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    We have seen more ticks in the last month than we have in years. At first we were bagging and saving them just incase they were Lyme positive or Bass started showing signs, but it got to the point we were pulling them off a few times a week - most of them dog ticks, but some have been deer. Luckily Bass is almost all white so it's easy to do a check each night...but what a pain in the tuchus!

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    My vet said that this was supposed to be a killer year for ticks. I usually depend on Sentinel for fleas, but she advised using a topical treatment for both fleas and ticks this year as well.

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    My guys are on a tick and flea treatment that's supposed to kill ticks within 12-24 hours.

    So far, the only ticks I've seen were on me. I had my first tick ever this year. Chris had to use tweezers to get it off.
    Luckily I caught it in less than 24 hours.
    This was 3 weeks ago.
    @Laurie are you from the NY/NJ/CT area? I only hear "tuchus" used by people from the tri-state region.


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    If you will put a drop of lighter fluid on the tick, it will let go easily, and you won't run the risk of leaving its head stuck in your skin. It works.

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    @nycbullymama - Massachusetts. The winter we just had was a killer for ticks this summer... I just bought a little, blue spray bottle to make a homemade mixture (chemical free)...we'll see how it works. I'm big into vinegar and coconut oil and Bass LOVES his coconut oil! I have read so much about other oils safe for dogs...but my boy has allergies and we battle tear stains constantly. We're finally at an (almost) tear-stain-free phase...I hope it stays that way!

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    @Donnam Don't quote me on this...but I read that when ticks have anything put on them (vaseline, oil, hairspray ect...) they regurgitate and release bacteria into the bloodstream...I do not know how accurate this info is, but I've been studying Lyme disease for about 2-3 years...(one of my close friends was diagnosed w/chronic lyme). The safest way to remove is with no oils, chemicals, but just straight needle nose tweezers, getting a tight grip and slowly pull out the head...chances of regurgitation are much less and the head should come out w/that kind of tweeze grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    @Donnam Don't quote me on this...but I read that when ticks have anything put on them (vaseline, oil, hairspray ect...) they regurgitate and release bacteria into the bloodstream...I do not know how accurate this info is, but I've been studying Lyme disease for about 2-3 years...(one of my close friends was diagnosed w/chronic lyme). The safest way to remove is with no oils, chemicals, but just straight needle nose tweezers, getting a tight grip and slowly pull out the head...chances of regurgitation are much less and the head should come out w/that kind of tweeze grip.
    I am sure you are right about that, as you've obviously done research on the topic. I have not done research. I guess you could say my method is an old wives' tale. The last time I did it was many, many years ago, before anyone knew what Lyme disease was. I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    My vet said that this was supposed to be a killer year for ticks. I usually depend on Sentinel for fleas, but she advised using a topical treatment for both fleas and ticks this year as well.
    Which topical treatment you using ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    I am sure you are right about that, as you've obviously done research on the topic. I have not done research. I guess you could say my method is an old wives' tale. The last time I did it was many, many years ago, before anyone knew what Lyme disease was. I stand corrected.
    no no
    my "tone" may have come across wrong...this is what I read and go by that advice...I used vaseline and a comb on my beagle/basset hound when I was little (back in the 80's to "smother" the tick...I had no clue about Lyme and co-infections back then. I'm overly cautious now (probably from reading too much) I hope I didn't offend you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    @Donnam Don't quote me on this...but I read that when ticks have anything put on them (vaseline, oil, hairspray ect...) they regurgitate and release bacteria into the bloodstream...I do not know how accurate this info is, but I've been studying Lyme disease for about 2-3 years...(one of my close friends was diagnosed w/chronic lyme). The safest way to remove is with no oils, chemicals, but just straight needle nose tweezers, getting a tight grip and slowly pull out the head...chances of regurgitation are much less and the head should come out w/that kind of tweeze grip.
    I had a groomer tell me something similar.... I went out and bought a tick remover. It is flat with a hole in the middle, you slide it and slowly pull along the tick and it plucks it out and is on the flat piece so it never touches you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    no no
    my "tone" may have come across wrong...this is what I read and go by that advice...I used vaseline and a comb on my beagle/basset hound when I was little (back in the 80's to "smother" the tick...I had no clue about Lyme and co-infections back then. I'm overly cautious now (probably from reading too much) I hope I didn't offend you.
    Laurie, I'm not offended at all, I promise! I'm glad to have the information. That's what's so good about this site--sharing our knowledge with each other to better take care of our kids. And good to know that I could be doing more harm than good by using the lighter fluid! Thank goodness we never have ticks--what hateful critters. I just hope we don't see any this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCgirl81 View Post
    Which topical treatment you using ?


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    Lynn @USCgirl81, I'm using Vectra 3D--it's what my vet recommended.

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