Misskiwi67 wrote:The ticks are out in FORCE here in Iowa, and if you live in an area where lyme disease exists (make sure your vet is testing for it, even if you don't have it), then you need to have something effective. Most topicals work well, but I've recently tried the preven-tic collar, and I liked it a lot. It was cost effective, and worked great.
The problem with it is its back-ordered now!
With a tick collar, can I take it off when we're at home or on our normal walks and not out on a hike? Or does it have to stay on all the time to be effective?
AmstaffMommy wrote:we are in the lyme disease CAPITAL of the USA.... really our county in Virgina (Loudoun County) is #1 nationwide for Lyme Disease. YHEAAA!
Anyways, the ONLY thing that seems to work for us is K9 Advantix, before we started using that we would still pick ticks off him in the spring, summer and fall.
Frontline - Failed
Vectra 3D - Failed
Advantix is for cat free homes though, do you have cats?
He gets the Lyme vaccine too
MMSmith wrote:Thanks all for your responses! Does anyone use any holistic methods to prevent ticks?
elegy wrote:Frontline Plus still seems to work fine here (PA - LOTS of ticks/Lyme in our area). I still find ticks, but they're dead. I did a trial of Certifect (Frontline + low dose Amitraz) last fall, and while I did notice more of an odor and it's a bigger volume than Frontline, I would use it again if I felt I needed it.
My biggest complaint about the spot ons is that they're DISGUSTING. That's why I'm so bad about using them, especially on the pit bulls (it's not as bad on the hairy Border Collie).
star_frances wrote:MissKiwi - Are the tick collars safe to use if you have cats in the house that often cuddle with the dogs? Are they safe for me to be around as I am pregnant? They sound like the best option but I want to be sure we are all safe.
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