Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SouthEastern WI
Re: Frontline / HeartGard?
This year the ticks are really bad at my place (3 acres, mowed but surrounded by woods and marsh). After pulling over a dozen ticks off the dogs I gave up the natural stuff and ordered a bottle of Frontline spray.
I DO NOT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!! They say to basically soak the dog in the stuff.
For my Shepherd I use 2 pumps of the spray bottle at the top of his shoulders, one in the middle of his back and two more at the base of his tail.
For my Cocker and my Corgi mix, they both got one spray at the head and one at the tail. The Cocker was the one with the most ticks.
My Chinese Crested got 1/2 a pump in the two locations.
That was over two weeks ago and I've only seen ONE tick so far - and that was was while we were outside - just starting to crawl up Tazer's leg. Otherwise - none.
When I find another tick on someone I will re-apply the spray in the same dosage.