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    advice for ticks on my dog and puppy

    Hi, I am new to this forum and just looking for some advice if anybody can help. I took my 2 dogs to a dog show yesterday and today I have noticed lots of baby ticks all over my 11wk old whippet pup I have also took a few from my lab but because of the difference in coat I'm worried that my lab will have a lot more that I can't find to remove. We use frontline flea and tick treatment on our dogs and I have give them a treatment today however the pack states that they should not attach after 48hours of treatment so obviously its not worked as good as it says and I have followed the correct instructions and dosage. I'm just wondering if anybody has any advice on what I can do until the treatment starts to work. I'm also worried as the dogs are house dogs and I have a young baby. Thank you

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    Re: advice for ticks on my dog and puppy

    Are you sure they're ticks and not fleas?
    I use frontline as well and I don't think it prevents attachment so much as kill the ticks once they bite. I've found dead ticks around my dog's bed before. But every dog reacts differently to those.
    There are sprays that are supposed to directly kill fleas and ticks, but I'm not a fan of them nor do I have any personal experience with them.
    Maybe you could try a tick comb? I don't have personal experience with that either, but seeing as you have a baby it might not be wise to spray your dogs with all these chemicals and let them close to your child.
    Hopefully someone with more experience will chime it. Good luck!

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    Thank you for your reply! Yes they are definitely ticks I lived on a farm when I was younger so have had quit a few dealings with them but as they were outside we just treated them an didn't really worry! I just worry so much because of our baby! I have plucked every last one that I can find off both dogs so they arnt dropping off all over the house this was quite easy with the whippet as she has a fine coat but my other dog is a lab x collie so its impossible to find any! I just want them gone they really do make my skin crawl can't stand the thought of them in my house and near me and my family! Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggylove View Post
    Thank you for your reply! Yes they are definitely ticks I lived on a farm when I was younger so have had quit a few dealings with them but as they were outside we just treated them an didn't really worry! I just worry so much because of our baby! I have plucked every last one that I can find off both dogs so they arnt dropping off all over the house this was quite easy with the whippet as she has a fine coat but my other dog is a lab x collie so its impossible to find any! I just want them gone they really do make my skin crawl can't stand the thought of them in my house and near me and my family! Thank you
    Maybe a tick wash to get them off NOW and then have the dogs away from Baby til they dry...

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    Re: advice for ticks on my dog and puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by doggylove View Post
    Hi, I am new to this forum and just looking for some advice if anybody can help. I took my 2 dogs to a dog show yesterday and today I have noticed lots of baby ticks all over my 11wk old whippet pup I have also took a few from my lab but because of the difference in coat I'm worried that my lab will have a lot more that I can't find to remove. We use frontline flea and tick treatment on our dogs and I have give them a treatment today however the pack states that they should not attach after 48hours of treatment so obviously its not worked as good as it says and I have followed the correct instructions and dosage. I'm just wondering if anybody has any advice on what I can do until the treatment starts to work. I'm also worried as the dogs are house dogs and I have a young baby. Thank you
    Frontline doesn't repel ticks. They can still attach and the bite can cause an infection. Main reason we use Advantix II is because it repels and kills ticks. We're from Wisconsin and ticks can be serious business as many carry Lyme's or other diseases.

    Ticks are most likely to attach around the ears and neck or anywhere else with thick fur. Your dog is going to knaw and scratch when a tick has attached, if he doesn't then odds are there are no ticks on him. If you want to eliminate anything that may be crawling in his fur, give him a brushing or bath or both.

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