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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

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FrontlineCombo for cats which you rub on the neck of your cat where she can't lick it straight off - it must reach the skin - worked perfectly with my cat in an enviroment known for loads of ticks. Got it from the vet.
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Mine used to be a stray, spent weeks and weeks in the forest and the fields in summer, pretending she doesn't know where she lives. When she did show up, she never brought any of these parasites back.
I knew it! you DO have cats!
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Old 12.05.2017, 22:54
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I knew it! you DO have cats!

Very observant.
I DID have cats ..... when I was young ...... and until a year ago.
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Very observant.
I DID have cats ..... when I was young ...... and until a year ago.
awww, poor balls of furrrrr so, one year ago you were young, and now you suddently became old?
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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

Just a heads-up to tick newcomers like myself....

The "bulls-eye" rash doesn't always appear!!!

Our then 2 year old was unlucky enough to catch Lyme disease from her first ever tick bite (in fact the first ever tick any of us had ever seen before). Happened while playing in the playground at the creche last year.

We carefully removed the tick and disinfected etc, but then a few days later seemed a bit tired, and a week after the bite came down with severe lethagy. Thankfully doctor knew exactly what had happened and she responded quickly to the antibiotics. All rather scarey.

....we now drown her in tick repellent before she goes to creche and check her thoroughly when she gets home!
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Old 13.05.2017, 07:51
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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

Our vet recommended coconut oil, which comes almost solid in a jar - but for both people and our cat.

Sadly it needed about half a jar to cover the cat, who then looked like a spiky punk - and he spent the day licking it off. But he smelt quick exotic for a while...
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Old 13.05.2017, 10:54
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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

Ticks must be a sign of global warming because they was virtually no danger of them thirty years ago.

I've made a suggestion to Victorinox to develop a tick removal utensil to add to their standard army knives. We'll see...

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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

Which is the go-to health institution for a check (test)? I'm in Basel, but wouldn't mind to go to another canton.
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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

In India I was bitten countless times by ticks. And lived to say it!
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In India I was bitten countless times by ticks. And lived to say it!
Maybe they're different, less E's in the blood they suck up?
I did have a client, she was paralyzed on one side, took her several years to recover.
Living in a very "ticky" area (and having seen the client) I got the vaccination - which protects only partly. I had one two years ago - which the cat must have brought home - my Doctor stayed cool: "Take it off, watch it, if it gets red come by". It didn't.
No need to panic is how I see it. It's just an other natural thing. I got less problems with reaction to tick bites than I have with mosquitos. One I got in June 2015 had to be cut open and it's still visible where it was. So when are they going to find out, what mutated the mosquitos?
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Re: Beware Tick Bites and Lyme disease Increase.

The ticks were from a dog. Yuk!
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Maybe they're different, less E's in the blood they suck up?
I did have a client, she was paralyzed on one side, took her several years to recover.
Living in a very "ticky" area (and having seen the client) I got the vaccination - which protects only partly. I had one two years ago - which the cat must have brought home - my Doctor stayed cool: "Take it off, watch it, if it gets red come by". It didn't.
No need to panic is how I see it. It's just an other natural thing. I got less problems with reaction to tick bites than I have with mosquitos. One I got in June 2015 had to be cut open and it's still visible where it was. So when are they going to find out, what mutated the mosquitos?
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