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Old 15 July 2013, 09:45   #21
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The Vaseline method isn't recommended for dealing with ticks on yourself.

Suffocating a tick causes it to regurgitate its stomach contents INTO you, along with the Lyme bacteria.
Didn't know that, cheers
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Old 15 July 2013, 10:46   #22
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We have a lab that rarely has a tick but our spaniel is prone to getting them.

We use frontline and one of the green tic remover things, keep a close eye on him and check him over every day to catch the little buggers. we dose them once a month at this time of year and generally we get one or two a month if they spend a lot of time running across the forest, less if they spend less time outside.

The tick collars are supposed to work really well but both our boys are in the water lots and they get really annoyed with a wet collar so it doesnt work for us.
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Old 15 July 2013, 12:05   #23
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'Frontline' seems to work on our Shepherd,trying to keep out of the Long Grass in the Summer definitely pays off....Local Farmer I know uses 'Ivomec' and has done for years on all his Dogs...Bit Overkill for my Taste!...but they all seem OK....and I know he pays Big Money for his Borders!
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Well .. if it seems the consensus then, I might just carry on with the Frontline on the basis that it maybe keeps some of the beggars off ? the spaniel is a swimmer so the collers dont sound so good for her .. I did wonder about them.

I hope you get over that bite A1an .. that can be a nasty condition for some as I'm sure you know .. I assume it just attached to your trousers and bit on the lower leg ? We have about 3500 acres of hill ground attached to the croft that I sometimes take the cocker onto and have had mild concern about this eventuality myself
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Old 15 July 2013, 13:12   #25
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A frontline story from my sister..

Duly applied it to labs neck...thought nothing of it. Cat sleeps in same basket as dog and licked all the frontline off the dogs neck......cat no longer with us....RIP cat....poisoned...
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.. I assume it just attached to your trousers and bit on the lower leg ?
i haven't a clue which tick it was, in the height of their activity (May/June) I can pull anything up to thirty ticks off me in a week. Granted that was before I started wearing anti tick clothing.
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Tick stuff

As far as im aware none of the treatments are to stop ticks, but to kill them after they have set on the dogs it also breaks the cycle of the ticks breeding we use frontline all the time which you can now order from your local chemist , at least in Scotland you can as ive done it
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harkers duramitex at 1 capful to 500ml, could possibly work, not tried it myself its for pigeon lofts and chicken pens
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Wife came in last Friday after walking the dog (black Lab) & says "can you have a look at the dogs bum, there's either a clinker, sticky bud or a tick on it" Oh hum! I get all the best jobs. Anyway cut a long story short, the dog has the biggest tick I've ever seen, I'm talking grape size, attached to his anus. We end up with my missus at the sharp end with the dog in a head lock, me at the brown end with his tail in one hand & the tick spanner in the other, trying to unwind this big fecker off the dogs arse'ole, life don't get any better does it Finally got it off & trod on it, it popped like a grape & blood every where, b'stards they are.
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Wife came in last Friday after walking the dog (black Lab) & says "can you have a look at the dogs bum, there's either a clinker, sticky bud or a tick on it" Oh hum! I get all the best jobs. Anyway cut a long story short, the dog has the biggest tick I've ever seen, I'm talking grape size, attached to his anus. We end up with my missus at the sharp end with the dog in a head lock, me at the brown end with his tail in one hand & the tick spanner in the other, trying to unwind this big fecker off the dogs arse'ole, life don't get any better does it Finally got it off & trod on it, it popped like a grape & blood every where, b'stards they are.
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