The most detestable living thing in the whole world! It has created much irritation to our fur friends and disgust to us, the owners, the caretakers!!
My dear rubee had another bout of ticks infestation and i realised it the first night i arrived back from China. To illustrate how serious it was this time, i can find, at times, up to 3 ticks biting the same spot!!!
Immediately, another spot-on application for rubee (his last pipette was half a month ago)! I personally also believe that garlic can help to prevent ticks from the dog's body; not garlic powder or capsule, it must be raw diced garlic mixed to his normal cup of Science Diet Senior Small Bites dry food and a spoonful of canned food (any good brand).
Even with the above, it will take days, weeks or even months before the ticks are fully erdicated! Now i shall reveal the true elements for de-ticking a dog! Controverisal, debatable but this was accumulated from my 9 years experience of having Rubee, whom ticks, unfortunately, found quite attractive to.
6) If you find the above revolting, you may buy a bottle of Spirits (also known as alcohol) from Guardian, pour some into an unused bowl and use a tweezer to yank out the tick. After which, dump the tick into the bowl. No squeezing needed! It will have a violent, tormenting death!
Meantime, i shall brace myself to find ticks crawling on the floor, on my furniture (bed, mattress etc) and the walls. Euuuuuuwwwww.........