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Oh no Pushca had a tic in her eye! thankfully the vet managed to get it all out intact but YUK: She said she may be susceptable to tics. Does anyone else have this problem please? I am awaiting the vet to get the anti tic stuff for me but not nice. Will it have damaged her???
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Oh no Pushca had a tic in her eye! thankfully the vet managed to get it all out intact but YUK: She said she may be susceptable to tics. Does anyone else have this problem please? I am awaiting the vet to get the anti tic stuff for me but not nice. Will it have damaged her???
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Hi Debs,

did the vet say why pushca might be susceptable to tics? i bought one of those tics removal devises last night, although my vet said it was the wrong time of year for tics? how did pushca do while the vet was doing the proceedure? what is anti tic stuff for you for (or am being a plonka: and its for the dog)? ahhhhh!
 

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Nasty little bliters. It's last in the year for them to be active,but still not nice for the dogs. there is a sticky post about then in the Cockapoo health section with a link for more information about them.
 

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Pepper was susceptible to ticks early on in the season, got 9 in the space of a couple of weeks. Vet removed for free but I bought one of the removers as it was happening so often and I am not quite so revolted by it all now. I drop the tick into a little jar of surgical spirit to kill it (that is what vet does) as I can't Stand the thought of not killing it before a dispose of it and you shouldn't squash it as the blood in it will be contaminated. I have stopped walking in the park next to the farm and the woods near daughters dancing as they must have come from one of these places. I now put her frontline on monthly as it only lasts a month for ticks and two months for fleas but doesn't harm to do monthly the vet said. Most of peppers were around her face, probably because she's snuffling around in the grass all the time.
 

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last year their were a lot of people on the forum complaining about tickes round about this time of year. only ever had to remove one form inca a couple of years ago.

never used frontline or any tick treatment. but my girls get a good bir of garlic in the diet so i think that has helped.
 

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OMG that sounds awful i think i would of freaked out

No tics round here yet touch wood,do you think they are more common in certain areas?? Buddys off to groomer today so will get them to double check
 

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Advantix is the best thing around for ticks- does fleas too but will REPEL ticks rather than just kill them. Is harmful to cats so those of you whose cats snuggle up to your poo would have to seperate them whilst it dries.

You see very little ticks this time of year but i got a call last xmas time to say this dog had a tick. This happens a lot and they turn out to be a wart/ skin tag so there i was 'come down and we can have a look but i doubt it could be a tick in this weather' - 2.5ft snow/ice. Doggie turned up at the practice with yorkshires toughest tick i have ever met!!!! :D
 

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We use Frontline monthly as we get this as part of our Vets VIP monthly pre-pay plan, no Ticks this year. But last year when we were on a combined Flea and Worm tablet, I was on Tick safari after every walk in the fields.:eek:
When we holidayed with my brother in Sweden, checking yourself for tick's was an everyday job, it's a big problem in the hight off summer there.
 

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She used a little tweezer thing to pull it out and Pushca was very still and good. She ferrets a lot in the woods near me and we think that's where she's getting them from. She sold me Advantix to use monthly but she did say it is tic season, not flea season...hope that helps.
 

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Advantix is the best thing around for ticks- does fleas too but will REPEL ticks rather than just kill them. Is harmful to cats so those of you whose cats snuggle up to your poo would have to seperate them whilst it dries.

You see very little ticks this time of year but i got a call last xmas time to say this dog had a tick. This happens a lot and they turn out to be a wart/ skin tag so there i was 'come down and we can have a look but i doubt it could be a tick in this weather' - 2.5ft snow/ice. Doggie turned up at the practice with yorkshires toughest tick i have ever met!!!! :D
The vet said to me it is tic season as they love cold weather...oh I am confused but applied the Advantix last night so fingers crossed
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Tick's are active all year round and can feed in a temperature of 3.5C to 29.3C, they prefer moist humid areas as they dehydrate in the summer in open ground and are found more in long grass and wooded areas. Mild autumn and spring days suits them down to the ground. Not to frighten anybody but in certain areas the little horrors can be found in garden borders.
Yea I'm a Tick geek.:D
 

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Oh that sounds about right as I have been taking her into the woods aside Clapham common as she loves a squirrel hunt. I felt I'd been 'had' by the vet again but now feel better: ordered the tic remover off Amazon too
 
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