Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

Dog bursts into flames after flea and tick treatment

See also

According to Wednesday's NBC Miami, a dog in Parkland, Fla., was severely burned during a flea and tick treatment that went terribly wrong.

On Tuesday night, Telma Botcherby was applying flea and tick spray to her dog...things got ugly when Botcherby saw a live tick crawling on the floor and she decided to use a lighter to burn it.

Unfortunately, the dog, who was just doused in flea and tick spray, got startled and jumped towards the lighter - her fur quickly burst into flames.

Botcherby's husband, Jess Olivas, took matters into his own hands - literally.

Olivas scooped the flaming dog into his arms and ran for a swimming pool; the water extinguished the flames, but the dog, and her rescuer, were severely burned before the fire was out.

Olivas was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his second degree burns, which scorched his arms, chest and face, and the injured dog, who was burned on her legs and stomach, was taken to Dr. Peter’s Animal Hospital in Coral Springs on Wednesday morning.

Continue reading: Sickly dog, owned by irresponsible breeder, rescued from barn

If you would like to continue receiving the latest animal related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located near the top, left portion of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.

Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!

I am human, if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com. Please note - due to the heavy volume of emails received, I am unable to respond to each and every request, but they are all appreciated!

Advertisement

Life

  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Video
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!