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Q: What's the BEST tick repellant??

June 10, 2009 | By jen g. | 7 answers | Expired: 1890 days ago

What's the BEST tick repellant??

What is the BEST tick repellant out there? We live in a wooded area and I've tried two different tick repellants - one that is all natural oil-based, and the other is a Hartz product. I've pulled 12 off her since our hiking/biking trip this past weekend. Does anyone know of one that actually repells ticks? Thanks!!
Thank you everyone!

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JerZgirl
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Jun 11, 2009

Repelling ticks is a tough one-a lot of products kill ticks but not keep them off the dog. Frontline and K9 Advantix have active ingredients that paralyze the mouthparts of the tick after they bite.

Frontline also has a spray that will keep bitey critters off. It is safe to reapply more than once a month unlike the spot on drops too. I would buy it only from a licensed vet or drsfostersmith.com there are a lot of counterfiet flea and tick products out there.

Good luck!

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ChristineDarlene
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Jun 11, 2009

I use Frontline as I live in a wooded area too. It lasts for 1 month but I find that it works very well. If you don't find them on your dog they will eventually fall off and die, I know it sounds gross but in the U.P. of Michigan we have alot at the beginning of the summer, then as it gets hot they disappear. Call your vet and they can hook you up with some. They will go by your dogs weight. You can also order it out of catalogs like Smith and Foster. Hope this helps you out.

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Stephanie D.
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Jun 10, 2009

I don't actually use any chemicals, I use an herbal spray. I didn't want to add anymore chemicals to my dog and it works really well!

Flea, Fly and Tick repellent:
8 oz. water
4-6 drops Tea Tree Oil
4-6 drops Lavender Oil
1 drop Garlic Oil

Mix in a spray bottle and spray on dog daily (avoiding the eye area)

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EBalka
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Jun 10, 2009

Hartz products NEVER work!!!! Go to your vet and use frontline plus with a preventick collar. We too live in a wooded area and that is the best combo you can get!!!! Just make sure to take off the collar when the dog is swimming, it will last longer. Frontline is a monthly prevention and the preventick collar will last for 3 months, and even longer if you store it in a plastic bag when you're not out in the ticks!!! Don't mess around with ticks, use what works. They spread many diseases that can be fatal to your pet and you!!!!

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DevilDawg
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Jun 10, 2009

Please check with your vet. I recently read an article where 60 tick and flea repellents were being investigated because so many animals are getting sick.

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Kimberly H.
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Jun 10, 2009

Well Well Well.. Look who made the front page.... ME! Haha no jk u did too FINE I"LL SHARE IT! Great shot of Cheebster there.. she looks so in her element... I wanna tkae samson hiking or for a nice nature walk... let me know when u can... i havent put any tick repellent on him yet because its expensive but i will prob buy some of the spray that lasts for seven days after his next bath..... i'll try that out and then if that doesnt work i will buy FRONTLINE FINNNNNNE..... CAPITALS

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Kavykeeper
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Jun 10, 2009

There is an interesting zootoo news story today on flea and tick repellents. You should read it. I would contact your vet and ask them what they recommend for your pet. That way, you'll know the best product for your specific dog.

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