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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM
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Default ticks - yuck, yuck, yuck!

Back in Ohio I never really saw ticks. I remember once mom pulled one off a kitten but that was it. Never saw any when I worked in a vet clinic in high school.

We brought Hudson home a week ago and I've already pulled 3 off of him. We have a vet appointment on Thursday for his 2nd round of shots and will be picking up some flea & tick prevention then. As much as I don't like the cold I'm hoping for a cold winter to kill off some of these creepy-crawlies.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:26 PM
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ticks are the nasty! The cold doesn't necessarily rid you of them--so I''d keep an eye out, especially with all that fluff!
I don't like topicals--but after my husband had lyme disease, it's a necessary evil in my ouse. I use Vectra 3-D on my guys, and it has worked well, where as some others have not. Just FYI.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:47 AM
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yeah, i know it won't kill them all off, but hopefully it'll at least make a dent in the population. I'm definitely concerned about Lyme because it seems to be so prevelant in this area. I think 1 co-worker and my old bosses daughter both had it. I don't think I knew of a single person with it in OH
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:06 AM
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Having lived in NY and CT, I know all too well about ticks & lyme. I've used Frontline Plus for all my dogs for over 10 years.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:04 PM
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Ugh, I hear ya. I took both Collies hiking last weekend with a friend and her dog. I found one tick on Steve's face and one tick on me. My friend called later that evening to tell me she'd removed TEN ticks from her dog. They're just *awful* and we have plenty of Lyme (and some anaplasmosis) around here.

I had just treated my dogs with Frontline and I've checked them and rechecked them and not found any more, so hopefully that's all there were.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:14 PM
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I'm hoping Frontline will work on these critters. My mom is looking into picking up some Vectra for the PupPup and giving it to us from Christmas, lol.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:34 PM
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Found one of the cat today. Yuck. And she doesn't go outside. Double yuck
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:08 AM
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Ticks are bad news!! Aside from the icky factor these pesky blood suckers are vectors of diseases. However, it would take several hours before a tick-borne disease can be transmitted to the dog thus it is imperative to remove the tick from the dog as soon as possible.
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