Lexus423 wrote:I would go to your vet and check. Im not sure how they would detect lyme disease, but make sure you get a lyme disease vaccine!
Also try using Frontline Plus, my 7 month old GSP came home with ticks 3 straight days last month. I applyed the frontline and I have not found or pulled off any since.
airmedic1 wrote:We took our three dogs camping with us last week and allowed them to roam the area. They came back covered with ticks, both wood and deer types. When we returned home I put Bio-Spot on them and have been pulling ticks as I find them. (I know I should have put the Bio-Spot on before we went but I didn’t think of it)
I’m concerned they may have been exposed to Lyme disease. I had it a few years ago and felt terrible until I was prescribed antibiotics. My recovery was quick and dramatic.
I plan on contacting my vet tomorrow and discussing this with him but do you think they should be put on prophylactic antibiotics?
Ayres wrote:I use two things: K9 Advantix and a Preventic collar.
I used to use Frontline Plus, and I like how the Frontline soaks in the coat faster/better. But in my experience after switching over to K9 Advantix last summer, the Advantix works MUCH better keeping ticks off the dogs.
Keep in mind, though, you can't use Advantix around cats because it will kill them.
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