|08-20-2013 05:10 PM|
Ticks and Flea
I am having 14 months old GSD and she is having major problem of ticks since last 3-4 months, I treat her by visiting VET, Shampoo (Bolfo), powder, collar, etc. but still not get any solution and day-by-day its increasing. Vet has suggested an injection which can give relief for 2 month but I dont think so. She is pretty good and I am in search of any permanent solution. I also sprayed pest control liquid around my area/garden. Can anybody guide me to prevent my pretty dog from ticks & flea.
|08-18-2013 03:14 AM|
|08-18-2013 03:04 AM|
|huntergreen||anthony, don't under estimate how effective vacuuming can be if you think the tick just fell off and is still in your carpet.|
|08-17-2013 10:18 PM|
|jocoyn||FWIW, IF a tick does become engorged AND it finds a mate on your dog, then it falls off and crawls someplace to lay its eggs. When they hatch the hungry nymphs look for the correct host (it depends upon the tick species) then grow up then look for the correct adult host which may be different than the nymph host.|
|08-17-2013 07:31 PM|
Yes Nigel. I do treat her. However, she is at the end of her monthly treatment, and she does swim in the ocean quite a bit. So it's possible that the treatment may have weakened.
I do check her practically every day. Always massaging her and checking.
Right now, can't find anything.... Just a little irritated.
The antibiotic cream stopped her from scratching it.
|08-17-2013 04:31 PM|
|08-17-2013 03:55 PM|
My step father used to operate a junk yard and we were constantly fighting mosquitos and I mentioned it to a fellow one day and it turned out he was a bug guru at the University of Florida and he hipped me to the whole PH change thing. Since the yard was huge we didn't want to use poisons because of the expense and run off, so we started using the water softener salt and it worked perfectly. We reduced the population to a much more manageable level within about 10 days. Non poison, reversible and green. Gotta love them smart folks at the UF.
|08-17-2013 03:00 PM|
Are you saying that the site might contain eggs?
If so, are there any measures I can take to prevent them from hatching?
Right now, I'm only treating the area with MUPIROCYN, and looking for symptoms.
Kira never scratches herself, and the few times she's done so, resulted in finding a tick digging in.
Note: She's due for a Advantix update. When I do apply it, would it kill anything that potentially hatched?
|08-17-2013 12:24 PM|
|08-17-2013 11:58 AM|
Bob! Thank you! What a great idea!
I also use BT granules. Non toxic to dogs, lethal to mosquito larvae!
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