I pulled the very first tick off of Henery yesterday..... blech!!!!
I was rubbing his chest as he was falling asleep (he LOVES this!) and noticed something hard. Thinking it might be a small scab from where his harness clip sometimes rub, I took a look and there was this ugly horrible tick crawling around on my baby's fur!!!!!! It hadn't attached yet, I just pulled it off.
Sooooo grossed out.
So what do you all use for ticks?? He's supposed to be on Revolution (we haven't started yet) for fleas and heartworm, but I have my reservations considering it's not 100% effective?
Thanks, in advance!
Gorsebrook Jackson Triggs, CD, RN, WC, CGN<br />Kelrobin A Twist of Fate<br /><br />
We're trying out a combination of topical Zodiac (available at Petsmart) and HW Interceptor (from the Vet) for now.* If the Zodiac doesn't work out we'll go to a more expensive topical such as Frontline or Advantix, but everything looks good so far.
Piper, Faith, Mocha & Pink
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I had been using Frontline but discovered 2 ticks on Sami. Granted, I had let 5 weeks go by between applications, but I want to stretch applications out as much as possible. The ticks I plucked off were firmly attached. Blech!
I switched to K9 Advantix and applied it exactly 5 weeks ago. I'm getting ready to do another application tonight, but so far no ticks. And because I love the outdoors and we live near the woods, Sami and I hike in thick woods every day ~ and this is major tick country, too! So, in my limited experience, I'm very impressed w/ the K9 Advantix, which is said to repel ticks, mosquitos, and fleas, as well as kill them.
We use Frontline. Haven't had any ticks on Larry yet, so I have no complaints.
Doyle and Larry<br /><br />
K9 Advantix for fleas and ticks, Interceptor for Heartworms
Eiderdowns That's My Buddy
CDX, RE, WC, CGC, TDInc.
Frontline for fleas/ticks and Heartgard for heartworms.
ewwwwwww, i totally agree with you on finding ticks! they really gross me out too!
we use k9 advantix b/c we take the dogs on daily walks through trails in the woods etc.
and interceptor for one dog and heartguard plus for the other.
<br />pj, theo & dexter
We also use Interceptor for heartworms. I'm not too sure how I feel about a topical treatment for heartworm prevention.
Doyle and Larry<br /><br />
Frontline Plus (not Frontline w/o the plus) for fleas & ticks. I apply it every 45 days.
Interceptor for heart worms and a variety of other worms.
Puff runs an hour every morning in woods and fields where there are many ticks. She's done that daily for the last 4 years. She's never gotten Tick One.
I occasionally find them on me.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
I use k9 advantix for Beau. After 2 ticks about 2 1/2 months ago...I started. "Knocks on wood!!! we haven't had a tick since!! ;D
<br />Beau & Nikko