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    I looks like it's going to be another bad year for ticks out that way. Time to see the vets and get your Dogs spring check up done and lay in the Bravecto/Advantix....


    Some biologists made a surprising find Wednesday at Ojibway Park.

    When they came in from doing field work in the park, they found four ticks hiding underneath their clothing. Although it's not uncommon to encounter the tiny, bloodsucking arachnids in the park, these ones were different.

    They were black-legged ticks, otherwise known as deer ticks.

    "Those are the ones we need to be a little bit concerned about because they can carry Lyme disease," said Tom Preney, biodiversity coordinator for the City of Windsor.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...bway-1.4599808
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    Not too shocking. As soon as temps are above freezing they're out. I'm trying to wait another week or so before busting out new seresto collars for the dogs.
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    Started my dogs on Nexgaurd a month ago already.
    I 'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Pulled around 10 off of one dog and 5 off the other last weekend at the cottage. The ticks hadn’t started to set in yet, they were just crawling around the fur. We walked through a deer bedding area so my guess is that’s where we picked most of them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armstrong_Outdr View Post
    Pulled around 10 off of one dog and 5 off the other last weekend at the cottage. The ticks hadn’t started to set in yet, they were just crawling around the fur. We walked through a deer bedding area so my guess is that’s where we picked most of them up.
    I would check them over again. The little buggers are stealthy and easy to miss.
    I 'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Seresto year round. Don't take any chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    I would check them over again. The little buggers are stealthy and easy to miss.
    They got the full treatment when they got home, warm bath and checked over with a comb. I think they enjoy the extra attention they get after a trip to the bush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow dog View Post
    Seresto year round. Don't take any chances.
    The tech at my Vet now does that also. Treats year round.
    I 'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    We leave the dogs on Bravecto year round now....just seems easier than worrying they may pick up a flea/tic during a winter thaw in Jan/Feb.
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    Pulled a tick off the brit today. I'll likely be going to year round Bravecto as well. Clearly the regular vet visit next week isn't early enough any more.
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