What should I do about ticks on my dog

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help

London, KY

#1 Jun 28, 2012
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Milena

Belgrade, Serbia

#2 Jun 28, 2012
Dear friend, first you have to know that every 4th tick is infected and a carrier of various dangerous diseases, which can cause death. First, you have to treat your dog with one of anti-parasite chemical product to kill all the parasites and their larvae. You can find such products is any vet store. Then, there's a great new product for an absolute non-toxic, 2 year protection, called Pet Protector medallion. You just attach the medallion on dog's collar and it will be completely protected from all external parasites for 2 years. My e-mail is milenarembraco@live.com , so just contact me and I'll send you the information how to get Pet Protector medallion (you can't find it in shops, it can be ordered online, but don't try to find it for yourself, I will send you info where to find the original one). All the best to you and your dog.
Please

Somerset, KY

#3 Jun 28, 2012
help wrote:
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Why don't you buy it some Frontline flea & ticks med to put on it. Also when pulling out the ticks make sure you use tweezers and grab it by the ticks head when pulling it out.
lol

Barbourville, KY

#4 Jun 28, 2012
Pull 'em off DA

“Ocarina of time”

Since: Jun 12

Kingdom of Hyrule.

#5 Jun 28, 2012
help wrote:
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Gently remove each tick, using a pair of Tweezers. Bathe him and use some Flee and Tick Powder.
OldDog

Jasper, GA

#6 Jun 28, 2012
Most heart worm meds take care of ticks & fleas, ask you vet. I have 5 dogs, no ticks nor fleas as well as no heart worms, which will kill a dog.
try this

Barbourville, KY

#7 Jun 28, 2012
help wrote:
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Instead of pulling them out and risk leaving the head under the skin, put Dawn dish detergent on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball directly on the tick. After a few seconds the tick will begin to back out and get caught in the cotton ball. You can toss that one and fix another for the next tick. I'm not sure why they hate the Dawn but this works. I've used it on my dog and myself last summer when I had a tick while camping.
jwondering

Barbourville, KY

#8 Jun 28, 2012
fleas are really bad this year,my dog has gotten some on her just being on the porch,anyone know how to keep them away cause it seems everytime i let her out she gets one.i didnt have np problems last year but have this one and i use the heart worm pills and she still has a fleas.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

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#9 Jun 28, 2012
Never Pull off the ticks... When you do the buried head stays in the skin and can cause infection and can be deadly if untreated with antibiotics and physically removing the rotting head and boil if it does become infected...

If it is badly infested give the dog a bath with a flea and tick shampoo and let it lather and stay on for the time stated on the product... Keep it in a tick free area until it is dry... Then get some Diatomaceous Earth and heavily power the dog... Put the powder in it's bedding area also... Also use Ceder chips for bedding... Wait a day or two and repeat the process until the ticks are gone....

Then put on a fresh flea and tick collar and treat their back with one of the flea and tick drops on the back (Not on the neck where the collar is as the drops can react with the collar cause sores under the collar...

I know it sounds like a lot and most folks just pluck of the bigger ones and treat with a tick powder but I have seen dogs with huge sores that have killed them also...

pluc
natural

Somerset, KY

#10 Jun 29, 2012
jwondering wrote:
fleas are really bad this year,my dog has gotten some on her just being on the porch,anyone know how to keep them away cause it seems everytime i let her out she gets one.i didnt have np problems last year but have this one and i use the heart worm pills and she still has a fleas.
A natural method for controlling fleas and ticks is garlic. You can buy the gelcaps and squeeze one each day in the dog's food. Most dogs don't seem to mind. Ticks and fleas can't stand the taste of garlic which spreads through the dog's system.

If one capsule a day doesn't seem effective, try two. Also, Brewer's Yeast that you buy in powder form at a health food store is supposed to be real good at ridding fleas. Put a tablespoon in the food each day.

The animal shelters use Palmolive green dish detergent to bathe newly arrived dogs in. It kills fleas immediately, but doesn't prevent them from returning.

Remember that these natural methods don't kill fleas and ticks, it just keeps them off.

natural

Somerset, KY

#11 Jun 29, 2012
try this wrote:
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Instead of pulling them out and risk leaving the head under the skin, put Dawn dish detergent on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball directly on the tick. After a few seconds the tick will begin to back out and get caught in the cotton ball. You can toss that one and fix another for the next tick. I'm not sure why they hate the Dawn but this works. I've used it on my dog and myself last summer when I had a tick while camping.
The reason that the dab of Dawn works is that it envelopes the body of the tick. Ticks breathe through their abdomens, so dish liquid, liquid soap, vaseline and such starts to smother the tick and it backs out to try to resolve the problem.

I have had success with this method, but I've also had it to fail before, but I probably didn't leave the substance on long enough, or maybe the tick was already dead. But it's worth a try. That way maybe you can get the head out safely.

“Ocarina of time”

Since: Jun 12

Kingdom of Hyrule.

