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Old 02-18-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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Does any one know anything about ticks in general? Is it like a roach where if there is one there is more? chewie went to the vet. She's clean. She was looked over twice. My daughter who never goes outside unless bribed has one burrowed in her stomach. This was dropped in my lap 9 minutes before vet visit, and two hours before her recital. I finally got information on how to pull it out of her skin, but I realize that even checking Chewie, with all of that hair she has it might be difficult to detect a bite. I know that AZ doesn't have lymes, so that's a relief of course. We have pest control coming in and calling first thing monday to have them in sooner than Wednesday. Other than that, I am clueless. never dealt with this.
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Ticks are not like fleas there can be just one. Do you have chewie one a flea and tick preventive?
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As Taylor indicated above, often there is only 1 tick. They do not multiply like fleas.

Pest control around or in the home generally isn't that helpful. Pesticides used on lawns and in gardens probably have the most impact. Most of our ticks here fall out of trees onto us. I was working in our yard once and came inside, bent over to pet Teddy, and a tick fell off my head and onto Teddy. I was able to get the tick off of him quickly.

Teddy is a magnet for ticks. He must have the right scent because the bugs always go to him and leave Max alone.
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As Taylor indicated above, often there is only 1 tick. They do not multiply like fleas.

Pest control around or in the home generally isn't that helpful. Pesticides used on lawns and in gardens probably have the most impact. Most of our ticks here fall out of trees onto us. I was working in our yard once and came inside, bent over to pet Teddy, and a tick fell off my head and onto Teddy. I was able to get the tick off of him quickly.

Teddy is a magnet for ticks. He must have the right scent because the bugs always go to him and leave Max alone.
Had the very same thing happen to me this past summer, only I bent my head while sitting and the tick fell on my leg I attract more ticks then Cody does maybe I should start on tick prevention lol.

Agree, ticks are not like fleas that multiply rapidly.
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As Taylor indicated above, often there is only 1 tick. They do not multiply like fleas.

Pest control around or in the home generally isn't that helpful. Pesticides used on lawns and in gardens probably have the most impact. Most of our ticks here fall out of trees onto us. I was working in our yard once and came inside, bent over to pet Teddy, and a tick fell off my head and onto Teddy. I was able to get the tick off of him quickly.

Teddy is a magnet for ticks. He must have the right scent because the bugs always go to him and leave Max alone.
Callie used to be a HUGE tick magnet until we moved. We have three acres and only have tress lining our property and a few lining the drive way. We have only had 4 maybe in the four years we have lived here. Of course when we got Joey and before he was on any tick prevention he got one. I'm pretty chill when they are on the pups but when they are one me I don't handle it well lol.
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Callie used to be a HUGE tick magnet until we moved. We have three acres and only have tress lining our property and a few lining the drive way. We have only had 4 maybe in the four years we have lived here. Of course when we got Joey and before he was on any tick prevention he got one. I'm pretty chill when they are on the pups but when they are one me I don't handle it well lol.
My back yard is a canopy of tress, some years back I had a large engorged tick on the back of my shoulder which I could not reach to remove, I called my Drs office, had to wait until the next day I did not sleep that night knowing this thing was sucking my blood. It cost $200. Dr visit to remove it lol, thankfully I had health insurance.
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She is on the preventative! And it's for both. When I think that med, I just for some reason think fleas and mosquitoes. I've literally never in my life thought anything about ticks. I grew up way up in Alaska, and all I had to worry about was a mosquito picking me up and carrying me off to it's lair.

We believe we tracked down the culprit, sooo, it's highly likely that I won't see another one, unless a few more hijacked a ride on a backpack.
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She is on the preventative! And it's for both. When I think that med, I just for some reason think fleas and mosquitoes. I've literally never in my life thought anything about ticks. I grew up way up in Alaska, and all I had to worry about was a mosquito picking me up and carrying me off to it's lair.

We believe we tracked down the culprit, sooo, it's highly likely that I won't see another one, unless a few more hijacked a ride on a backpack.
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Hehe! It's the state bird. My first spring in AZ hubby warned me about the mosquitoes in the car, and I kept telling him WHAT mosquitoes?! I thought they were gnats! I learned my lesson like 10 bites later.
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Callie used to be a HUGE tick magnet until we moved. We have three acres and only have tress lining our property and a few lining the drive way. We have only had 4 maybe in the four years we have lived here. Of course when we got Joey and before he was on any tick prevention he got one. I'm pretty chill when they are on the pups but when they are one me I don't handle it well lol.
I freak out whenever I see ticks, as you know. We've always gotten ours under trees.

Brittany took Jackson to Gettysburg once and after walking through some of the battlefields' tall natural grasses, her whole family was picking ticks off of themselves and Jackson all night.
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In response to your inquiry about ticks....I have a bit of experience. They seem to be drawn to my Aussie for some reason. He is white and has a lot of fur. We have only found the ticks on him once they have grown a day or two, which is very unfortunate. Last year, he had an eye issue whereby he would go blind for a few hours (the eye would turn brown). We took Skye to the vet and turns out it was a tick born disease. We are very careful to always be up to date on preventatives now. Here is a very informative article on ticks and the dangers, along with a picture of what you may see on the back (ticks are not always easy to recognize: https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition...d-tick-control
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My back yard is a canopy of tress, some years back I had a large engorged tick on the back of my shoulder which I could not reach to remove, I called my Drs office, had to wait until the next day I did not sleep that night knowing this thing was sucking my blood. It cost $200. Dr visit to remove it lol, thankfully I had health insurance.
I would be freaking out lol
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Yes, it can be a scary moment. But you can't panic otherwise removing the entire tick may not be successful!
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I freak out whenever I see ticks, as you know. We've always gotten ours under trees.

Brittany took Jackson to Gettysburg once and after walking through some of the battlefields' tall natural grasses, her whole family was picking ticks off of themselves and Jackson all night.
OMG it was a nightmare! The groomer came about a week later and picked 2 more off him -- I had sworn I got them all! Ugh-- gross!

They were all in my pants. They were the teeny tiny little ones too. None had latched on at that point but man that was gross. Learned my lesson about going into tall grass like that.
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Years back before I had any yorkies I had a toy white poodle, on a beautiful Spring day I took a ride upstate NY and let my poodle free in the woods, she had a blast diving into mounds of leaves. When I came home and had her on my lap I saw these disgusting things on her. I had heard of ticks but had never seen one. What a job, I took her out on the terrace and removed everyone from her, because she was white ticks were easy to be seen. From that day forward none of my dogs were ever allow to walk in leaves. Come Spring I am in the yard removing every leaf.
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