Posted by: Sans | 2009-01-11

Tick infestation

We went on holiday and left our 2 year old labrador in the care of someone.
Our dog is now totally covered with ticks, and she being a lab, it is impossible for me to get her to sit still and pull off the ticks.
What is a sucsessful treatment for the the ticks?

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Dear Sans

Best is to dip her with Amitix or Ectodex and after apply frontline and put a preventic colllar on.

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Posted by: Nicky | 2009-01-13

Forget Program etc - for fleas and not ticks.

For quick relief get dip such as Acarins/Amitix from Vet - then Advantix is great as a spot on, and monthly treatments.
As per Chill, important to watch for biliary.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-01-11

Why not get a dip from your vet, just to treat this infestation?
After that, use Frontline or Advantix or similar, to prevent a recurrence.

You' ll also have to keep a close eye on the dog, for the next several weeks - some ticks (not all!) carry billiary, which is easy for the vet to deal with PROVIDED you catch it really early. So, at the slightest sign of the dog being off-colour, or not eating normally, go and get him checked out pronto, and mention the tick thing.

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Posted by: Carol | 2009-01-11

Frontline will do the trick , but you are going to have to absolutly soak him.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2009-01-11

You could use Program tablets, a flea colar, sprinkle flea powder on the grass and wash there bedding. Maybe you could also sprinkle there bedding with flea powder.

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