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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by portiaa, Apr 12, 2011.


  1. portiaa

    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    Well.. Its getting towards summer now and warmer weather so the ticks are coming back..

    Since I live in the country and we have lots of walks through long grass and foresty areas. I need to 'stock up' on the products to get rid of them should any appear. (im also needing flea and worming ones but frontline and drontal are fine for now)

    :)

    1) What would/do you use if you find a tick?
    2) is there any products that should be avoided as they do not work/can cause reactions?

    Thanks,help really appreciated..

    ..Off to check the dogs for ticks! :D
     
  2. JANICE199

    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    Last year was the first time i'd ever seen a tick,it was on my Kai.Fortunately we were staying at a farmhouse so i got the farmer to remove it.:D
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Lilly's picked up a fewover the last couple of years - especially when we've been to the forest.
    I've found that by keeping her frontline up to date when she does pick up a tic they are easy to remove with some tic tweezers.
     
  4. portiaa

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    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    Thankyou! :) I will try get hold of some Tic tweezers. I will pop into pets at home tommorrow, Hopefully they might have some. :)
     
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    I've got the O'Tom Tick Remover too, works great - we got our from the vet as I hadn't seen a tick before and took Poppy up with what I thought was a wart!

    I've just sent for some Billy No Mates tincture - natural flea, mite and tick repellent - scroll down, 6th item I think. Saw some good reviews on another site but got it from Serendipity as I wanted their puppy shampoo which I've had before and is gorgeous.
     
  10. portiaa

    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    Thankyou! :) Just had a look now and looks great, I will order the tick remover and then probably the tincture too! Thanks again! :)
     
  11. XxZoexX

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    Im going to check Jack when i get home as weve been out alot in woodland over the weekend but i have no clue what im looking for :(
    Will i spot it easily?
     
  12. portiaa

    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    I've not seen too many ticks only about 4/5, But my dogs are all short coated breeds (e.g English bull terrier) so its easy to see them. Im not sure how easy/difficult it would be to see one on a medium/longer haired breed but im guessing more difficult. All the ones ive seen have been fairly sized, so not tiny. -therefor easier too see. although when grooming/petting your dogs you will probably be able to find/see.

    Sorry im not much help as my dogs are all short coated and easy to see if ticks are present. :eek: :) Hope someone comes along soon to help with more experience with ticks. although im sure if he had one you would probably see/feel it. :)
     
  13. DirtyGertie

    DirtyGertie PetForums VIP

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    This might help, not sure if it's clear enough. It's above her eye, right side looking at photo. It was proud of her skin, darkish brown colour and if you put your finger on it it could be rotated.

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  14. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Yes that is a big help thanks, I always thought id notice.. But then someone said they thought one was a wart and it freaked me a little :lol:

    I shall do a thorough inspection later.. Can i ask another q, Does the dog tend to notice or not?
     
  15. kat&molly

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    I dont think the dogs notice,if they scratched they would probably knock the body off but leave the head inside.
     
  16. XxZoexX

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    So they wouldnt be overly irratated.. Just clocking signs to look for :)
     
  17. bagpuss4

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    Baxter had his 1st 2 Ticks up the woods last night both in his ear. Came out no prob with forceps but he did have a good scratch after it. I,m a bit obssessed with the blighter after contracting lyme's 2 years ago i don't want him to go throught the misery i did!
     
  18. DirtyGertie

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    Poppy never noticed it at all, I nearly pooped myself 'cos I didn't know what it was. Found it in the evening and spent the whole night worrying she had a brain tumour or something just as serious - sounds so stupid now but we had a young cat we lost to a tumour, vet said it was either spine or brain as he had become paralysed over a few short weeks. I've never been so relieved as when the vet said it was a tick.

    If you've got a needle threader like this, it will remove a tick if you haven't got an O'Tom one. Just place the thin wire bit over the tick and carefully draw it back, tick should come out whole.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  19. XxZoexX

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    Yes i have one of those, Tho im doggy shopping tomorrow (food ect not literally a dog lol) so ill pick a tick remover up just incase :)
     
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