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    We're lucky to have had early hard frosts this year - and had no fleas at all over summer anyway.

    I'm also very glad to not live in paralysis tick areas - just thinking of them gives me the horrors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    We're lucky to have had early hard frosts this year - and had no fleas at all over summer anyway.

    I'm also very glad to not live in paralysis tick areas - just thinking of them gives me the horrors...
    We have them here - my friends Maltese died from one 2 years ago
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    Luckily we dont get tics around my area (touch wood)

    Anyone know how long it takes for Advocate to take effect? I need to wash Tony although im not sure how long i should wait after applying advocate.

    Thanks

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    It's supposed to work within minutes. I thought there was no problem with washing after application but can't find any reference to it in the leaflet...

    I just washed mine less than a week after application.

    Hang on, just found it - it says in the leaflet "ADVOCATE remains effacious following shampoo treament, swimming or exposure to rain."

    So I wouldn't worry - in the bath he goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    It's supposed to work within minutes. I thought there was no problem with washing after application but can't find any reference to it in the leaflet...

    I just washed mine less than a week after application.

    Hang on, just found it - it says in the leaflet "ADVOCATE remains effacious following shampoo treament, swimming or exposure to rain."

    So I wouldn't worry - in the bath he goes!
    Thanks, we had a delivery of top soil delivered for the garden and Tony has taking a liking to sleeping in it so he has been stinking out the house the past day or so. lol

    Time for a wash i think!

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    Ticks are only found in coastal areas, although there is a bush tick but I am not sure it is fatal for canines??
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    I don't think bush tick is fatal, it's just annoying and causes the dog discomfort. As far as fatality goes, Paralysis tick is the only one I think. Better look it up and be safe.

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    A bit off topic but something to think about even if you live an area free of paralysis ticks.

    A couple of years ago aquaintances returned to Vic from a holiday is the north. Shortly afterwards they noticed symptoms of paralysis tick poisoning in their Pug and rushed him to the Vet. Unfortunately they lost him. All we can guess is that somehow they transported a tick with their luggage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
    Does anyone else use this on their dogs?

    I use it with Tony although it is pretty expensive.

    Are there any cheaper alternatives that are just as affective?
    Keep checking here, youll be able to find some going cheap.

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    I use advantix, every 6 weeks. I use it more for flee prevention (As the nasty neighbourhood flee bags bring them into our yarn) but i like the added tick protection , as we go bushwalking quite often and it worrys me. I dont apply in winter, stopped in April and he will be done again in September. I think the less chemicals you give them the better personally.

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