First tick

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First tick

Post by wifeofjp » 16 May 2014, 21:55

Have just removed Wilf's (and mine) first tick. It was just below his bum hole (sorry!). Yuck, yuck, yuck, I now feel quite queasy. Will be getting a tick tool tomorrow as had to do it by hand (in an antiseptic wipe).

Never knew what a tick looked like before!

Urghhhhhh!
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Re: First tick

Post by Maty » 18 May 2014, 19:09

Fingers firmly crossed as I have never had to deal with one & don't want too :(
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Re: First tick

Post by Gina » 20 May 2014, 21:50

Nor me - got the tick tool in my bag but dreading having to deal with one - surprising really considering the number of dogs I've had. .. But I've never had a pup before either so there is a first time for everything :( :)


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Re: First tick

Post by Champ629 » 20 May 2014, 22:18

Our dogs used to get the occasional tick when we lived near a town, we moved to a village in the countryside last summer and now we have ticks on the dogs almost daily, yesterday I removed three from Jake :-o
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Re: First tick

Post by Gina » 23 May 2014, 10:20

Oh yuk :( we are countryish too but no sheep about (surprisingly as we are in Wales!) plenty of rabbits, foxes and badgers so bound to get them at some point - you will know when as you will hear the squeal from there...which is embarrassing as not much usually phases me...apart from fleas and nits that is :( :)


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Re: First tick

Post by murphygrowl » 05 Jul 2014, 10:38

Alfie is our fourth giant and is the only one that has had ticks.he used to wear a scalbor collar and advantix flea and tick drops but he still came in covered in them,if you did not check him all day you would find them eating there way in around the muzzle area.then a friend who runs a kennel told me to try a seresto collar they cost more than a scalbor and last a lot longer.so I bought one not expecting much difference ,how wrong I was within days no sign of ticks etc I have even stopped giving him advantix drops.so I would tell anyone to buy a seresto collar and they would find out themself how good they are.

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