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    I think I would be the same, I'd loose my shit! hahaha

    It would be because she is on ground level, walking through the grass and past bushes, they would just attach then or even if she was rolling around.

    Poor baby though, hopefully there isn't many more!

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    oh no, that is horrid!

    You poor thing!

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    Sounds like your doing fine...You just need a cyber
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    Calm down =) You'll be making her more agitated if you're upset. They're just ticks, nothing to cry over. Make sure they're not paralysis ticks (as you have), pick them out and give her a pat. All will be well

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    Like the others were saying, relax and try and take it easy, by the sounds of it, they are only bush / cattle ticks if you were camping on a cattle station. These won't kill your dog, the worst is she will become a bit anemic, but since you are going to the vet tomorrow morning, it sounds like you have nothing to worry about. When I lived in Darwin, my old dog Attila (may he rest in peace) used to cop a flogging from cattle ticks. My ex husband and I used to pick a lot off him, I was so glad when we moved and he was out of that environment..

    Any hoo, it is a horrible feeling, I know how you feel, your dog is very lucky to have a wonderful owner.

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    Any chance you could give her a treat for each one you pull out, that will help her feel better.

    Do check around her lips including inside her lips, and inside and outside her ears, and all those wrinkly bits and between her toes and under her tail etc. finish with a very methodical go over the entire body.

    If she gets at all wobbly in the back end - that would be a sign of paralysis tick and visit to vet required. But if she's walking fine, it's unlikely they're paralysis ticks.

    My mum got a bush tick on her ear lobe. Friends thougth it was a ruby stud ear ring and she got another one on her breast. She was crawling over rocks trying to follow a walking trail marked with paint dabs. Turned out the paint was bird droppings. Oops.

    Next time you're thinking of visiting a place like that maybe consider a course of proban tablets or similar preventative. You still have to check for ticks but they will be a lot more enthusiastic about jumping off.

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    Thanks so much everyone for your help last night, I was the biggest Mess!

    Ended up getting 21 ticks off her before bed, then woke up with 5 more taht had fallen off her during the night.

    My Mother in law is taking her to the Vet as we speak so I should hear back from her soon.

    I collected about 5-6 live ones to show the vet and my kids tipped them all over my car this morning.. Bloody nightmare I tell you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I collected about 5-6 live ones to show the vet and my kids tipped them all over my car this morning.. Bloody nightmare I tell you!
    I'm sorry but that did really make me lol. You gotta love kids.

    Hope he will come back from the vet tick-free and happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I'm sorry but that did really make me lol. You gotta love kids.

    Hope he will come back from the vet tick-free and happy.
    I didnt realise till I went to show my mother in law and opened an empty container! My daughter happily admitted she let the bugs out in the car!

    Im sure she will be fine, with a hefty Vet bill to go with my already costly weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I didnt realise till I went to show my mother in law and opened an empty container! My daughter happily admitted she let the bugs out in the car!

    Im sure she will be fine, with a hefty Vet bill to go with my already costly weekend.
    Oops, *she*.

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