Friday, July 20, 2012

Family Friday: New Badge and 5 Tick Killing/Removal Tips

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.


  1. Ticks crikey, I am off to hide. Have a happy Friday to you and yours. Nice to see the gang.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Love your new badge with all the gang :-) Hope you can get rid of those ticks soon - my peeps use a 'spot-on' liquid called Frontline on us every few months which protects us from fleas and ticks but you've certainly got some other interesting ways of getting rid of them there! Woofs and licks from Magic xx

  3. I like your new badge, cool! We have a new Dr. Zira memorial badge up on our blog. We use Frontline here too btu we have still had some ticks, Norbert has also had lyme so we know how scary ticks are

    urban hounds

  4. Thankfully, being an indoor dog and only going out to play in our fenced up garden, Whisky rarely, if ever, gets ticks. But if she does, I would use my fingers to scrape it off her (without killing the tick) then dumping it in a jar of cooking oil. Clean and easy.

  5. OOoooo that sounds so scary...... ticks are very very rare where I live, thank goodness!!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  6. Good tips! ANd I love your new badge too!

  7. i use this cool plastic tool i got from it looks like a little blue plastic crowbar and you hook the tick with it and then twist it to unscrew the little blighter. then as revenge after i stab it on a toothpic and set it on fire with a lighter, he he he probly a bit harsh but they shouldnt go using my doggy as lunch :)

    Charlene and Stormy

  8. Hey Haopee - thanks for dropping by my blog today! I've finally got Leigh to acknowledge some awards so put a post up at last :-) Have a great weekend - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  9. Love the gang on your new badge! Some great tick tips. :)

  10. We have never had ticks (thank Dog) fleas are bad enough but our Frontline treatment says it kills ticks too (thank Dog, he he).
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  11. Yuck, ticks are so nasty! We always just use tweezers and watch the dogs closely for signs of Lyme Disease
    Nola's MOm

  12. agh! just thinking of ticks gives me the creepy crawlies!! Yuki's never had a tick, Rocket got two last summer, but i just used tweezers to take them out.

  13. Nice badge! We love it! :)

    Thanks for the tips about those nasty ticks. There's lots of Lyme disease around here, so these are good things to know.

    Hugs to you all.

  14. Great new badge! And good tips too - white out huh? We're so glad to hear you talk about betadine & etc too. Did you know ticks can be deadly to kitties? Bobcat Fever - up until this year - was 100% fatal. Mommy wrote about it back in...uhh...April, we think.

  15. Love your new badge! Being someone who is suffering the long term effects of Lyme disease, I agree, be very careful when removing them!! xx

  16. We love your new badge too! It is awesome! Great tips about removing ticks. We don't get many here but it is still good to know what to do if we do get a tick! Better safe than sorry!

    Have a great week!


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