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    Because he's only a pup i'd be checking twice a day at least. I used to live in a high tick zone and never relied on any products to do the job, just my eyes and fingers.
    Rubicon looks like fun...from memory there might be some good 4x4ing in that area. Have fun !!


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    Yes, definitely check for ticks twice a day. My old dog was pretty immune to them, but I've known a couple of dogs who nearly died and cost their owners a lot of money to get them back from the dark side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loz View Post
    We are heading to Rubicon in VIC not sure if many people know the area or have been there. I have spoken with the vet and they said there wasnt much parvo around these days and so did the breeder which made me feel better. I think i will still ring the local vet around the area though and ask about parvo cases in the area, unfortunately i couldn't find much on the computer. For people that are campers what have you found to be the best tick proventitive?
    Good idea to ring the local vet...local knowledge is always best
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    I used Proban tablets when I went camping with my dog in the hunter but I'm not sure you can get them any more. Some people use advantix collars and one of the spot ons does ticks too - but even with all this you still need to do twice daily checks all over - in ears, lips, eye lids, paws, butt, genitals, all the fur - feel for lumps that shouldn't be there - lovely dog massage for puppy and good practice for vet check ups. And I bought some tick remover tools - tiny bits of plastic that I never had to use but they do make the job easier.

    The paralyisis ticks tend to be more common in warm coastal areas including the hunter. There are still bush ticks across all of the rest of Australia. Mostly they prefer kangaroo but they will take what ever is passing by - including you not just your dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    If you live inland like i do, and maybe you do too, there are no ticks, but anywhere coastal or in the more warmer/humid areas there are many ticks and they can be devastating to your dog. So be careful where you travel with your puppy. I am in the Southern Riverina and there are no ticks here. Not sure where you are

    I would be taking care and taking my pup camping, just like K&P I work at socialisation above all else with care taken to keep my puppies healthy.......

    I live in victoria, it's a tropical state. But does get really hot summers..

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    You get ticks at the coast in all states. The one time I've gone camping on the Far South NSW Coast in the middle of winter we got heaps. I pulled 3 off the dog, 3 off my daughter (including one from her crotch because she didn't listen when I told her to put undies on - great 'I told you so' moment!) and 2 off myself. The tick puller was a life saver. I now always keep it in the glove box. Together with a little insecticide spray that I spray on them before I pull them out on advice from the local pharmacist.

    I believe ticks like wet weather most. Doesn't have to be warm, though they don't seem to live in areas that get frosts. Fortunately!

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    Where abouts are situated? Coz parvo is rife where I am. I work as a vet nurse and we lost 4 dogs last week to parvo and the week before that we lost another 2, week before that etc...

    By lost I mean PTS coz the owners were dumbasses that never vaccinated and could barely afford to feed themselves let alone care for their pup properly.
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    Paralysis Tick distribution

    http://www.animaloptions.com.au/imag...bution-map.gif

    I can't find anything similar for Parvo - I expect it's way too mobile to map successfully. I thought Victoria was a temperate state.

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    Thanks for posting that map, Hyacinth. I didn't know there were no paralysis ticks on the South Coast.

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    I rang the local vet and she said there are no recent cases of parvo in the area which is good. She said they do get bush tick though, what is the best way to pull them off if you find one?

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