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Thanks for the helpful advice everyone!
I feel you on the ticks. I live in a rural area in Georgia and out property is woods, creek and pond. Plus, the ticks stay active for most of the year because we don't have much cold weather. I didn't have much success with Frontline Plus, so my vet gave us prescription tick collars. They worked really well, but I hated them. Now our vet, in the worse months, has us use the Frontline + every 3 weeks instead of every 4 and that seems to do the trick. But, as everyone else has said, please get advice from your vet. And I don't want to be gross, but be sure to check the groin area too. The ticks love that nice warm area. Good luck!
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Definately talk to your vet about getting rid of the tick your fur-baby has now and they can recommend something to use monthly. I use Frontline Plus on Oreo and she's only had one tick.
Forgot to mention, and you probably already have, but be sure to check your dog's ears. Ticks can get way in there and cause problems.
Edited by: RONDARC at: 10/28/2011 (18:42)
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Do check with your vet since there are so many.
I have learned that a natural remedy that can be used is Tea Tree Oil; a few drops with water in a spray bottle works as a repellant. You can mist your dogs legs etc before going for that long hike or out.
I don't know where you live or what type of coat your dog has, but shaving helps you find them easier too, if your dog has lots of fur or a thick coat. .
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I would talk to your vet, see what they suggest. Thankfully ticks don't seem to be a problem in our area.
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Can anyone recommend a tick treatment that works quickly? I used Frontline, but my Dog is literally covered with ticks. I've removed over a dozen in the last 3 days. I've had to put our morning hikes on hold.
Any ideas would be appreciated.