones sticking to our dogs is how to kill or remove them without having to squish them with our fingers.
Reading Joey Green's Amazing Pet Cures, here are some interesting tips/products I'm going to share.
1. Glue - Apply it to the embedded tick then steadily pull it out from the skin (preferably with a pair of tweezers gripping its head).
2. Nail Polish - A great way to suffocate those annoying ticks. You can even color code them. Red for the fat ones, Blue for the not so bloated and Green for ticks that are on top of one another.
3. Petroleum Jelly - Use a pair of gloves and cover the tick with petroleum jelly. It'll suffocate causing it to let go.
4. White Out or Liquid Paper - Same concept... suffocation! Die, Ticks. Die! Paint off the entire tick's body so that it couldn't breathe.
5. Baby Oil or Vegetable Oil - Use this to loosen the tick from the dog's body. Then pull it slowly with a tweezers. We wouldn't want our dogs to have bloody bite marks on them, do we?
Don't forget to use an antiseptic such as Betadine or Neosporin after removing the ticks from dogs just to add a layer of protection against infection and diseases coming from ticks.
Why not use my fingers instead?
Do you want to risk infection from tick blood? Make sure to grasp the ticks head by the skin line or near the tick head so as not to leave it embedded in the dog's skin.