not sure if it was the drastic change in temperature lately or not but there seem to be 10x as many ticks around my neck of the woods than last year.. Our little guy has never had a single tick before this week.. and this week we've found over 10 on him!! one actually did bite him, which was intersting removing for the 1st time.. the others were just on the outside of his coat..
I Frontline/Prac-tic my dog monthly but it doesn't seem to be stopping them. Anyone else having this same problem?
I'm trying to walk him in different areas where there isn't as much long grass, but it's hard to avoid it here unfortunately.
Do you walk your dog where a shepherd has grazed his sheep /goats If so change your walking area. The shepherds dont douse for tics and fleas very often if at all and they leave a hell of a big trail of them as they graze through a field.
I use Adventics for the treatment of these nasty little b*****s ........Maggie Larnaca
no we walk him directly in front and behind our complex. There are no goats etc so far this year. However they were there this time last year and i'm pretty sure i read somewhere it takes a year for their eggs to hatch.. so could be a result of the goats from last spring. How does the Advantics work? Is it similar to Frontline and Prac-Tic?
I used Prac-Tic on him 2 days ago and the damn things still grabbing onto him. I'm trying to walk him in an area where the long grass is not present.. as they hang out at the end of the long grass and grab onto him as he runs thru it.
Ugh they're nasty little things alright!!
You use the Advantics the same as you do frontline etc. a drop at the back of the neck and it spreads right through thier coat. I usually give a quick spray under the tummy as well with Frontline, better to be safe than sorry. The vets over here sell Advantics so you shouldnt have to look too far for it........Maggie Larnaca
pulled another 2 off him yesterday.. Even after using Prac-tic drops they're still grabbing onto him. Luckly he's a short haired yellow coat so they're very easy to see and remove.. but i hate the little buggers!! We've never ever had a prob with ticks until this month, it's crazy!!
Hi i to noticed the ticks were in abundance this year. But even with the Frontline treatment i find that they still come along for the ride but they don't get uner the skin, sometimes have found the odd dead one & another time have seen one walking along the floor. They crack when you kill them . Anyway the treatment given is working cause they not staying on him, but must remember to treat as per directions, the frontline i use is every month & will do so without fail, cause they are buggers when get under his skin
If they don't fall off smother them in vasaline and they will suffacate. They are then easy to get off. Keep finding dead ones on the floor but Bud had one on his nose the other day and I did that and pulled it off the next day.
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I was told by the Vet not to smother them in anything. I used to use nail varnish back home as a friend suggested it would kill them, however the Vets have advised against this (I also read this on the web as well) as when you put something on the ticks to irritate them they attempt to dig in even deeper and "cement" themselves into your pet which can cause even more problems.
I'm not sure how much truth is actually to it but just to be sure i'm keeping our little guy frontlined monthly and if one by chance grabs him, removing it carefully with tweezers.
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