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Hunter4628 04-28-2014 08:02 AM

What kind of tick preventative do you give your dog?
 
just curious on what you guys give your dogs :)

jocoyn 04-28-2014 08:18 AM

You may want to use the forum search function as it is a common question.
I use springtime garlic granules.

Girth 04-28-2014 08:30 AM

I'm currently using a flea and tick collar. The makers of heartguard just came out with a flea/tick preventative called nexgard. Don't know if it is any count.

Hunter4628 04-28-2014 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jocoyn (Post 5440818)
You may want to use the forum search function as it is a common question.
I use springtime garlic granules.

are you using the Chewable ones? Thinking about trying those:)

jocoyn 04-28-2014 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hunter4628 (Post 5440890)
are you using the Chewable ones? Thinking about trying those:)

Nope using the granules you scoop over food. They have a good sale going on right now.

SuperG 04-28-2014 09:33 AM

Chewables ??? Like Heartguard for heartworm ? I did not know they made a chewable for tick and flea prevention.

I just pulled a tick off my dog a few days ago so I reluctantly applied the poison called Frontline Plus on her.

I really need to investigate Jocoyn's solution for ticks and fleas.


SuperG

middleofnowhere 04-28-2014 11:17 AM

Moved out of Arkansas. Helped a lot.

daisyrunner 04-28-2014 11:58 AM

I used Nexguard and didnt have any problem with it. At first I had tried a natural preventative and ended up finding a bloated tick from my pup. I didnt want to use topicals because of my young kids and the stories I have heard about them.

jocoyn 04-28-2014 12:52 PM

I am not sure anything is 100%..........we had far fewer ticks than a teammate whose dog had the scalibor collar but we still had some. I check twice a day and the few ones I have found are typically not engorged yet.

Myah's Mom 04-29-2014 12:31 AM

Simpleguard topical for fleas and ticks in the summer. I'm lucky I can give Myah a break the rest of the year.

But it also depends on where you go. There are some canyons around here FULL of TICKS! I would find one engorged on her every time we went - and we even stayed on the very wide, open dirt path!

So, our yard is tick free (so far) and I take Myah to the beach for freedom and roaming.

Ticks are just not worth it. They are mean, infected, biting machines. So hard to find on a GSD coat until they are engorged. Yuck.


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