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    Default Do the Dogs Need Tick Treatment???

    Now that we are moving to Brisbane, do I need to put Barney and Pippi on tick treatment?

    We havent bothered in sydney after talking to the vet.

    They are currently on Advocate which does fleas, worms and heartworm, so if they do need tick treatment, what can I use with the advocate?

    Or, what combination of products should I use instead?

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    Fleas are bad up here, we moved from tas about 6 years ago and had never seen a flea untill we got up here.

    I don't treat my dog for ticks, I just keep an eye on him after he's been through the bush or long grass, haven't seen one yet

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    Hmm, the back yard of the new house is essentially long grass and bush so perhaps I shoudl treat then....

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    yeah, also if it's just bush out your back fence it might be a good idea.

    The main reason I don't treat bully is because I don't think advantix (through experience) works

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    I am not sure what treatment to use?

    I use advocate at the moment because it does everything and I can just get it all covered once a month

    But now I will need to use JUST a tick treatment on top, or change my treatments.

    What about tick collars, do they work?

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    I don't know, I've never used them, but I've also never had a tick on a dog, so I can't help there

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    hopefully someone on here will have had experience with them

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    I used proban tablets when my dog and I visted the hunter valley. Some other dogs that were there got paralysis ticks and my dog didn't - so I'm thinking it works, but you still have to check your dog all over, including inside ears, around the lips and eyes and everywhere.

    There is a spot on that is supposed to stop ticks but I've heard it doesn't really work well enough to save your dog. There's nothing to substitute for regular checking and knowing every lump your dog should or should not have and where.

    I don't know if Brisbane is a tick area but some of the areas between Sydney and Brisbane are - so if you're driving up, you probably want to put your dog on something and do twice daily checks. Or checks after each time you let the dogs out.

    There are bush ticks everywhere, they won't kill a dog but they're nasty. And sometimes the bite sites can get infected and that's nasty too.

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    Hya, ticks are coastal except for bush ticks obviously. As you already know though, bush ticks aren't deadly.

    Lala - ring a Vet in the area and ask them if ticks are an issue. Whilst they can be found inland sometimes, the dangerous ones are 'east' coastal problems.

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    We were a little bit north of Maitland in the hunter - I didn't think of that as coastal. Not like Foster or Newcastle.

    But I didn't have to worry at Mudgee, or Canberra.

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