Ticks On Your Dog: Bloodsucking Parasites That Can Transmit Serious Diseases

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  1. I need to get an adulticide flea prevention along with a tick repellent for the boys. They take Sentinel Spectrum for heartworms. I looked at your chart but am still uncertain. What would you suggest?

  2. Hi M.K. Since your veterinarian knows your dogs and their medical histories, he or she would be the best person to talk to about selecting flea and tick control products for the boys. Part of the decision will be based on whether you prefer to use oral or topical products. If your veterinarian does not carry a product that you would like to use, you can ask for a written prescription and then obtain it at a reputable online pharmacy such as DrsFosterSmith. I use Bravecto for my golden retriever Savanna. I used Frontline for years, but I got tired of the sticky mess in her fur. Savanna thinks the Bravecto chewable is a treat and she eats it readily. And I like that Bravecto lasts for 12 weeks.

  3. Excellent post Rachele – you always give such valuable information – love coming to your blog 🙂 Since we’ve been living in Charleston where fleas and ticks are active, we’ve switched to Sentinel and Bravecto. So far – so good. Heartworms seem to be on the rise in this area – so much so, my vet has asked me to write a blog post about it. #comingsoon. I carry a tick tweezer around with me like it’s lip gloss – LOL – but haven’t had to use it. #thankthedoodle

  4. Thanks so much, Groovy Goldendoodles. I’m glad you’re using Sentinel and Bravecto and that they are working well for your dogs.

  5. Rachele, this is so well done! Extremely informative and easy to understand. Excellent! Well-researched. I even learned some new things about ticks. Much to my surprise! What can I say except that this was so well-written and informative simultaneously. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  6. Thank you very much, Barbara! I am glad you enjoyed my post.

  7. Ali Isaac says:

    Great post, Rachele, must have taken you ages to research and write! Very thorough and helpful information for pet owners, thank you!