Joy dish detergent and white vinegar mixture will instantly kill Ticks and Fleas on your pets, this is also safe for newborn puppies. We just had a litter of 14 pit pups and unfortunately they got ticks from their mama bringing them in from outside, what a miracle mixture! And totally safe for ll ages of dogs......... And inexpensive too! Just wanted to share.
I have tried Magosa oil and one tea spoon sulphur mixed together and apply on the dogs body-leave it like that for 48 hours and then give the dog a good bath-all the ticks will drop.Do it once a month and keep the dog always clean.
Before I read 37 internet opinions my friend told me to put clear nail polish on the half-engorged tick that was attached to my 6 lb Min-Chi's neck. Which only glued the tick in place and probably made it mad...and a slightly darker grey.
After I read 37 internet opinions I poured half capfulls of nail polish remover on it- a couple times; mostly to loosen the nail polish. Which probably made the tick more unhappy (and turned it an even darker grey, almost charcoal) but I needed to loosen it from the fur to get it off my ESA: and I had a plan.
After I had loosened it from the fur as much as I felt comfortable, the fur dried completely and the dog calmed down I took a good length of upholstery thread, looped it as if to tie it, pulled it to a lasso the size of a dime, layed it around the tick and pulled the ends of the thread in opposite directions.
It effectively slid down the tick's body as I'd hoped, and tightened around it's head.
I just held it steady for as long as the dog held still, hoping the tick would pull out and watching the dog to make sure I didn't have any actual pet skin in the loop.
I guess the bug pulled out because my doggie began to pull away just add she was turning her head routinely, but then realized she was caught (in affect) and panicked and jerked away, with protest.
She lost a few hairs that were stuck close to the tick still, and got in the lasso however, I was left holding the thread tightly at both ends, the tick, in tact no less, lasso-ed by it's head. (It wasn't moving at all so maybe the polish or remover had killed it or something close to...)
I put string, tick and all in a plastic bag, slid the air out and zipped it up: just in case I need to show it to a vet later on.
I didn't want to squeeze it with my fingers trying to pull it out- squishing bacteria into the animal, I'd recently cut my nails off, I didn't have tweezers because we are traveling and you must draw the line somewhere or bring EVERYTHING you own on your trips, I'd already used enough chemicals, I was unwilling to use fire or sharp instruments on her jugular, I don't smoke, I'd read too many conflicting opinions on the 'smothering' techniques but I had some heavy duty thread so- necessity being the mother of invention and because I wanted to go to bed and didn't want the critter coming off and losing it in the bed with us...so-there you go.
By the time I typed this, my little Mousie wasn't sad anymore. I'll be carrying thread from now on in a travel sewing kit in my purse.
You do as you like: I'm not a veterinarian so I have no definitive answer to this dilemma but this string lasso method worked best and safest for me and mine.
Approach that seems most sensible is using fine tweezers or lacking those, skilled finger nails to grab tick as close to head as possible, avoiding any squeezing of it's body and pulling out slowly and steadily, without twisting or wrenching.
Then using a suction device like 'The Extractor' (sold in camping stores, and Walmart), suck out the bite site for a bit, then apply antiseptic.
Also, moderate heating of the bite site may kill bacteria/micro organisms.
After tick has been removed, one may also sterilize the bite by heating the spot where bitten to the point of being rather uncomfortable, but not quite blistering hot, with any number of things ( match, lighter, piece of burning incense, a lit cigarette, glowing ember, side of a heated vessel, hot piece of metal, incandescent light bulb, a few strategically placed drops of alcohol lit up and allowed to burn for a second or two before patting out, etc., etc.)
Key for most of these is to get hot object close for brief amout of time.
Usually use an in and then back away as soon as it hurts, if done repeatedly, (a few times), it will start to not hurt much anymore, that's usually far enough, because the nerve endings are then desensatized/deactivated and it's too easy to overdo it once the pain is no longer present.
Have used this 'heat method' numerous times to sterilize small infected or worrisome wounds/bites.
I hate the thread bump. But if you live in south tx like i deal with constant government spraying for mosquitos, alot of ticks are becoming resistant to traditional insecticides. Along with cock roaches and fles... I have to use an amitraz dip along with a healthy dose ofborax in my dogs sleeping area. Once I feel the ticks have all released or are dead off my pet i move my him and coat the yard in sevin. Not great for my yard, i know but ticks are very stubborn in my area. You can never get rid of them totally once you have a problem. 2 years can pass and they can just stay underground even without a host. Hot weather and rain can bring them out in biblical proportions. If your dog needs help use amitraz and follow with a good preventative please. They usually all release in little time and you need a clean dog to tackle the larger task of killing the rest.
my 11 year old westie cross came in from the garden with a tick on his head and my husband put lemon juice on it and it killed the tick instantly
I found a tick in my dog last night. She wouldn't let me pull it out and I heard that they don't really like garlic. I finely grated a clove and put some on the end of my finger. I rubbed it on the tick's body and 10 minutes later, found the tick removed itself from my dog. Unfortunately, the damn thing is somewhere in my house right now!
I just got a tick off of my cats neck. 1st I tried the insect repellent, it didn't work. The hot match didn't work. What I found to work is drenching the tick in hydrogen peroxide. Hope this is helpful!
To get a tick out, light a match, blow it out, then stick the hot end onto the end of the tick. Be careful not to touch your skin with the hot match. But in doing this, the tick will back right out. After sitting for an hour with lotion and Vitamin E oil on the tick and trying to suffocate it, the hot match did the trick! Two matches and about 20 seconds, the tick was out!
Use your finger to push the tick around and around (like you're trying to make it dizzy). There is something the tick doesn't like about this movement and will back itself right out. I found 2 ticks on my dog and never believed it would have worked. Both of them removed themselves in less than 20 seconds of spinning them around!