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I've bookmarked it for future reference, thanks!
 

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Thank you so much, the video demo demystifies the little horrors - I am so squeamish about this I dread finding one, but do check after every romp in the fields! I have just submitted an order xx
 

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I dread finding a tick I'm so squeamish! A friend of mine was ill for a year wih lyme disease. Thanks for the link- very useful.
 

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I have posted this link on another post about ticks but think it would be a good idea to post again here.

http://www.bada-uk.org/

This site is worth book marking for future reference if you have not had a tick on you dog or yourself before.
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
 

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I felt it while I was cuddling her - it was about an inch down her neck below her ear, a place I would never check. I check her legs, paw pads and tummy every day - I am now going to be a bit more thorough in the check. I was due to apply Frontline last week but didn't because she had the tummy upset, so it was a week overdue and the tick was alive. My friend found one on her cocker and the tick was dead, his Frontline was up to date. It was very easy to feel but I would never have seen it. Once i had detached it I lost it in her fur for ages, if I find another I might clip the fur around it so that I can remove it more easily. Apparently they are rife around here at the moment. xx
 

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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 :(
 

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I changed from Program Plus combined flea and worm treatment to Frontline as it protects against Ticks and a separate worm treatment on the recommendation from the vet.

We've found the ticks mainly on the neck around the ears. unfortunately by the time you find them they have had a good feed. You will feels a small lump as you run your hand firmly over the dog. As the fur is so thick it is hard to spot a tick until it has been on your dog for about a day.
It can be very alarming to find your first one.
It was in Sweden that we first came across them, but it was the kids and yourself you had to check as the little bliters were everywhere.
 

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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
 

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My vet has given me Advocate for Flo as she said it also deals with some worms which is important with kids in the family. It doesn't protect against ticks but she asked where I walked Flo and when I told her the areas she said they didn't see any cases of ticks in those areas!

Why can't there just be one product that deals with everything?

Why wouldn't they prescribe Advocate and a tick protection treatment? Or do they try to avoid using preventative treatments when they can as they are not good for the dog when used more often than necessary?
 

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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
I thought Frontline covered ticks? Strof51 has just said it does but you've found a live tick on Izzy. Confused.

OK just seen you didn't give Frontline due to stomach upset.
 

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Frontline will not give you any protection against worms, if you use it you will need a separate medication for worms.
To give protection for ticks Frontline is used every month and if you only need protection from fleas every 2 months.

We spend a lot of time walking where there is long grass with a higher risk of ticks.
 

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Ticks are a huge problem here, everyone's dogs are getting them. The sheep are beginning to get cleared from the fields (for slaughter I guess), so the problem will slow down a bit. A local dog walker found one on her own leg recently! xx
 

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The 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
 

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The 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
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. xx
 

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Just ordered 2 packs, one for home, one for holiday caravan.

We found a tick on Tilly's nose after visiting Queen Elizabeth country park on the south downs, wish we had these then, it looks so simple on the video clip. Thanks for the link.
 

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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 :(
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.

So far no fleas, no lungworm, no ticks.

Karen x
 
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