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    Default Argh!! Ticks

    Argh I hate ticks!!

    I get home today to find Harley unable to get up and find a nice fat paralysis tick on his chest. Que 2 hours at the vets tonight with a hungry and tired 1.5 year old and the wallet a bit lighter.

    My poor boy is resting up, he has had a sedative and anti-tick serum so I am watching him tonight and it's back to the vet first thing tomorrow. Hopefully we have an easy night tonight.

    Also tick hooks are great, made it really easy to get the sucker out.




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    Poor boy, so glad we dont have the little suckers over here!

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    Poor lad he looks very sorry for himself

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    OMG... I'm so glad that's one thing I don't have to worry about here. Poor boy. Hope he feels better soon.

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    He is back at the vets today, he had improved this morning and was crawling along the ground so hopefully he is even better when we get him this afternoon. His breathing was a bit concerning overnight so I feel like I haven't slept at all.

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    where the hell do they find these things and why isn't there some tablet we can give (there used to be) that will keep the suckers off or at least make them spit the dog out...

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    Apparently there is a product being released in a couple of weeks that controls fleas and ticks and is in tablet form which should be more effective than the collars. Bite-Sized Flea & Tick Control For Dogs | NexGard™ Chewables from the makers of FRONTLINE® Plus

    I will give it a go when it comes out.

    Poor monkey has to go back to the vet tomorrow, he still can't swallow so no eating or drinking yet. Hopefully he is able to tomorrow or I am not sure what we will do over Xmas.

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    Yep ....the joys of dog ownership in QLD ...although somehow they are a rare occurance in Bundy.

    When we lived on the gold coast it had to be a everyday thing, the old tick check.

    Poor Harely. Nothing sadder than seeing a poisoned dog. They want to get up but cant. My old Lab 'Storm' copped it abour 4 times when i was a boy and i remember just sitting with him crying and refusing to go to school till he got better.

    I really hope the poor bugger recovers soon. I've had a few myself over the years and the headaches and lumps are savage. Lets hope he's able to enjoy some Xmas dinner .

    All the best Jadie. Give Harley a nice big ear rub from us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Apparently there is a product being released in a couple of weeks that controls fleas and ticks and is in tablet form which should be more effective than the collars. Bite-Sized Flea & Tick Control For Dogs | NexGard™ Chewables from the makers of FRONTLINE® Plus

    I will give it a go when it comes out.

    Poor monkey has to go back to the vet tomorrow, he still can't swallow so no eating or drinking yet. Hopefully he is able to tomorrow or I am not sure what we will do over Xmas.
    It's out and arrived (nexGard). I got an e-mail to say it is......i don't have ticks here, but a Qld place sent me the e-mail

    http://www.thevetshed.com.au/
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    cool. nexguard anti tick... That will make me feel a whole lot safer next time I want to travel east with my dog.

    The pro ban I used last time - is well past it's useby date and you can't get it any more.

    Nexgard Large Dog 10 to 25kg pack of 12 - one per month

    Not cheap - $138 for a 12 month supply... Tho I suppose that's cheaper than revolution.

    Only problem is ... I'd need to find something else for worms and heart worm if I swap to that.

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