Posted by: Jen | 2008/08/28


Hi All

Some advise please! I take my dog to the park every afternoon and last night I discovered 2 smallish ticks on her, which I removed and flushed, do you think that I should worry further about this? How do you know if you dogs have become infected by these ticks?


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Dear Jen

Not all ticks have the biliary parasite to transmit to dogs. Clinical signs develop in 7-10 days after infection, depression, not eating and pale mucous membranes.

Just keep and eye out for these signs, treat with a good tick product (from vets/vetshops) and do not worry to much.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Tania | 2008/08/29

Live in really infested area- use Advantix monthly with great success - still see occassional tick - nothing is 100% - but this is closest to it.

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Posted by: WR | 2008/08/28

Hi there,

Regular treatment with Frontline or the like will keep them at bay.

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