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04-29-2014 12:44 AM
mego I'm actually terrified of ticks. I know that's really lame and I don't know why, but really, I feel like I am going to puke every time I see them. Luckily I have never found one on my dog but I would love to find something that will annihilate anything that tries to feast on her *shudder*. I ran out of Frontline last month and decided not to rebuy because I've been hearing that it doesn't work well.

04-29-2014 12:31 AM
Myah's Mom 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.
04-28-2014 12:52 PM
jocoyn 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.
04-28-2014 11:58 AM
daisyrunner 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.
04-28-2014 11:17 AM
middleofnowhere Moved out of Arkansas. Helped a lot.
04-28-2014 09:33 AM
SuperG 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
04-28-2014 08:49 AM
jocoyn
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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.
04-28-2014 08:39 AM
Hunter4628
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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
04-28-2014 08:30 AM
Girth 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.
04-28-2014 08:18 AM
jocoyn You may want to use the forum search function as it is a common question.
I use springtime garlic granules.
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