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Dead Tick!

We started the "Frontline , Top Spot" that kills fleas and ticks at the beginning of the month. I found the first dead tick! I found a little tiny area on Dexter's neck area and proceeded to check it out. It was a dried up tick, pulled it out and the tick hung on like a tick, sooooooooooooo, it had to have been a tick.

So, "Frontline" is working!

Has anyone else found a tick? Or dead fleas yet? Yea! I am still wondering why the fleas are!



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I hate to even think about ticks. For a couple of years different neighborhoods got infested with them, even houses without pets. The vets loved it and made a fortune selling products but I sure didn't like it when my neighborhood got them. It was always ME that got bitten by them <shiver> I pulled 4 of them out of me and who knows how many other bites there were that I didn't see.
We had a company come in and spray the house. Wow, the smell is something else and we wound up in a hotel for a few days. Our neighbor had a beautiful ridgeback that they took up in the Hill Country about 3 hours away and it was bitten by one of the ticks that's deadly and they lost their dog to it.

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We use frontline plus and live in the back of 5 acres of woods so ticks are a daily thing for us all. yuch! I can tell up to the day when Hobbes needs his next dose based on whether of not the ticks are dead after they bite him. Now if only I could use it.



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My husband said he wished he could use the stuff too! We've had Scooter for a little over a year, Murphy for a few months, and I have never seen a flea or a tick on either dog. Now that I've said it we'll probably get infested though! Murphy just had his first dose of Vectra-D this week. I haven't heard any of our neighbors or friends mention a problem either, our vet did say ticks are bad this year.

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I hate to even think about ticks. For a couple of years different neighborhoods got infested with them, even houses without pets. The vets loved it and made a fortune selling products but I sure didn't like it when my neighborhood got them. It was always ME that got bitten by them <shiver> I pulled 4 of them out of me and who knows how many other bites there were that I didn't see.
We had a company come in and spray the house. Wow, the smell is something else and we wound up in a hotel for a few days. Our neighbor had a beautiful ridgeback that they took up in the Hill Country about 3 hours away and it was bitten by one of the ticks that's deadly and they lost their dog to it.
Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Jan! Do you live out in the country? Or just a regular neighborhood? I would freak out if I had to pull a tick out of me!



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I have pulled them off my kids and it's pretty disgusting. Years later, role reversal and my daughter pulled one off me about 4 years ago. Embedded in my head !!! I still get the willies. And I insisted my doctor put me on doxycycline.

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We just do a tick check on everyone everynight it's just part of living in south jersey. Just one of the things I don't like about NJ.



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We use frontline plus and live in the back of 5 acres of woods so ticks are a daily thing for us all. yuch! I can tell up to the day when Hobbes needs his next dose based on whether of not the ticks are dead after they bite him. Now if only I could use it.
Ok..................How can you tell?



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How can I tell he needs a new dose? Instead of finding them dead they are still alive. Remember he has them everyday so when he's due for more I notice him chewing at his paws and tummy because they bite a few times instead of dying.



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Do you dose according to package directions or according to the Hav needing the next dose? Just curious, I don't want to overdose Dexter with the Frontline.



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