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Tick tactics...

Discussion in 'Pets and Animal Lovers' started by Sriniketan, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Ticks thrive in moist, dark areas and in thick vegetation..They lie in wait on tall blades of grass or trees and attach themselves to a target (human or animal) as it walk by.

    ticks like to feed around an animal's head and ears as well as in folds of skin (including the are between the toes). The longer a tick feeds, the greater the chance that it will transmit any diseases it is carrying. Finding and removing a tick withing 12 t 24 hours after it has begun feeding will reduce the chance of passing oninfectious desease..

    Prevention is always the best approach to protect your pet from ticks. If you live in an area known to have ticks, keep your lawn mowed and vegetation neatly cut back. Keep your pet out of underbrush when he is out walking. Check him when he walks into wooded areas..

    sriniketan
     
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  2. Oviya

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    Wow, Sri...

    Coming up with lots about pets...

    Innikku pet day-ya?
     
  3. Paulina

    Paulina Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi ! doggie owners,

    There are special anti tick dog collars available in pet shops here.They can be worn every day ...they are made of some synthetic material and only about an inch in width.It can be worn along with the usual dog collar and comes in a fawn colour.They last well for 3 months.It helps a lot towards preventing tick infestations.
    If you plan to walk along paths that have thick vegetation it will help if you apply thick coating of anti tick powder in the crevices of their paws in between and give a thorugh brushing after you return home.Infections that arise out of ticks can prove to be deadly if ignored for a long period of time.

    warm regards
    PAULINA:wave
     
  4. Sriniketan

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    Oviya,
    True, everday is a pet day as we open up to new ideas, suggestions, funny facts, surprising facts, into the world of pets!

    Paulina,
    nice to see the 'preventive collar' for ticks, hope it does its work....

    sriniketan
     
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    dear srini,
    we get rid here which is a solution which u can apply in the last wash and leave it that way nothing comes near the dogs, it is a great help and the plant pesticide metacid is also good to spray around the house to keep away the ticks from entering the premises..the collar is wonderful news, never allow the dog to sleep in the bathroom which they do during summer have to see to that first..sunkan
     
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    Good news Sunkan, solution in the last wash, plant pesticide as a prevention is news to me..Thanks for sharing this info..

    sriniketan
     
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    Hi ! doggie owners,

    Here is an update on the TICK collar I mentioned earlier.

    It is called K I L T I X.It is made in Germany by BAYER HEALTH CARE
    and marketed in India by PFIZER in MUMBAI .Their Tel No : is 022-6693 2000.It is imported by Animal Health Business Group, Bayer Polychem India Ltd , THANE
    Tel No : 022- 2531 1234.

    In Chennai, our Vet got it for us.The cost is Rs 460-/- and we found it very effective. You can use one for 6 months at a stretch and change into another one.it comes in all sizes to fit different breeds.

    warm regards
    PAULINA:wave
     
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    Thanks Paulina for this information.
    Hope it helps pet owners over there...maybe I had to get one when I come to India for the vacation..

    sriniketan
     
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    ticks. ticks, ticks. they r d gr8 problem. i hv 2 dogs n cant keep them away frm ticks.

    lemme chk out this collar. thnks 4 info paulina.
     
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    Hello all, :hiya

    Thanks for all the information. Ticks are really a irritating being for all dog owners..... we could somehow prevent it, but once it comes, its a big task to completely remove it. I would like to add that there is a Shampoo - "Softas". It works well. Only that we cant use it for pups below 3 months & for Lactating dogs. Its usually available at all Pet Medical Stores.
     

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