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#212204 - 02/12/12 08:46 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: Good_Karma]
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Risa and healthy equilibrium don't seem to go hand in hand when it comes to her gut. frown It really doesn't seem to take much to throw her GI tract out of balance again. Just now is really not a good time to add additional stress. *Sigh*

I'm sure, once I get her other food again, she'll get back to normal in a few days.
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#212945 - 02/15/12 06:49 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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Woah, Jamie! I've been totally out of the loop in internet stuff and have only been very briefly scanning the forums. I"m so sorry to hear about Risa's Lyme disease! I swear, I can't believe the luck. My dogs are swarming with ticks all the time, and we've never had an issue. That's what--the first tick you've found on Risa? I'm so sorry frown
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#212960 - 02/15/12 08:41 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: GSDElsa]
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Yep. First tick I found. frown Though I do know it's possible I could have missed one before. A friend of mine who lives in CT thinks Risa could have gotten it while we lived there and it only was caught now. Which, unfortunately, is also possible. Connecticut is the tick capital of the world, I think. (The name for Lyme disease came from the town of Lyme, CT.) Either way, I found a tick, I had my dog tested, and she has Lyme now. Awesome. frown

I just hope there are no long term issues from this.
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#213116 - 02/15/12 07:37 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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That is a good point from your friend. But, either way....sending you lots of zooming thoughts of goodness!!
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#213145 - 02/15/12 09:28 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: GSDElsa]
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Thanks!! laugh
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#213643 - 02/17/12 05:34 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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Well Risa's poops are finally back to stable. It didn't take long which means it was the food and not some underlying gut issue. (Also known as "Jamie caught it before it became a huge problem.") Though she did end up with about 2 weeks of horrible, mucus poop and lost probably 1-2 lbs. frown

The Cosequin arrived today so I will start her on that this Monday. I also got another 28 days of Doxy to treat her with. With the gut issues, I definitely felt I needed to extend the treatment. Even better, no issues getting the refill. I just called up, asked for it, and it was filled. laugh
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#213710 - 02/18/12 01:45 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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I am glad that her digestive stuff is better, and that you have the extended doxy. Good smile
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#219436 - 03/17/12 08:19 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa]
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So back to this again.

Risa will be finishing up her doxy next weekend (I am so looking forward to sleeping in again!). To prevent potential parasites in the future, I want to find something I can use as a tick preventative without resorting to using pesticides. No Frontline, K9 Advantix or the like. I'm not comfortable using them on Risa nor do I want such chemicals in my house.

I know neem oil is supposed to be effective but I'm not sure where to get it, how to administer it, etc. Do I just spray it on Ri when we're out in a ticky area? (I also read it degrades in UV light so how long is it going to be effective if we're outside in the summer?) Are there any other alternatives? Do I have to cover her entire body with whatever I use?

I really wish she could still tolerate the Bug Off Garlic. That seemed to work great!

Thanks in advance.
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#219441 - 03/17/12 08:31 AM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy]
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Jaime,

How about this product?

I've never used it, myself, but have been thinking about it because the Frontline and such doesn't seem all that effective. I found a tick on caleb not too long after applying Frontline. It was dead, but the thing I never have liked about these things, is the tick has to bite to be killed. So it seems you still are at risk for getting a tick borne disease.
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#219475 - 03/17/12 01:41 PM Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: Woodreb]
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I don't know how effective it is, but I was using a spray I made from the flea and tick drops at Mad About Organics, with added catnip oil drops (both bought from companies in oregon, have to be careful buying essential oils!).

On trips though, I used a preventic collar (pesticide) and I think it's called Repel (w/o DEET), an REI product.

Neither Indy nor Max were out in high tick areas in their last years, and the spray seemed to work (bonus, it kept the mosquitos off too). I don't know about frequency of application. I'm going to have to address this again with my nmext dog, I hate these stupid ticks.
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