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    Have been through some threads, have searched on the net, but any ides are welcome, so here goes.......

    Lately I have been havimg problems with "carapates", not sure, but ticks I think........
    Never had any on my 2 dogs before, but since I have introduced 2 more they seem to come and go.
    What do u use ???
    I bathe them every 2/3days first with an anti carapate/flea lotion ( blue liquid bought at la sirena )and then with a human shampoo.
    Human one cos dog ones are #1 expensive, #2dogs prefer it #3 white comes out white and black black, shinny and all.
    Are there any "medcine type"/ pills for this problem???

    Where do they pick them up???
    My dogs do not interact with other dogs. They have free run of a large conuco. Maybe there??
    I take them on walks and trips. Maybe then???


    Other subject, what do u feed ure dogs in the dr????

    I use "pedigree" mixed with cheap sirena/national made in dr bollitas mixed with tinned dog food and of course salami (they prefer induvecca!!!!, wont touch the local colmado cheap one.......) raw of course.
    Once a week I cook them chicken legs/pequeso/modongo and once a week higaldo of pollo or cervo.......
    Just trying to be sure they get all the nutriments they need ( and I dont have a clue ).
    I also only feed them once a day ( diffrent hours, so there is no pattern.....)
    What do u guys feed them?????

    Other subject. Vaccinations and such.
    Of course they are vaccinated for rabbies and have the dr "vaccination passport".
    What other, if any vacci es/treatments do u do????


    Thanks all in advance.

    P.s. my dogs are in great health and very, very, very, very lively..........
    Just trying to make sure they stay that way.........

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    My dogs had an awful infestation of ticks. I didn't understand why because the get Frontier every month. We took them to the vet. She has seen this before. She gave the shots for ticks and they were cured.

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    its "garapata". we use frontline. expensive but worth it. we usually buy it in bulk and ship to DR. they key is to use continuously. that is start today, give the next portion in 2 months and then slowly you can take a bit longer. we now use it every 4-5 months and the dogs are fully protected. ticks are everywhere. they are on trees, plants, in the ground, you name it. fumigate the garden and more specifically fumigate the dog house (or the area where the dogs sleep most often). use the same stuff as for mosquitoes/ants and so on. wash the dog house (ceiling included) with cloro. scrub well.

    some people use ivermectine in injection and/or liquid. it's cheaper but may cause side effects like liver problems and so on.

    i feed the beasts from hell with pricesmart food. they also get extras. i may put on the kibbles leftovers after cooking, some milk or even the water used for boiling hotdogs. they also eat leftovers in general. when fiji was prego and nursing i mixed her food with liver or sardines cooked in water and then zapped in a mixer. but they are rotties and they will eat anything including the plastic bowl used for serving food.

    i do no further maintenance apart form yearly vaccines. we inject them ourselves as they do not travel well and the vet panics just looking at them. no idea why, they are such sweet little lambs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonMary View Post
    .... She gave the shots for ticks and they were cured.
    Well done, healthy ticks are better than those with diseases...

    donP

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    They have a anti parasite collar, not frontline, but a french brand....... but they are very good at getting rid of them, than I have to go hunting in the conuco to find them......

    Taking them to the vet is out of question, we are to far out, and one of the big dogs wont get in the pick up..... The local vet refuses to vaccinate them...... he used to do the older one years ago, but it involved 4 people and lots of rope and chains ( dont ask!!!!????!!! Bad memories.....). Easier to do it myself........

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    You can buy Fipronil which is the same as Frontline in a bottle from any agro veterinaria. Many brand names but the one I have is Ectobull. It is RD$150 a bottle which lasts for months and is just the same as Frontline but a tiny fraction of the price. Look on line FRONTLINE Plus for Dogs & Puppies for Animal Use - Drugs.com for dosage.
    As dv8 says they pick up ticks from any grass - you have grass here, you get ticks.

    Matilda

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    CHICKEN LEGS???? that is so bad for dogs. they eat them whole and there are the smallest bones in there that can pierce their thought while going down and digestion track.. veryyy bad idea... take off the meat befor giving it to them. makes me so mad when when i see or hear ppl giving small bones like this to their dogs. some people say nothing ever happened... yea but wait... it could.

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    If you're feeding them meat, read up on it on the internet. Some suggest feeding it to them raw for maximum benefit (I tried with my old Rottie and she kept throwing it all up...gross!) and you'll also see what to feed them to keep a balanced diet. My 3 guys get Eukanuba maintenance, more expensive by the bag but feeding amounts are smaller. Would love to have them on an all natural diet but I found it way too much work to prepare (I barely cook for myself) and ingredients hard to find in my area. No health problems to date (knock on wood). Frontline in spray has worked well the few times they've had ticks (expensive but worth it) and would most definitely suggest a full fumigation of their area if you want to control that (agro-veterinarias sell concentrated stuff that with a aspersion pump might do the trick). Especially with the rain we've gotten in the past week, that's when things get really fun! I remember also reading that feeding them some garlic (again, check amounts on the internet) is a good tick deterrent. Might be a good option for you.

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    the Frontline is cheaper here, we find.... paid about $7US the other day... but I'm happy to try Matilda's idea.

    We feed raw chicken all the time... I cut out the backbone and throw it to them plus any other bones and bits we don't want.
    The crunching bones takes them back to their roots ( see Africa thread) and is good for them that way , I read.

    A rich friend in Philadelphia feeds his dog ONLY raw chicken - 1 a day - just puts it down.
    There is a whole school of thought on this..... costly!

    We have used Ivermectin liquid, but worry about the liver, etc.

    Sardines and wet food (Alpo, etc) get added for Christmas, birthdays......no, seriously, 2x weekly

    Royal Canin is the 'go to' food.... 1900 a bag.........OIUCH! 3 weeks supply for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykat18987 View Post
    CHICKEN LEGS???? that is so bad for dogs. they eat them whole and there are the smallest bones in there that can pierce their thought while going down and digestion track.. veryyy bad idea... take off the meat befor giving it to them. makes me so mad when when i see or hear ppl giving small bones like this to their dogs. some people say nothing ever happened... yea but wait... it could.
    Well #1 the dogs love them ( well mine do ) and crack them up...
    #2 every odd day or so a chicken wanders onto my conuco and the 2 big dogs gobble him up and spit out the feathers.......
    #3 I ve seen dominicans eat chicken feet, and not only the meat.......

    But thanks I get ure point. Sometimes the dogs ( usally the big ones) do make like coughing noises as if stuff gets stuck, but they go and chew on some grass, retch and come running back for more..... fingers crossed.......

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