#12 Jun 29, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
Never Pull off the ticks... When you do the buried head stays in the skin and can cause infection and can be deadly if untreated with antibiotics and physically removing the rotting head and boil if it does become infected...
Thanks Q, I didn't realize this.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

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#13 Jun 29, 2012
GANON 78 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Q, I didn't realize this.
I can speak from personal experience as I had a tick behind the knee and didn't know it... I just scratched and itch and knocked it off leaving its head.. We were back in the woods camping in Ga and in a day it had festered and caused a boil the size of a nickel.. By the time we rode and stayed the night in a hotel the Lady had to go get antibiotic ointment and a razor blade to lance it and dig the head of the critter out... I still have a scar the size of a quarter where it destroyed the flesh.. All within 24 hours...
Killbill

United States

#14 Jun 29, 2012
Shoot it
Really

Ripley, TN

#15 Jun 29, 2012
help wrote:
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Don't touch, pull, bother or damage the ticks on dogs. Fipronil is the only thing that will kill the ticks they have now and keep them off for a month. It is the active ingredient in Pet Armor, Frontline and Top Spot. It kills the ones on the dog in about 24hrs and they fall off in a couple of days without the trouble and damage of pulling them off. 25$@ wally world for 3 treatments 1 month each. Don't over treat wait for it to work.

Since: Jul 11

Somerset, KY

#16 Jun 29, 2012
help wrote:
MY dog has so many ticks-and they seem to hang onto his skin and it really hurts him when I pull them off and not to mention it grosses me out, what can I do to make the ticks let go without pulling and hanging on....... HELP.
Frontline! They will die n dry up n come right off in a few days. Also u need to get 7 dust and treat ur yard.
Well

Somerset, KY

#17 Jun 29, 2012
Quantummist wrote:
Never Pull off the ticks... When you do the buried head stays in the skin and can cause infection and can be deadly if untreated with antibiotics and physically removing the rotting head and boil if it does become infected...
If it is badly infested give the dog a bath with a flea and tick shampoo and let it lather and stay on for the time stated on the product... Keep it in a tick free area until it is dry... Then get some Diatomaceous Earth and heavily power the dog... Put the powder in it's bedding area also... Also use Ceder chips for bedding... Wait a day or two and repeat the process until the ticks are gone....
Then put on a fresh flea and tick collar and treat their back with one of the flea and tick drops on the back (Not on the neck where the collar is as the drops can react with the collar cause sores under the collar...
I know it sounds like a lot and most folks just pluck of the bigger ones and treat with a tick powder but I have seen dogs with huge sores that have killed them also...
pluc
That's why you use tweezers and pull them off by the head... Or use the dawn dish soap on a cotton swab. Also, if you give a dog a bath in flea & tick shampoo don't use Frontline for at least 2-3 days before or after.. If you use the Frontline monthly you shouldn't have a problem.
Milena

Belgrade, Serbia

#18 Jun 30, 2012
It's correct that it's not recommended to pull-of ticks. But you all seem to recommend chemical products. Ask any vet : chemical anti-parasite products are being produced 100 % stronger every year, because the parasites are becoming resistant. It's ok to treat a pet one time with chemicals if there already are parasites attached, so you have to apply insecticides to kill them. But if you keep applying chemical products every few months, it causes allergy, loss of fur, and a serious liver damage of animal, since chemicals are being absorbed through the skin, they reach pet's bloodstream and end up in their liver. That's why I recommended the Pet Protector disc. No chemicals, no toxins and the pet is safe for 2 years. I have it on my dog 7 months now, and he didn't have a single tick or flea since then. It's the latest word of science and it's cheaper than what you spend for chemical product in 2 years.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.panoramio.com/user/

#19 Jun 30, 2012
Milena wrote:
It's correct that it's not recommended to pull-of ticks. But you all seem to recommend chemical products. Ask any vet : chemical anti-parasite products are being produced 100 % stronger every year, because the parasites are becoming resistant. It's ok to treat a pet one time with chemicals if there already are parasites attached, so you have to apply insecticides to kill them. But if you keep applying chemical products every few months, it causes allergy, loss of fur, and a serious liver damage of animal, since chemicals are being absorbed through the skin, they reach pet's bloodstream and end up in their liver. That's why I recommended the Pet Protector disc. No chemicals, no toxins and the pet is safe for 2 years. I have it on my dog 7 months now, and he didn't have a single tick or flea since then. It's the latest word of science and it's cheaper than what you spend for chemical product in 2 years.
I recommended Diatomaceous Earth... Can't get more natural that that... Stuff great.. Messy but great...
well

Barbourville, KY

#20 Jun 30, 2012
jwondering wrote:
fleas are really bad this year,my dog has gotten some on her just being on the porch,anyone know how to keep them away cause it seems everytime i let her out she gets one.i didnt have np problems last year but have this one and i use the heart worm pills and she still has a fleas.
Ortho lawn max lawn granuels sold at wal Mart. Sprinkle on your grass and wet it down. No more bugs of any kind! It's awesome!

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