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Kodi is on Advantix II during the worst part of the tick year too. The advantage it has is that it repels rather than just killing a tick once it bites. Kodi has a TERRIBLE reaction to tick bites, even without any disease being involved, so we were anxious to use something that would prevent bites rather than just kill ticks.
On top of the Advantix, though, I also am obsessive about going over every inch of him right after he comes in from a walk and again a thorough, to the skin grooming at least once a day. This also cuts down on the possibility of infection. Finally, we titer him twice a year to check for exposure to tick-borne diseases that may not have made him actively ill. If he were to come up positive, we would treat him, with or without symptoms.
So far, knock on wood, he is 5 1/2 and still negative on titers for all the common tick-borne diseases in this area, and we are in a hot-spot for Lyme.
BTW, we don't live far from Mary.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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