How to get rid of ticks. PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chloezoebob101, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. So today i looked at my dog and she was rolling around acting crazy. So i went over and checked her out. Sure enough, there was a HUGE blood tick by her nose. I got it off and popped it. Blood spray everywhere, on my clothes, shoes, dog, but the tick was dead. Then i went back to her to comfort her, bc she wanted to scratch like crazy where it was, and i felt another tick by her ears. I peeled it off, and killed that one too. Well, to make a long story short, i have found a total of 8 ticks on her today, and a complete 20 this year.
    I don't want her to get infected, and i am really worried about her. She is the best dog ever, and i don't want her sick. Is there anything to do to get rid of ticks? Or at least something to put on the bite to make her feel better?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Preventix collars work wonders! You will find the dying ones dropping off on the ground but they will croak within 24 hours.
     
  3. Where can i get these?
     
  4. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. okay! Thanks :)
     
  6. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always heard that guineas are very good about eating ticks. You might think about getting a few for prevention. They also act as very good watch animals.
     
  7. The price is pretty decent too :)
     
  8. Really? :)
    I should get some then, are they easy keepers?
     
  9. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another option is Merial's new product, Certifect. It is basically Frontline Plus with Amitraz (the active ingredient in the preventic collars) added to it and it should work just as well on the ticks as the preventic collar, plus it should control fleas too which the preventic collar doesn't do. The downside is it's only available through vets right now. It should be pretty comparable in price to the Frontline (the vet I work for sells it for about a dollar more/dose than the frontline for the same size), but if you don't need or want the flea control the preventic collar would be a better dollar value.
     
  10. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used Certifect and it smells soooo bad. Like burning plastic or something. It does the job but the smell is unbearable.
     

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