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Nasty nasty ticks !

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by jenna107, Sep 3, 2013.


  1. jenna107

    jenna107 PetForums Junior

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    Hello, can anyone advise of a good flea and tick combo treatment or would I have to treat for each individually? I have heard advantage is good for fleas but not sure if this fights against the nasty little ticks! Any advice appreciated :)
     
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    cat burglar PetForums Member

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    Hi, my ginger ninga is the only one of my 4 cats to pick up these unwanted hitch hikers! Although Frontline spot-on isn't as effective on killing fleas as it used to be, it still works beautifully on killing ticks ;) I now alternate between using Advocate and Frontline. In between I use an O'Tom tick remover to manually remove the ticks....

    The O'TOM / TICK TWISTER® to remove ticks: Official Website
     
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    jenna107 PetForums Junior

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    What a nifty tool! I am going to purchase one off ebay :D i have previously been using tweezers to get them out (making sure i get them right at the base). Would you recommend the frontline for the tick problem? sounds like it has worked for you:)
     
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    cat burglar PetForums Member

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    Indeed it is a nifty tool! :D

    Yes, I highly recommend Frontline to kill ticks effectively. When I use Frontline on my cat, the ticks I find on him are dead (black & shrivelled), then when I alternate with Advocate to kill fleas and worms, I have to manually remove the blighters. My cat who regularly picks up these hitch hikers is a huge, semi-long haired boy so checking for tiny ticks on him is like looking for a needle in a haystack (I can feel the larger ticks with my hands when I check him over, but the tiny ones escape my scrutiny until they're engorged and thus larger! :eek:

    Shame that there isn't one product that kills all 3 parasites (unless there is one that I don't know about).
     
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