Ticks have been very bad here in WI this year. Was wondering what some of you would recommend to control and repeal. I have a new lab this year she was a 1year old in July. She has gotten her lyme shot and i did use Front Line but she had a hair loss reaction. Very bad all over her body. Was thinking of using NexGard. What do you use are you happy with it.Thanks for your input.
Wibrowndog that was exactly my concern as well. I'd be saving over $30 ordering for 3 pups, but I wasn't comfortable ordering from them. I trust Serestos shelf life, I know they aren't active until opened, but I would rather order stateside.
In case anyone is looking for deals, I just ordered a large seresto collar for $38 from sierra pet meds. I'm a bit dubious thinking it might have a short shelf life but from what Ive just read these collars a long shelf life as long as the pkg isnt opened.
Thanks for that info migr8r. There seems to be no perfect sloution to eliminatin g ticks and this thread is rightfully titled *tick control*. Ive thought of using both collar and topical (such as frontline) simultaneously but the chemical exposure to the dog and the possible health issues from that are a risk too, IMO. (I may have mentioned this before in this thread so apologies for repeating myself if this is the case) In times of heavy tick exposure such as early hunting season I also use a spray on tick repellant in addition to the seresto collar.
I put Soresto collars on both my dogs in May last year and never came across a single live tick. In Oct, I did find one dead deer tick that I am guessing bit but hadn’t bit for long. 3-4 days later that dog was lethargic and down for the count. I took him to the vet, they did a Lymes test and came back inconclusive. I insisted to start doxy anyway. Within hours he was noticeably improving and by the next day was near normal.
My point is that it had been long believed that ticks had to be attached for 24 hrs to transmit a disease. It is now thought to transmit nearly immediately. So even though you’re using a tick preventative, it is still quite possible to get a tick borne disease. Sudden lethargy and general discomfort are the first symptoms I’ve personally noticed. Doxy is cheap and results will be seen soon after the first dose. If your dog has those symptoms, get them on doxy irregardless of what the vet thinks or what other tests they want to run.