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Tick Control

Whats the best thing for controling ticks on my dogs? I use Front Line and it works some what, but I am still picking off "jelly beans" Just wondering what works the best for others since the ticks will be showing up real soon.

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Ticks are here.....

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Frontline is the best and within a few days after attaching to your dog they will die from the chemical. I have been using this stuff for years and it really works and if I miss picking a tick it usually falls off the dogs after brushing them.

 

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I too use Frontline for my pooches.

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Indy,

We too use frontline. One thing we have noted (and had confirmed by our vet) is that dogs near the upper end of the weight range should be moved up to the next higher dose. Our 42 lb shorthair had to be moved to the 45-80 lb dosage to get effective control.

Since we've done that ticks haven't been a problem.

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my dad and I went turkey hunting today and we had found seven ticks on us!

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I was out today with my labs and they got a few today. Everybody start using your tick repellant what ever it may be. I've had good luck with any of them that you put on their back. Get them treated early to prevent headaches later.

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I was out shed hunting this weekend. Between me and my buddy we had over 40 ticks on us. It was insane.

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Use Ortho-Sevin; a garden pest killer. I've used it for years and it beats ALL the other products. You can find it in the gardening section at Walmart or KMart. Use the liquid to spray your campsite or yard and use the powder to dust down the dogs, the ticks will drop off shortly after. Just keep the dogs occupied for a few minutes after dusting them to keep them from licking and in time they forget you even dusted them. Got this remedy from a veterinarian friend after my dogs were absolutely covered a few years ago. Not for very young pets, read ALL the directions.

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Anybody know anything that can be used with pregnant bitches?

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Lock her/it in the grocery store and take it from there immediatly to the delivery room. Carefull when handling;)

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I hate Ticks... Woulld use pest killer on my buddy tho,no telling what it might do to him.

Frontline on tghe other hand is well proven and recommend by most vets and trainer's alike,as stated before most ticks will die before they attach.

On a side note; it takes 36 to 48hrs to transmitt lyme bacteria...

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guess I should proof my reply,"I would'nt use garden pest killer".

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I use tempo around my kennel and dog houses. I have a lot of bushes and trees around my kennel and I hose the place down with tempo. I was watching AG PHd last year and they said to use tempo on your dogs, just make sure not to get it in there eyes. I took a squirt bottle and sprayed my dogs with it. I dont thing I found a tick on them last year. I usually do my whole yard with tempo. If you have ever used the stuff you know that it works! I also use frontline but I believe that tempo acutally kills the tick before it even embeds in the dog. Keeps them from spreding disease that way.

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Snow, re-read my post...I got this tip from a vet in Grand Forks. Also, read the package directions, it specifically states you can use the product on domestic animals. I have a Golden Retriever that turned 18, yes, 18 years old last December and she has not been treated ill nor has she suffered any ill effects from being powdered with Ortho-try it you'll like it

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dcline,
Thanx for the tip,I missed the vet part...No offense,must be cross-eyed today from the long weekend.Next time I'm at the feedmill I'll take a looksey...

18year old golden huh?wow! I had one make it to 15,the 2nd was 12 then cancer and now I have a 5yr old,great dogs!They always keep ya going.

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No offense taken Snow...figured you might have overlooked the vet part. I use the liquid concentrate as well on my campsites and have never had problems with bugs in camp, I take a small hand-pump sprayer and douse the surrounding vegetation. Yeah, my golden is 18 now, keep thinking this will be her last season, but she went for short trips last Pheasant season and did well, just had to let her rest while the others took over. She has cancer again I'm sure, so she isn't gonna' be around long I'm guessing. She's not paining yet, so she's just a companion right now...I'll hate the vet trip in the near future!

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I have 2 labs and we went to the long tree WMA many times last May and June. I had ticks all over me, but my dogs didn't have a single one. I use the K9 Advantex 100 for my boys. It costs a bit more than frontline, but my dogs have only had one tick on them since using advantix, early in the year after the first does.

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I must be the cheap one in the bunch,been putting on Hartz advaced care flea and tick drops plus+ brand on my 9year old black lab.It helps to do this before the tick season starts and also i will uusually reapply it about every two to three weeks instead of once of month.Those fleas can be more nasty then ticks some times!!