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what's the best way to keep ticks off my dog?

i have a mini-schnauzer and she is my world so i got her one of those metal electromagnet thingys to wear on her collar to keep ticks away. it's working okay but is there a full-proof tick-keeper-offer?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Use a flea and trick preventive medication. Keep your dog away from tall grass & weeds (where ticks love to hide). Keep the grass cut around your home. And if she loves to romp-n-play outdoors, physically check her over before she comes into your house for any ticks that may have crawled onto her before they have a chance to bite her. Also have a zip-lock (or similar brand) to put any ticks into the bag you may find. Then just toss in the trash any you may find on her.

    Source(s): Owner of three dogs.
  • 3 years ago

    How To Keep Ticks Off

  • 1 decade ago

    Lyme disease is an infection caused by the "Borrelia burgdorferi" bacteria, which is transmitted through ticks. It causes fever and arthritis, and can eventually lead to joint damage, heart problems and kidney disease. It normally affects dogs and people, and is rarely seen in cats.

    Steps:

    1. Consult your veterinarian about vaccinating your pet against Lyme disease. This will be a two-shot series with annual boosters.

    2. Apply Frontline medication monthly if you live in or are visiting an area where ticks are a problem. Consider purchasing a tick collar for prevention; the newer ones work very well.

    3. Learn which ecological niches are inhabited by ticks, and avoid them when exercising your dog.

    4. Bathe your dog with an appropriate tick shampoo when you return from a hike in a tick-infested, brushy area.

    5. Brush your dog regularly to rid her of excess hair and prevent ticks, which are drawn to warm fur.

    6. Check your pet regularly for ticks, especially on the neck and around the armpits and the ears.

    7. Learn the various tick species so you'll know which ones carry Lyme disease and which don't. A deer tick is brown and leathery but becomes glossy black when engorged. The western black-legged tick is found on the Pacific Coast. Both can carry the Lyme disease bacteria.

    8. Remove ticks immediately. Ticks will become engorged with your pet's blood for about a week, but the bacteria is transmitted after 24 to 72 hours.

    9. Take the tick to your veterinarian for identification if you suspect it may be one that carries Lyme disease.

    Tips:

    Some flea-control products will kill ticks; consult your veterinarian for details.

    Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose but is treatable without complications if diagnosed and treated early. Consult your veterinarian about symptoms if you live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent.

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    4 years ago

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    what's the best way to keep ticks off my dog?

    i have a mini-schnauzer and she is my world so i got her one of those metal electromagnet thingys to wear on her collar to keep ticks away. it's working okay but is there a full-proof tick-keeper-offer?

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  • 1 decade ago

    If the ticks do get into the skin, slap a lump of petroleum jelly on the affected area and leave for an hour. You should then be able to wipe the whole thing away without leaving the mouth part of the tick embedded.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tee tree oil works, or you can give him a shot under the skin, which keeps ticks off them for six months at a time.

  • 1 decade ago

    Something like advantage works the best. Just be careful, if your dog licks itself a lot it can make itself sick if you're using medicated shampoos or something along those lines.

  • 1 decade ago

    i have a female rottweiler she is about 16 months old. i have used k-9 advantix since she was a puppy, and i have NEVER seen any ticks, or fleas on her. i have used other topical products, but nothing has worked as well as k-9 advantix.

  • 1 decade ago

    hey! think you have the answer already with the collar! Nothing is fool Prof. If the dog is running in a field with sheep in it there is your problem as sheep carry that sort of thing!..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hey, i have a miniature schnauzer also! try advantage or frontline plus, and see if that works for you. i also bath my dog once a week with a shampoo made from tea tree oil, which is safe and does the trick for me. you can also use a shampoo with pyrethrins in it.

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