(Closed) dog tracking in ticks with a baby in the house…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

That stinks for sure!

1. Is moving not an option forever?.. or just right now?

2. If moving is an option as “some” point do ya’ll have family that could maybe take the dog?

We had a dog from the time I was practically born, but around middle school moved into a place we couldn’t have pets.. so my dog went and lived with my grandparents who have their own land and we of course got to visit her at family holidays/functions… When we built our house a few years later we took her back home with us.

Just a thought if moving sometime in the future is possible. Otherwise I think that finding him a new home might be good.. especially since ticks could get him sick too. =/

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrstilly: Can you keep the dog chained out back in an area thats clear of brush? (Obviously humanely). That way he wouldnt be in situations where ticks could get on him. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

OH.. or building a dog run?… So that he becomes an outside dog but you can make a place that’s clear out from brush like @MsNarwhal suggested?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you tried other tick prevention meds? If Advantix isn’t working for you, maybe you should try Frontline Plus and see how that works.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Try a different flea medicine and try to keep the dog confined to areas without tall grass. Your son’s well being has to come first, painful as rehoming the dog might be.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper

@mrstilly: I would look into a yard spray (attached to a hose). We have it and use it monthly. You spray all the brush/grass where the dog frequents. It kills fleas and discourages them from returning.

There are several brands, you can ask your vet what they recommend.

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you are closely checking your dog, is it possible the ticks are getting in another way?

If moving is not an option, would clearing all or some of the lot be?  

Have you tried more natural tick repellents, like garlic and/or essential oils?  They would be safer for your pet, you, and of course, your baby.

My husband wants a wooded lot, but this is the number one reason I don’t…I HATE ticks!  Hate hate hate hate hate them!  *shudder* 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Have you tried talking to a vet?  Or even an exterminator?  

If the dog is bringing them in, you can bet YOU will bring them in, too.  Ticks don’t just go for pets, they go for ANYTHING warm-blooded.  Heck, even the wind can blow them on you.

Personally, I’d suggest talking to an exterminator and explaining the problem.  Let a professional tell you how to get rid of the ticks.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

You might want to try a different medicine.  We use frontline and its worked great, they get ticks when they dont have it on but none with it on

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I third the Frontline.  It’s always worked great for me and I took my dog hiking in all kinds of brush and grasses.  Maybe your dog has some kind of super-resistance to it:) So maybe the yard spray is your best option until tick season is over, which should be soon.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Oh i didn’t see you tried frontline, maybe it has to do with the long fur.  Maybe you could trim down some of the fuzz so they can’t hitch a ride on his fur?  

Post # 15
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11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@mrstilly: My apologies…it kills fleas AND ticks (left that out). I called my vet and they recommended Adam’s brand of yard spray.

Best of luck!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

We also use Frontline. I haven’t seen a tick on my dog in many years and he has semi-long hair. It works great. Could you try it again? And I live in what was the worst county for Lyme Disease in the entire country just a few years back. (Now it is ONE of the worst) We have a billion deer in our area, so lots and lots of deer ticks. I should mention that half the dogs in our area do have lyme disease according to our vet. It is very prevalent here, too. But my dog seems to do fine with the monthly Frontline treatment!

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