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lulu2 Sun 02-Jun-13 14:35:05

Found a tick on my puppy today. Managed to remove it but chatted to vet and she recommended a tick collar, sounds good but costs £39.
Could use frontline but that doesn't protect against lungworm.
What is the best way forward?

coffeeinbed Sun 02-Jun-13 14:40:54

I use Advantix, personally.
Well, for the dog.
Whether it protects for lungworms I don't know, but better something than no protection at all.
Have had to remove ticks from dog and its not fun.

lulu2 Sun 02-Jun-13 14:43:07

I am still feeling itchy and yucky about the tick! They are gross.
Thanks for the advice.

coffeeinbed Sun 02-Jun-13 14:45:43

Frontline or similar wont prevent ticks from latching on though, just make it safer gor the dog.

topbannana Sun 02-Jun-13 17:34:15

Last year we used the Seresto collar from the vets (was about £25 IIRC) as we were going to the south of France where there is "something" we don't have tabs that none

topbannana Sun 02-Jun-13 17:35:56

None of our preventative treatments cover, only this collar. GingerDog, who is normally a tick magnet never had one all year. Also the collar lasted for about 9 months so I would recommend it smile

idirdog Sun 02-Jun-13 17:40:21

Advantix or seresto collar for ticks and fleas. Collar lasts for 8 months, Advantix needs to be done monthly

Advocate for lungworm monthly can not be done at same time as advantix
Drontal for tape worm 3 monthly.

We do need one product to cover the lot smile

idirdog Sun 02-Jun-13 17:42:56

If you are going to the south of France you may have been offered the scalibur collar as these protect against sand fly as well

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 02-Jun-13 20:22:01

I have two tick magnets and the moment seresto was launched last year he got one. If I wasn't a vet I would still be using it as it is cheaper than 8 treatments of advantix and will last the whole season - now till November. Tick magnet dog and cat have not had a single tick in 16months total delighted with it. Keeps working no matter how often he swims. Dog is ground breed used for agility I have had no problems with collar catching no matter how mad he is doing his 'ground' thing in the undergrowth.

topbannana Sun 02-Jun-13 21:05:44

Sorry to pick your professional brains lonecat but if I buy Seresto collars, do I still need Advocate?
I currently pay for a pet health plan so get Advocate every month and worm treatment every 3(?) months. I was so thrilled with the Seresto collar that we are considering buying them again but if I do then can I stop the other?

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 02-Jun-13 21:22:00

Seresto only does fleas and ticks. Advocate also does roundworm and lungworm. My practices health plan includes a seresto collar and 12 treatments of advocate.

lulu2 Sun 02-Jun-13 21:45:37

Thanks for that lonecat. Sorry to sound dim but is it uncomfy for dog to wear seresto collar and ordinary collar together?

idirdog Sun 02-Jun-13 21:45:38

What do you do for tapeworm?

topbannana Sun 02-Jun-13 21:46:19

hmm I was sold a Seresto collar to combat a certain French nasty whose name escapes me now.
I also do not get a collar with my plan which I feel is quite pricey anyway.
Though on the other hand I get 10% of off most treatment at my practise. This has spurred my furry family into the longest run of good health we have ever managed grin

topbannana Sun 02-Jun-13 21:46:47

Sorry lonecat I meant to say thank you thanks

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 02-Jun-13 22:12:31

Iridog we also include two tapeworm treatments per year as well as the advocate and seresto collar. We are sadly in a lungworm and Lyme disease area so have to belt and braces.

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