Thank you so much, I already had a tick remover and never had to use it. Watched the video and felt a bit more confident. Ordered the O'Tom as it looked so simple to use - had to use it this morning - am now shaking as the thing came off with its legs kicking - ughhhhhhhhhhhhh xx
I thought Frontline covered ticks? Strof51 has just said it does but you've found a live tick on Izzy. Confused.Because of the media coverage re lung worm I asked my vet if I should change from Frontline and she told me they have not come across any lung worm cases here and it was more of an issue in built up areas. I would be interested to know what other vets are advising. Xx
You are right and also here there are a lot of wild deer who mingle with the sheep and they will be carrying them as well. I am now tucking my jeans into my socks! I check her thoroughly after every walk and now I have dealt with one it will be easier to do more. Thank you again for this thread and the video. xxThe area that we walk and have got ticks is land with no livestock, so even after the sheep have been removed there is a danger of picking one up. They are active during the warmer months so are about for a long time.
Ive been bitten by a tick not a nice experience
I use Advocate too. When I asked my vet about ticks he suggested using Advantix made by the same company. Advantix, however, covers ticks, fleas and biting insects but not, as has been mentioned, lungworm! He suggested that during the tick season I alternate between Advocate and Advantix every 2 weeks. It would be overkill on the fleas but would cover the lungworm and ticks (both rife in Surrey). I've stretched it a bit longer and do the treatment every 3 weeks. First Advocate then three weeks later Advantix, three weeks after that back to Advocate etc etc.I use Advocate instead of frontline, as I'm concerned about lungworm, but I dont think that kills ticks. You can't seem to win whichever you choose