Loc: Northern CA
Originally Posted By: Kayla's Dad
Eucalyptus Oil is another natural product that worked well for us this season. Repel has a repellent made with Lemon eucalyptus oils that I started using this year on our hikes after finding ticks on the dogs. Before that we were just using the Bug Off garlic without finding any for the past few years. Seems this year the tick population just erupted in the parks and hiking trails
Hi Samuel, didn't see this earlier when I posted! Hope all is well on the other side of the Valley
MaxaL (aka LisaT)
Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011 Max-n-Indy Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher
Loc: Syracuse, NY
Just found out that our vet no longer does tick submissions. It seems Cornell no longer tests ticks for the diseases they carry. Our other vet's tick submission test will only determine how long the tick has been on your dog, not what it carries. Looks like my only option is to wait 6 weeks and run a tick panel.
Loc: Syracuse, NY
I already made a note on the white board. Will be making one on my calendar later tonight.
Doubt I could convince my vet to do prophylactic doxy. Besides, if I have to do doxy at all, it would probably be better to do it in January. Hopefully she'll be off her herbs by then and I won't have to worry about possible interaction.
I have pulled so many ticks off The Barker Sisters down here. The first one freaked me out but the vet didn't want to see it. Since then, I've gotten less squeemish about them. There's one spray for horses that is effective in detering ticks but I don't know about dogs. Didn't have much luck with them on the BSs. No detected tick borne diseases & I hope it stays that way. May you have the same luck.