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Flee, working and tick treatment

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by jhosk1981, Jul 4, 2017.


  1. jhosk1981

    jhosk1981 PetForums Junior

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    hi guys,

    Little (not so little now) Reuben is 6 months old..Am I right in thinking that I now only give him flee, worm and tick treatment every three months?

    Thanks
     
  2. wee man

    wee man PetForums VIP

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    I do not believe in 1 monthly or even 3 monthly treatments of strong chemicals on my dogs skin.
    Worms are treated every 4 to 5 months (precautionary ), fleas are treated if I see any (why treat them if they are not there ? ) and ticks are removed by my other half if we find them.
    This way saves money and not so toxic for the dogs !.
     
  3. lullabydream

    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    Yes that would be 3 months for worming.. unless you are including lungworm then it would be monthly on most products.
    It depends on flea treatments most are used monthly..

    Best to check with your vets to see which they suggest. It's now adult protocol which ever way you look at it.
     
  4. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Administrator
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    Not all vets are just 'in it for the money' Your comment is off topic.
     
  5. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I've always tended to treat fleas and ticks as they appear, but nowadays with so many ticks about in areas where there hadn't been before I now treat regularly. Our holiday place is in a high tick area and we sometimes walk Isla is an area at home where there are a lot of ticks. I usually spot most of the walking ticks that have got onto her, but there are some that I miss and they usually drop off later, but I'm not happy that she is being bitten by them, there's more tick bourne diseases appearing in the country and lime disease is becoming more prevalent.

    Use to use a spot on, but it's not so good against ticks so now get a Seresto collar which lasts up to 8 months and seems to work well
     
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