And my vet says she's never seen Ricky Mountain Spotted Fever here before. But the tick population is shifting north and this year is just awful for them. I mean, he got this tick walking on a lawn in a park and sniffing the occasional tree. They are just everywhere. If you're interested in these two serious illnesses, here are some links. It's very sobering reading: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ehrlichia_infection_in_dogs.html
And keep in mind that Travis is on Frontline. And we are faithful about him getting it, too. Very frustrating. The vet says to absolutely guard against them, an old fashioned tick collar is our best bet. Plus the Frontline. This is a very, very bad year for ticks.
tick collar you use. Do you recall the brand? I only use Frontline Plus twice a year, but then I wonder why I use it at all? I have never seen a tick on the boys, but if I found something relatively... more
http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=228724;article=960946;title=The%20Doodle%20Zoo%21;pagemark=25 It is an article about Heartworm but it applies to the fleas and ticks as well. The... more
Frontline isn't working like it did in the past. the ticks have developed an immunity to it. I have posted numerous warnings here about heartworm and ticks being more populous in areas of the country ... more