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Re: Ticks

Post by Bid » 19 May 2015, 00:12

I am lucky having Daisy the tick-detector! She lets me know as soon as anyone has a tick. She can also remove them but I prefer to do it myself just in case she leaves the head in. For someone who has never had pups she is a very good Mum - tick inspection after walks, and bottom, ear & eye checks after breakfast!
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Re: Ticks

Post by linny » 19 May 2015, 11:51

Made inquiries with the vet about any new tick prevention and she tells me there is a new product in tablet form called Bravecto. One treatment lasts for 3 months.
It's quite expensive but the price evens out compared to Advantix (applied monthly)
My concern is that we are pumping even more chemicals into our poor dogs and if your dog has an adverse reaction the irritant is in the bloodstream for three whole months :( .
Found this natural remedy site so will be trying Geranium oil plus one or two of the other natural remedies suggested.
I don't want to risk a ticking time bomb :?: ...excuse the pun :wink:

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Re: Ticks

Post by Rachelhodgkins » 19 May 2015, 13:06

I will be looking into it as camping times is the worst for us think it's cuz we spend alot of time not just walking but lounging in the places these little buggers like to hang out

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Re: Ticks

Post by Sarahdol75 » 19 May 2015, 14:03

linny, I searched the internet and also came across that site about geranium oil aswell.

I hae also ordered apple cider vinegar aswell.I will try anything, to try and stop him getting from so many.
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Re: Ticks

Post by iwantadog » 19 May 2015, 15:41

I thought I might try Bravecto next time I need to buy flea and tick treatment as apparently this does them both.

Bid, how does Daisy remove the ticks - I've got a lovely picture in my head!!
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Re: Ticks

Post by linny » 19 May 2015, 19:11

Just to clarify that the essential oil is Rose Geranium and it should by applied to the dogs collar only.

iwantadog Do be careful about using Bravecto on Murph especially as this is new on the market (check with your vet)....just worried about his epilepsy

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Re: Ticks

Post by Oscar2011 » 19 May 2015, 20:09

Just wishing you all good luck with your tick removal exploits. I can honestly say that Oscar is now nearly 4 years and has never had a single one :D . Maybe it's because he is a "towny" or could it be that he avoids puddles and mud. Still dreading his first one though. :(

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Re: Ticks

Post by iwantadog » 19 May 2015, 21:02

linny wrote:Just to clarify that the essential oil is Rose Geranium and it should by applied to the dogs collar only.

iwantadog Do be careful about using Bravecto on Murph especially as this is new on the market (check with your vet)....just worried about his epilepsy

Thanks linny, I spoke to the nurse at the vets about Bravecto and she seemed to think it would be ok. But I will definitely check with the vet as well. I might stick to Frontline if it carries on working. I got a tick off him the other day but it was dead when I pulled it off, so maybe the Frontline is working and we've not had any fleas since Christmas.
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Re: Ticks

Post by Bid » 20 May 2015, 00:26

Daze removes them with her front teeth and spits them out.

I have never seen a tick on Poppy - I assume this is because her coat is so dense (or not groomed enough! :oops: )
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Re: Ticks

Post by susiet » 20 May 2015, 21:06

Just seen this thread and funnily enough was at the vets today for a routine visit and they mentioned this new tick collar to us as our dogs get them quite frequently. The vet said they are very effective and last through the season. They are about £35 and are worn alongside your dogs own collar. I can't remember the name of it unfortunately - they were just getting them in shortly.
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Re: Ticks

Post by Pollydoodle » 24 May 2015, 23:55

Soooo how do folks remove a tick from long fur, eg around the muzzle?
Firstlyhe is sooo suspicious and secondly if i try use the twisty thingy his fur gets twisted round too :? .


Wendy re Bravecto, the most common side effect they say is vomiting, something to consider, if that will upset or trigger Murphy's epilepsy.

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Re: Ticks

Post by Liz!! » 25 May 2015, 12:24

I hate the idea of a tick collar - isn't it vets that warn against flea collars and the chemicals concentrated against the skin all the time cause allergies and soreness?

It can't possibly work without chemicals.
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Re: Ticks

Post by george-tambo » 25 May 2015, 16:05

George has been on Bravecto over a yr now, it was recommended after he started to have fits just before he was 2 and had to stop using advocate, he's been fine and thankfully hasn't had a tick yet. Bravecto doesn't cover lung worm though.

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Re: Ticks

Post by JoolsH » 01 Jun 2015, 13:52

My vet recommended a tick collar called Seresto which seems to really work; it's quite expensive but you can get it cheaper on-line. I found a dead tick on the floor, so it's clearly working and Ozzie's coat is quite thick! :D

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Re: Ticks

Post by iwantadog » 01 Jun 2015, 16:44

Pollydoodle wrote:Soooo how do folks remove a tick from long fur, eg around the muzzle?
Firstlyhe is sooo suspicious and secondly if i try use the twisty thingy his fur gets twisted round too :? .


Wendy re Bravecto, the most common side effect they say is vomiting, something to consider, if that will upset or trigger Murphy's epilepsy.

I'm assuming the vomiting could make him throw up his epilepsy meds. I've just started him on Apoquel for his allergies, so will stick to Frontline this year, so I'm not adding too many new medicines at one time.
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