Sunday, September 19, 2010

Are You Responsible?

Are You A Responsible Pet Owner?

After writing my experience about my battle with the ticks,
I realise many who visited my blog had ticks problems with their pets as well.

Does your pet used to have ticks?
How did you manage to eliminate these pests?
What are the precautions you take now?
Have you ever helped a friend who is troubled by ticks?
Are you a troubled pet owner who needs help?

Come forward and share your experience!
You may leave a comment here or email to
I'm giving away an anti-tick dog/cat spray for the most interesting write up.
Some people are just plain ignorant.

They think that if your pets USED TO have ticks, they are dirty and should be isolated because your pets will still possess ticks on them. These people even think that you should not bring your pet out from then on otherwise you will be an inconsiderate and irresponsible pet owner.

Like $#%*?!

From what I know,
ticks are common in Asian due to the climate.
You can't prevent the ticks from coming to your pet,
but you can always take precautious measures to prevent them.

They just need extra attention from you to help eliminate the pest before they can.

Responsible pet owners,
please help to clarify that pets who used to have ticks are safe upon your meticulous care.


  1. Ticks problem does not lie with the pet itself, I always have to explain to people that it does not mean that the dog / cat has ticks because it has some sort of skin problem. Ticks are external, they come from the environment or through contact, so if the ticks get onto the pet and the problem is still not solved despite many different methods to solve it, then the problem lies with the owner not being able to keep the pet clean or not being able to pinpoint where the problem is. It's never the pet's fault when it falls sick (seriously), people need more education on this.

    Bubble plays, eats, sleeps and drinks from the same water bottle with my poodles when he was known to have the ticks problem (before-during-after), it doesn't affect my household or my dogs cos preventions have been done so why should I worry? All we need to do is just to keep a lookout once in a while to make sure problem doesn't come back again.

    I hope people really can understand it's never the pet's fault for getting ticks, especially the older generations.

  2. Another thing to add: If your pet is infested with ticks, better to de-tick and apply some medications before you bring your precious pet out. Ticks are a major headache, you don't want to spread them to others. It's like if you have a bad cough, would you cough with mouth wide open or kindly cover up when you cough (same kind of consideration).

    My poodle has gotten ticks twice (though not very serious, it was just a 1-2 ticks each time). Once when we first brought her back home from the pet shop and the other was when we brought her out to the dog show where there were many dogs, some looked really unhygienic and the owners simply don't really bother leashing their dogs properly and came disturbing my poodle. But after checking through and spraying medication, the problem was solved within a day.

  3. Prevention is better than cure.

    There is a holistic way by adding a little ACV (Apple Cider Vineger) to your pets' drinking water or spray some on his body to repel ticks.