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    henrysmom is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultWhat do you guys use for ticks??

    *shudder*

    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!
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    DefaultRe: What do you guys use for ticks??

    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.

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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.

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    We use Frontline. Haven't had any ticks on Larry yet, so I have no complaints.
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    K9 Advantix for fleas and ticks, Interceptor for Heartworms


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    DefaultRe: What do you guys use for ticks??

    Frontline for fleas/ticks and Heartgard for heartworms.

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    DefaultRe: What do you guys use for ticks??

    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 &amp; dexter

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    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 />

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    DefaultRe: What do you guys use for ticks??

    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.
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    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 &amp; Nikko

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