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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2017, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Nice Post! I look forward to getting into some overnight and backcountry trips next summer so way to step it up a notch!

Question about the bug spray... Our vet recommended a Seresto Flea and Tick collar over some of the drops. Are people using a collar and the spray in addition or does one replace the other?

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Depending on where you are a flea/tick treatment may be a good idea. We frequent areas where there are often deer ticks, many which are Lyme positive. Due to the high percentage of Lyme positive ticks, I have both of my dogs on Nexguard. Others use the Seresto collars, Bravecto, etc. The topicals are not effective against ticks from what I've been told.

While the above are effective against fleas and ticks, they do not deter mosquitos, black flies, horse flies, deer flies and noseeums. I haven't found anything effective for these pests beyond protective clothing.

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I wouldn't use products with Deet either.
We have also tried boiling/steeping lemons in water and then making a spray.
I'm not sure if that helps or not.
We use Revolution for his tick treatment.
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I wouldn't use products with Deet either.
We have also tried boiling/steeping lemons in water and then making a spray.
I'm not sure if that helps or not.
We use Revolution for his tick treatment.
Trevor, not sure how bad the ticks are in your area. We initially had Aspen on Revolution, and frequent Prince Edward County where ticks are abundant. We found Revolution to be ineffective (we we're repeatedly finding attached/engorged ticks on him). When I raised this concern to my vet he told us that Revolution is effective for fleas, but he was hearing many reports of it not working for ticks. It was then we switched to Nexguard due to the high risk of encountering Lyme positive ticks in that area. I also brush the pups out with a flea comb after hikes as well.

Just an FYI from my experience with Revolution. Luckily Aspen continues to be Lyme negative.

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I thought Revolution was only good on the American dog tick. It does nothing against the deer ticks.
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Well thanks for the info, I am going to look into it.
The ticks here are not too bad at all, I have yet to find one on him and my neighbor found only one on his dog all last year.
The further south I would go the worse they are.
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I thought Revolution was only good on the American dog tick. It does nothing against the deer ticks.
TR I would believe that based on my experience. We mostly encounter deer ticks. Up here, at least in Southern Ontario, vets and even medical doctors are very much behind in knowledge of ticks and tick borne disease. It is only in the past few years that attention is starting to be paid.

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We've been disappointed with our Frontline treatments from the vet. We still check daily and pull a couple ticks from our dog weekly. We live in lower MN. I don't know if it has something to do with that or not. We are going to try nexgaurd as soon as we have used up our Frontline.


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