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Thread: What Tick Prevention Product Do You Use/think is Best ?

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    Default What Tick Prevention Product Do You Use/think is Best ?

    hi all,

    after finding another tick on my boy this morning, i'd love to hear what products you use and think are the best - i've heard none are 100% effective - is this true ?

    we have never used any tick products on our dogs in the past (stupid i know !!) until we found our first tick last year - since then we used collars and still checked them. i liked this option as we used advocate which covers everything but ticks .... so the collars got the other box covered - sorta ...

    i live in nortnern NSW and the back yard isn't bushy but i found a huge tick on my goldie this morning on his head ... my partner removed and said it's head came out too but i'm so worried about him as this is the 3rd one i've found on him this year ...(there was one on him while i was away and my partner said thank god you weren't here cause you would have freaked - it was about 4 times the size on this one this morning !!!) he seems fine and i hope he stays this way (all my fingers crossed)... the collars came off the other day as they went swimming w/ them on so that ruined them and i was meant to get new ones yesterday arvo and i'm kicking myself now !!

    does anyone use the spray ? is this a better option ? my question is does it wear off if they get wet and have to re-apply ? because our boys usually go swimming almost every day at the beach so is it okay to re-spray every day ? or collars or check every day ?

    i've gotten more ticks on him living by the beach in a tidy lawned back yard than at my parents place in the gold goast hinterland acerage/bush type area !

    this brings up my point that spraying livestock crossing the QLD/NSW border is completely crazy as NSW ISN'T tick free and dogs and cats can carry them too so why don't they get sprayed ?? but i won't open up that can or worms ...

    thanks all in advance

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    we use advantix.... tried collars but they enjoy pulling them off each other know alot of people that have success with advocate. our vet stocks a few different products but has most clients having success on this one, they're not idiots though so they stock other things for the few this doesn't work for or the ones that don't want to spend that much money. we apply it monthly after their hydrobath. Unless they are washed in soap, after the drying period swimming etc is not suppose to affect it, ours don't swim though, they wade in their shell pool but that's it.

    There's people that won't have had success with it though and they will suggest something else.
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    I use preventic collars on our two. The only tick we have had was when they came back from a kennel out in the bush, and it was only crawling up Harley's back. So I am pretty happy with them, and they are only 12-13 bucks every two months per dog!

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    I live in a high tick area.

    We use Preventix Tick collars on the large dogs and I spray with Frontline Spray on the Whippets, unfortunately they can't wear the collars as they chew them off each other.

    However nothing beats checking dogs twice daily.

    One of my dogs ended up at the vets last week after I pulled a tick off him on the saturday. He was fine saturday and sunday but monday he started to vomit and his breathing was a little laboured & he wasn't just quite right so in he went.

    Be careful with multiple ticks as even though the tick I pulled off him on the saturday hadn't fed for long it was large, (ticks have a life stage cycle & once they get past the nymph stage even if they are on a dog for a short time they can do damage) but he'd also had a tick about 3 days earlier, again only on him for a couple of hours. But I'd say it was the combination of both that eventually made him ill.

    He walked into the surgery so he was in the early stages. It pays to watch your dog carefully for up to a week after removing a tick and in particular if they are getting them regularly.
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    I was told that we don't get paralysis ticks in WA? Anyone know if that is true?
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    Permoxin in a spray bottle, and a rinse every 2 weeks. I think I have seen one tiny tick just once and that was when I didnt bother for a while. It does smell a bit, but keeps flys away lol.
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    I live in a high tick area in Sydney. My dog has had a tick before and once was enough for me. I use Advantix and Preventic collars combined with daily checking. My friend who lives in a very dense bushy area uses Revolution with success on his dogs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareBear View Post
    I was told that we don't get paralysis ticks in WA? Anyone know if that is true?
    yep, it's true

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