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Old 24-01-2017, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Fleas & Ticks (aka Kutu)

Rule of thumb for bloodsuckers...

Cat = Flea
Dog = Tick

Of coz there's the occasional suay ones who kenna both.

Fleas :
Hoppers.




Ticks :
Crawlers.



Every dog's owner nightmare:
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Old 24-01-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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I do remember last time when having cats, they also had red mites that can spread to people. Just a bright red dot the size of a pin head, the bites also itch like hell.
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Old 24-01-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Actually mites are microscopic.
The red dots you see are most likely the bites.

In fact mites are the cause of many issues such as mange for dogs and cats and buns - Mammals.

Actually last time i help a fren took care of snakes.. they also get mites.... and a headache to clear.

How did you clear the cats of the issue? Share share!
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Old 24-01-2017, 04:58 PM   #4
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Ermm we didn't really do anything to them. Those days nobody bothered with such things. If we kena ourselves then try to remove the mite then spam the bite with tiger balm.

BTW I swear those red mites were real. You could sometimes see the red dot crawling around.
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Old 24-01-2017, 05:48 PM   #5
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Ermm we didn't really do anything to them. Those days nobody bothered with such things. If we kena ourselves then try to remove the mite then spam the bite with tiger balm.

BTW I swear those red mites were real. You could sometimes see the red dot crawling around.
Should be fleas. they are usually reddish/brown.



Flea bite :



Btw... newly hatched ticks are reddish and the size of a full stop.
The hubby also cannot see the 3cm huge ass fat mama tick who's about to lay eggs on the wall right beside him...
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Old 25-01-2017, 03:25 PM   #6
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So, the mother of all questions - HOW TO GET RID OF THEM BLOODSUCKERS!!??

The most common way is those spot on you apply to the back of the pet's neck.
The chemicals is absorbed into the bloodstream by the skin. Critter bite and suck blood, tick/flea gets poisoned and died.

Brands available in SG
1. Frontline
2. Revolution
3. K9 Advantix
4. Advocate
5. Advantage
6. Accurate

There are also dog shampoos/wash that also kills those critters.
Critter comes into contact, critter dies.

My Fav being
1. Carrington Dog Wash Concentrate - TO BE USED WITH CAUTION, esp on small dogs.
2. Kelco Super Sterilization dog shampoo

My Ah Ma strongly recommend Kerosene. HOWEVER, I'm betting it will sting like siao and not recommended for smokers. **ba-boom**

Recently in market there are now chewables too!

ACCORDING to the persons I was chatting to at the booth... some vets have also been selling to pet owners for tick control.

Cat/Dog eats tablet. Body absorbs the chems. critter bites and sucks blood, critter die.

Nope, I dun use this as I have rather senior dogs.

1. Comfortis
2. Capstar
3. Bravecto

Tick/Flea Bomb/Fogger

This is to be used in addition to the above to kill off them critters in hiding.
Use in caution when you have fish tanks around. And makes a mess too.

As always, prevention is better den cure.
Weather like now - heavy rain, wet ground etc kinds of force them critters out and floats around waiting for next buffet.

Always check your pet regularly.
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:00 AM   #7
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Good stuff SG!!!
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