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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Tick Prevention

Here's my situation:

I have 2 puppies living in my house. 10 month old Brittany and 9 month old black lab. The Brit is mine and the lab is my roommates. Once a month the lab gets a pill at the vet for ticks. I have been using a seresto collar, but the lab keeps ripping it off of the Brit while they are playing and since the collar is not on the dog enough it is becoming in effective. The current collar I have had for about 3 weeks and in the past week I have had to remove 5 ticks from him (not just crawling, but actually imbedded). I don't know much about the pills or any other tick treatment. Can anyone help me out? The pill seems to work for the lab, but I have also never even saw a tick crawling on the lab. My Brit seems to be a tick magnet though.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 11:56 AM
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Bravecto. I use Soresto with good results but I also don't have another dog pulling it off.
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Besides tick prevention, you may want to consider a good lyme disease vaccine. Some vaccines are better than others.
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the seresto collars work well when they are always on ,
until they get wet ,then it takes a day or so to become effective again.
if your dog is always getting wet their lifespan is cut in half .

it all depends on the time of year and how ticky it can be
summer I use the bravecto monthly pill
thru hunting season I use the bravecto and slap a seresto collar on the day before a hunt.
when it freezes over I stop the bravecto leave the seresto on till spring and we start getting wet

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Our dog was vaccinated for Lime Disease, before going back for the booster shot I found three ticks on her, The vet gave her an antibiotic shot and her booster. The next exam she tested negative for Lime.

For two years now we have put the Seresto collar on her and found 0 ticks since. Yesterday Daisy and I went for a 5 mile shed hunt....found 0 ticks on her and 5 on me. Got to dedicate a pair or woods jeans to spray with permethrin....

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The Seresto collar works well for my English cocker. I also spray his brush vest with permethrin and comb him as soon as we get back to the car.

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Just pulled another one out of him last night. He is on his way to the vet today to get Bravecto. Thanks for the help everyone!
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I use the Seresto collar on my black lab. I tighten the collar just enough to get 2 fingers in between. When she was 1 years old, man we were plucking ticks off her like daily. Blood work came back she's fine. Using the seresto collar past 7 years with no ticks found on her. I examine her & comb her hair after every outing. Was out last week walking the tree lines looking for sheds. I didn't find any on her.



I did hear a report from the a vet. The seresto collars are not as powerful as what the vet. carries if bought from chain link stores such as wal-mart. Well for $20 cheaper I get the collar from wal-mart. Haven't seen any ticks on her, plus fleas etc. We be outside on the back deck. I can see the darn nats flying around her 8-10 inch's from her face & body but never land on her. After a few minutes they move on.
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I use Seresto collars on both my Britts and have no ticks since using them,
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