I haven't (hadn't) put Gitter on a tick/flea preventative after reading about some reactions to K9Advantix which is what my vet recommends. So I have been researching other preventatives but hadn't made a firm decision yet.
Anyway Gitter and I were spending some time outside on the porch because it was so lovely. We both enjoy sitting out in the sun, smoozing and hanging. Yesterday evening, I had noticed when I was petting him what I thought was a small matt that I was going to brush out. Anyway, today I parted his hair and saw that it wasn't a matt but what I thought was a tick. I freaked! I went to the vet right away and they said the tick needed to be removed by the vet not a tech so they were good enough to fit me in. They removed the larger ones but found 5 other teeny little ticks on him.
I feel so negligent. If I hadn't been so worried about adverse reactions to a tick med, he would have been on one. I have no clue where we were that he picked up so many but he is pretty close to the ground so that might have made a difference.
Honestly I'm so paranoid since losing Domino to a possible bug bite, that I wonder how smart it was for me to get Gitter so soon after. I'm so afraid that something will happen to him or any pet that I bring home.
Gitter is no worse for wear and the vet said he was wonderful to work with and he came out from the back wagging a mile a minute but why do I feel as if I did him wrong. To top it off, they put K9Advantix on him in case she missed any other little ticks. So in the end, I'm no further ahead. Just guiltier.