Tick Infestation?

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Tick Infestation?

Postby EchoDog » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:59 am

Just recently I have noticed a boom in the Tick population in New Mexico, ALL of our dogs get them pretty bad (even the Dachsund that lives indoors), I know they live in the dirt, and I cant keep my girl out of the stuff. We have tried the oil you put down their back, and flea and tick collars, but none seem to work very long/well.


Anyone have any tips to keeping ticks off my dog?!?!

Thanks!!

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Postby Roxers » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:01 pm

Have you tried frontline or advantix? Flea/tick collars typically don't work very well, with the exception of the Preventic collar... which is amazing in my experience. It even causes ticks that are already attached to fall off.

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Postby maximusflys » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:05 pm

You can also treat the yard to help minimize the problem.

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Postby Brandy » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:35 pm

I use K9 Advantix on my 3. Protects them from fleas/ticks/mosquitoes & flies! :thumbsup:
And as Maximustfly stated, treat the yard, and perimeter of your home...

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Postby Subliminal » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:03 pm

I'm a big fan of frontline. Just go to drsfostersmith.com and order some a try it. It basically is put in between their shoulder blades and the oils in their skin move it to the rest of the dog. For a month, no ticks.

We have ticks REALLY bad here too.

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Postby Bluebear » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:16 pm

I use Promeris. Frontline, Advantix, and Preventic collar are all really good choices, too.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:04 pm

I would use a topical (make sure you use it appropriately) in combination with the preventic collar. Frontline or Advantix seem to work better for ticks.

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Postby EchoDog » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:54 pm

We have used Frontline in the past, but since my dog sleeps with me, I didnt want the oil in my bed, and we have the collars on now, but part of the problem there is that the dogs somehow manage to get them off.

We would treat our yard, but we have 2 acres of land, thats a LOT of treatment, plus the dogs lay around EVERYWHERE!!!

Ill try some of those products recommended...

Thanks a whole bunch!!!

~K

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Postby Subliminal » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:58 am

You only really have to worry about the frontline getting in the bed that first night. After 24 hrs you can give the dog a bath, and you'll get the stuff off of his hair, and no more issues.

Been using it for years with bed dogs. :)

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Postby SupriseInside » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:25 am

Frontline did not work well at all for me. K9 Advantix worked best for me.


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