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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

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one of our dogs he starts to head twitch. Basically he sort of constantly looks over his shoulder (usually right shoulder) as if someone just lightly touched him there. He can do this for several minutes until we distracted him.


Ridgeway, if you haven't already done so, you might want to ask your vet if reporting this reaction (for instance, via the Vet Vigilance system) would be appropriate.

This of course goes for any and all drugs an owner might use with his or her pet.

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This year continues to provide far fewer ticks on our cat than last. We‘ve now gone for 3 weeks without one and the season comes to end soon - until the autumn...
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Ugh, ticks are such disgusting little creatures.
I've been using bravecto with my 32 kg Labrador. They wok fine, I had never seen a tick or flea near him. He was on his last week of coverage, literally two days before he was due for the next pill and I found a tick on his eyebrow. I took it our shortly after, and it was dead but I don't know if I killed it or the bravecto did, so my suggestion is to keep a close eye on the pet as the protection nears its end, especially if you go in the forest a lot.
I know that a lot of people dislike the kinds the dog eats-but I had to make a decision so far, it's been working well with no side effects.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

We always used a Scalibor collar which worked great.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

I use Prac-tic spot-on + Natural Defence spray from Sentry, if extra protection is needed (short term).
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Here we go again, tick season.
Haven't seen one yet, but they will be starting to stir in the warm weather, and usually I get caught out, and the dog gets it bad at the beginning of the season. Spring last year was brutal.

This year, I'm going with Bravecto, which should be good for 4 months coverage. Spot-on is not reliable enough for him, mostly because of this kind of behaviour, every day.

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After speaking to the locals, they mostly use Bravecto also.

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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Spot on products weren't so effective for us, as trying to keep 3 labs out of the lake was a nightmare. We used to use Scalibor, but 1 of the them developed a reaction to it (other 2 were fine) so our vet recommended a switch to Seresto. None of them ever had a tick since we switched so we are happy with that, mainly as it repels and kills, so the biters don't stand a chance to bite. Here is a comparison between Scalibor and Seresto, its from the US so ignore the pricing. Shame it didn't include Frontline to, but we weren't concerned about it's omission as we stopped using that many years ago.

Another tick in the box (you see what I did there) is the Seresto comes in a handy tin, exactly the same size as mossie coils so no more breaking them in a box, and it comes with reflectors that clip on, so handy for taking dogs out in low light if you don't have a "disco dog" type light collar with you.

https://www.1800petmeds.com/Scalibor...re6800007.html
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Any other owners of dogs with epilepsy or other neurological diseases?

I'm still struggling to find a safe solution for Hooligan, would love to hear what those of you with neurologically compromised dogs are doing.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

MC have you tried the “tic clip” from “anibio”? We used it to good effect whilst in CH along with schwarz kümmel öl, only finding one or two ticks a season.


Unfortunately here in deepest rural France we are having to resort to chemical alternatives, we are surrounded by forests with boar and deer a plenty. We are now using “nexgard”, the preferred choice of our vet.




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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Bang on cue, first tick of the season.
Bravecto administered.

Now the ordeal of watching for side effects for a few days.
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Bang on cue, first tick of the season.
Bravecto administered.

Now the ordeal of watching for side effects for a few days.
Likewise here. First small tick found wandering aimlessly around our cat's neck. The tic-clip, which is supposed to last for 2 years, has been on for a week - it seems to confuse ticks and they don't bite. But I wonder if the fall off in the house??
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Spot on products weren't so effective for us, as trying to keep 3 labs out of the lake was a nightmare. We used to use Scalibor, but 1 of the them developed a reaction to it (other 2 were fine) so our vet recommended a switch to Seresto. None of them ever had a tick since we switched so we are happy with that, mainly as it repels and kills, so the biters don't stand a chance to bite. Here is a comparison between Scalibor and Seresto, its from the US so ignore the pricing. Shame it didn't include Frontline to, but we weren't concerned about it's omission as we stopped using that many years ago.

Another tick in the box (you see what I did there) is the Seresto comes in a handy tin, exactly the same size as mossie coils so no more breaking them in a box, and it comes with reflectors that clip on, so handy for taking dogs out in low light if you don't have a "disco dog" type light collar with you.

https://www.1800petmeds.com/Scalibor...re6800007.html
I have used a product from the US called Revolution which my Vet recommended to me in Singapore. It is also sold through the website Papa Goose references above (1800petmeds.com). Revolution targets heart worm as well as fleas and ticks. It will not repel ticks but once they bite, they are dead. Our house in the US abuts a reserve with many deer and mice and we have never had an issue when using this product the last 8 years. I am not sure if this product is distributed in Switzerland but perhaps one can order and have it delivered in Switzerland?
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I should note, that when we have found ticks on our lab, they are dead so I gather the product works

Here is the link to the product info and reviews on 1800PetMeds:

https://www.1800petmeds.com/Revolution-prod10265.html

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I am not sure if this product is distributed in Switzerland but perhaps one can order and have it delivered in Switzerland?
I took a quick peek at VetPharm and it looks like Revolution is not distributed in Switzerland. However, the generic form of Revolution is Selamectin - which in Switzerland is Stronghold. Checking further, both are distributed by Zoetis.

I'm guessing they might be the same product... but my guess is only that. Please ask your vet, or contact the company, for confirmation.

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By the way, the VetPharm database (Uni ZH) is a very helpful guide to what veterinary drugs are availalble here, it gives info on usage, dosage, contraindications, toxicity, etc. as well. Always worth a peek:
https://www.vetpharm.uzh.ch/perldocs/index_t.htm
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Anyone had any luck with those tick clip types of things? I’ve asked the locals for recommendations this year and they’ve all suggested either that or garlic type supplements. I do that already, works okay but I’m a big tick hater and I’d like better results. Hesitant to try Seresto because I have had bad reactions to topicals before and I’d worry about spending all that money and then just getting my headaches again lol.
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Anyone had any luck with those tick clip types of things? I’ve asked the locals for recommendations this year and they’ve all suggested either that or garlic type supplements. I do that already, works okay but I’m a big tick hater and I’d like better results. Hesitant to try Seresto because I have had bad reactions to topicals before and I’d worry about spending all that money and then just getting my headaches again lol.
As previously mentioned, I did use the tic clip on 2 dogs whilst living in Switzerland with good results, one medium coat and one wire haired. Since moving permanently to our house in rural France I have had to go down the chemical route. I now wonder whether this is due to the “manicured” nature of Switzerland rather than the efficacy of the clip. I would love the clip to work, maybe it does in areas of low tick infestation but here, no chance.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

I asked my vet about the amber beads.

He said they work great as long as the dog does not encounter any ticks.

Proabaly similar sentiment on the tick clip, garlic and holy water type solutions.
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As previously mentioned, I did use the tic clip on 2 dogs whilst living in Switzerland with good results, one medium coat and one wire haired. Since moving permanently to our house in rural France I have had to go down the chemical route. I now wonder whether this is due to the “manicured” nature of Switzerland rather than the efficacy of the clip. I would love the clip to work, maybe it does in areas of low tick infestation but here, no chance.
Thanks, I did see your post, were you in the forest a lot? I encounter a heck of a lot of ticks, so probably wouldn't have much of an effect.

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I asked my vet about the amber beads.

He said they work great as long as the dog does not encounter any ticks.

Proabaly similar sentiment on the tick clip, garlic and holy water type solutions.
Personally I've had great success in areas of high infestation with garlic, especially the brand Springtime in the US, but I totally think it depends on the dog and the area. Here the only dog garlic supplement I've found is not very effective, so there you have it.
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