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Old 22.02.2020, 14:39
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

....and due to the too mild winter, we will have a f........ing, awful year in regards to ticks

Reminds me to stock up on Frontline spray.........
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never seen one in ch
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Old 22.02.2020, 17:12
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never seen one in ch
Maybe you should get out more.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Met a lady on today's walk who mentioned that she has already found ticks on her dog - in Schwyz in February! Likely picked up in the fields or woods above 800m.

Yes, we are a high risk area but that's awfully early thanks to this year's non-winter.

I've just started preventatives on Heffalump and Robin Goodfellow. If any of you are unsure when to start this year, do speak to your vets.
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Old 23.02.2020, 13:38
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Are the tick treatments mentioned in this tread good for cats, too?
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Old 23.02.2020, 13:47
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Met a lady on today's walk who mentioned that she has already found ticks on her dog - in Schwyz in February! Likely picked up in the fields or woods above 800m.

Yes, we are a high risk area but that's awfully early thanks to this year's non-winter.

I've just started preventatives on Heffalump and Robin Goodfellow. If any of you are unsure when to start this year, do speak to your vets.
My dog picked one up in Hasliberg the other week
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Are the tick treatments mentioned in this tread good for cats, too?
The short answer, from a non-cat owner who will gladly defer to cat people once they pop along:

Speak to your vet about which products are recommended your cat. Most brands have separate dog and cat formulations. First there is the issue of dosage, and secondly, some of the drugs that are safe for dogs are toxic for cats. Permethrin is one that comes to mind.

Now over to the cat people...


ETA: Just noticed this was my 10,000th post. On ticks, of all things. Waste of a good milestone. Ah well, time to finger-tip search Hooligan for the nasty critters. Once more unto the double-coated breach and all that.
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Old 23.02.2020, 14:54
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

It's not only ticks (that will be bad enough, also for us humans).
But also mice, insects and other parasites.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

My son came home from school with several ticks. He got his sums right.
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Are the tick treatments mentioned in this tread good for cats, too?
We use Frontline spot on on our cat and itís always worked well.

I had a freaking mosquito in my car today, this non winter is really not good.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

It's definitely worth preventing ticks and fleas in cats as they are vectors for disease in this species too. Alternatives to Frontline are;
- Stronghold Plus spot on for cats ('does' roundworm too) or
- Bravecto spot on for cats......(and there is a Bravecto Plus that does roundworm too).
FYI useful guidelines in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery; https://orbi.uliege.be/bitstream/226...2X17706462.pdf
AND, any cat related questions often answered on the International Cat Care website https://icatcare.org/
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

This one returned yesterday with two ticks on her front paws
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Found 4 ticks on Axel in the last week! They were all really tiny but he is now on Nexgard as recommended by his vet. As he is a big cuddly baby who would curl up on my lap if he could, I thought best to have a preventative injection myself.

While sitting in the Doctor waiting room noticed a big map showing each canton with all but Ticino in warning red. At first I thought it was a coronavirus warning then saw it was warning of the dangers of Zecken! Yikes. First shot today, second in one month and third in six months and then am good for 10 years
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Picked up a Scalibor collar for our dog yesterday. Have always has had success with that.

Whatever product you use, you still need to check your pet.

Please do not forget to check yourself. Even if you have been immunized, this doesn't keep them away.
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Picked up a Scalibor collar for our dog yesterday. Have always has had success with that.

Whatever product you use, you still need to check your pet.

Please do not forget to check yourself. Even if you have been immunized, this doesn't keep them away.

Thanks. Because of all his allergies (food and skin!) the vet wanted to be careful with what we gave him. Went for the Nexguard chewable because not such a high dose at once in case of any adverse reactions. Nexguard is one a month where Bravecto one every three months.



Will keep checking dog for any nasties although black and very furry makes it hard to see/feel. He has been getting them on his head and nose



If I hadn't read it on this post I would never have thought of immunizing me. Next time he comes to visit my son can have the shot as well.
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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.
I use Nexgard, and am happy with it. Our old dog had a bad reaction to a topical. He fell to the ground and couldn't walk. My neighbours dog had seizures until she stopped using a topical. Of course these are my only my thoughts, that there was a link. I don't know what the real science is.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Where2, I am sorry to hear about your dog's, and your neighbor's dog's, reaction.

If you haven't already done so, could you (and your neighbor) ask your vet to report the reaction to Vet Vigilance?

https://www.vetpharm.uzh.ch/utawnews/index.htm
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

Updating for my approach this year ... I had long since given up spot on and pill treatments as I am allergic to Frontline and my childhood dog had bad skin reactions to pretty much every spot on we tried (Advantix etc) whereas my familyís current dog nearly died from kidney failure and all they can think is that it was the Nexguard and Heartguard given earlier that week but Of course the vet couldnít say for sure. So Iíd always used natural stuff but this year looks to be a bad one so I will be trying the Seresto collar for the first time. My friend uses it on her dogs and I havenít had a reaction so hopefully all goes well on my own dog too.
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Re: Tick Prevention - What are you using this year?

And so it starts... the ship's kitten, Captain Carrot, has had 2 ticks in two days
The vet is posting us Bravecto. I always used to use a scalibor collar on the ship's dog, but obviously collars have their own issues on cats.
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the ship's kitten, Captain Carrot
I'm loving the ship's kitten's name.
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