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    Angry tics....dog tics??? people tics

    does d.r. have tics??? not so worried about myself but do want another dog anyone kno???

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    wellllll the dogs i seen had no fur and raw from scratching most likely they have tics or something else

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    Lots and fleas also. I use Bravecto Large for my 3 dogs. I get a script from a vet and post it to 1800petmeds and they ship it to me here in DR. Found K9 and all those other collar thingies last about about a week. Bravecto Large has lasted 4 months now.

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    Yes, docs have tics, mange, fleas, and any other condition you can imagine if you don't routinely protect and groom them. They suffer worse than elsewhere due to high humidity.
    You don't strike me as someone who has thier feet firmly planted, or is obligated to hang around. Remember if you ever need to rehome 2 dogs due to change in situation, it's double the trouble. Also finding sitters for 2 while on vacation, massive headache. Unable to find either and need to kennel them, double the cost.

    If this is you or anyone else (loads of people spend months a year rather than full time) and can't commit to a 'forever home' for a dog then seriously consider fostering, you're giving far more back by fostering than adopting, more in demand and is an alround easier out for you and the animal should circumstances change.

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    Lots of ticks this year. Have to check dogs everyday.

    Using Ivermectin added to food and Soresto flea/tick collars collars. Dogs spend most of the day outside. Well manicured yard. New ticks everyday.

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    I noticed this last months or 2 that there was loads of tics ( carapatas ?? ).

    I use invectimin, bayer pollo talc, I even sometimes inject them with some stuff that " poisons" their blood ( to kill the tics, not the dogs ).

    But the only way to go is grooming daily....... ( well works for 3 out of 4 dogs, anyway.....).

    When the cows are in the field next door its a complete horror !!!! I dont let the dogs free in the conuco those days anymore, they are confined to the garden......

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    We use ivermectin injectable. Buy the bottle at vet supply then inject with a 20 guage syringe subq (under the skin). We use one cc for 50 pound dog. Just pinch the skin between shoulder blades and inject it an an angle under the skin. A good dog does not feel it. Keeps them flea and tick free for about for a month. Here in Sosua we usually only need it once a month. Proximity of cows increase the ticks tremendously.

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    I inject the dogs, bathe them in tick/flea shampoo thingy, put invectimin in their water, groom them ( even between the paws ).......
    So they are tick free, guaranteed.....

    THEN go out to the conuco to feed chickens and run about like mad men/dogs......
    1 hour later, back to house...... 20 ticks by dog....duuhhhhh
    The funny thing is the ticks dont bite the dog ( ie, blow up full of blood ), but rather run around like tiny spiders on their fur.....
    So of course they fall on the ground of the patio, I spray the patio with bomba and solution thingy......
    Next day back out to conuco
    And the cycle continues, on and on and on and on.......

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    sometimes i wonder about this issue... we have two large dogs who live in the garden and get walked daily in the fields where horses and cows roam (it's campo de golf, allegedly but more campo than golf, if you ask me). then we have a bunch of cats who do as they please, including a not so homeless one who comes in to eat every day. zero problem with ticks (it's garrapatas, malko). all animals get oral deparasitante plus frontline drops.

    we had tick infestation once, inside a dog house there must have been hundreds of them. house washed with cloro and them fumigated. since then we fumigate regularly, both the garden and the house. never seen ticks again.

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    What is the Invectimin the pink and brown bottle ?

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