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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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lots of teeny ticks..help!

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We discovered many teeny tiny ticks on Scarlett. To many to pull off and it's so hard to do that without pulling her hair even with tweezers and they are too small for that tick remover thing. Anything I can wash her with or spray on that will kill them and not poison my puppy? She's 4 months old. Waiting for my vet to call back.
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oh ugh! Are you sure it's not flea dirt? Are they actually moving?
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Nope not flea dirt. Possibly chiggers. I got one off a little while ago and it was alive and full of blood.
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That's terrible! I'd be doing the "get it off me" spider dance. I hope the vet calls back soon with what you can do. What if you just soaked her in water for a while in the meantime would they jump off or at least be stunned for a while?
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Oh no...I've never heard of a shampoo to remove ticks. Ticks are a problem in our area also. I would try to remove as many as possible and let the vet remove the difficult ones. I've never seen tiny ones. Occasionally I would find one on Scout. They are so difficult to remove. The past few years Scout and Truffles are on NexGard and we haven't found any ticks.

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Vet said to give her a bath with Kin and Kind flea and tick shampoo.
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Is the dog on Flea and Tick prevention? Where do you live?
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We bathed her last night with Tropiclean then sprayed with Natural Chemistry. We actually took about 50 off her last night and again this morning. There must have been over a hundred in her bed that we sprayed this morning. We sprayed our yard with Wondercide this year and it worked great. Haven't seen any ticks on us or her. Time to do it again. I'm not sure where she got them. I recently began walking her on a leash being careful not to get near weeds or grasses on the edge of the road. We live in NJ in a wooded area...no sidewalks, narrow streets. We usually take her out in our stone driveway. She is not on preventative. I have kin and kind preventative spray but since we sprayed our yard I haven't been using it. She's still under 4 pounds so I don't want to use toxic chemicals.
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Preventative to try after the ticks are gone:
I don't use critter preventatives on Tux, but there was about a month that Naples was inundated with mosquitos. I was being eaten alive. I also saw Tux scratching and found a flea. We live in a condo, with very little grass, but they had just installed new sod. I bought Pop's Pet Organics flea, tick and insect repellent for dogs. I sprayed it on my hands and wiped his underbelly, legs and feet with the residue on my hands. I also sprayed it on my own legs and feet. No more bites for me or Tux, no more fleas. Safe and nontoxic for dogs over 8 weeks old. EPA approved ingredients. Safe on skin. mild scent.
I suspect the critters aren't attracted to the smell. In high exposure areas use every 2-4 hours. Not for use on cats.
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Lavendin American Oil 1.97%
Jojoba Oil .6%
Clove Oil .4%
Catnip Oil .3%
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Geranium Oil .2%
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