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SPOON! The Tick #198419
12/10/11 07:10 PM
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UGH.

Today, for the first time in five and a half years, I found an engorged tick on Risa. frown I am proud of me for not being squeamish about removing it (vet's office was closed by the time I found it). I also did it perfectly as the little bugger was still moving when I plucked it using tweezers. Risa was also incredibly good about it.

I put him into a plastic sandwich bag and then put him in another one on top of that. He's in the garage until Monday when I'll drop him off at the vet's office to be tested for tick-borne diseases. Doesn't hurt to play it safe.

I'm pretty sure I know where she picked it up and when. We were out at our training facility Monday and it is a known tick area (and there are deer around). The weather was nice but, since we had had freezing temperatures, I thought we were safe. Guess not!

I had used Bug-Off Garlic granules before as a tick preventative but had to stop because the garlic made Risa somewhat incontinent. Is there any other non-pesticide thing I can use to prevent this from happening again? I know several people have had successes with some oils in a spray that they spritzed on their dogs before entering ticky areas but I can't remember what.

Thanks in advance.


~Jamie~
Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy's Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX TKP CA CGC WCX3 Risa
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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy] #198420
12/10/11 07:35 PM
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Bummer! I wouldn't rule out your yard, either though. Even though east is more tick prevelant, the dogs have picked up quite a few ticks in our yard and you guys aren't much farther west than our house.

I'm too freaked out about ticks, so I go for the nasty pesticides. I didn't think the Bug Off worked when I did try it. I can't remember a couple other things people suggested that were natural remedies.

I've found ticks as early as March....it takes quite a bit of cold weather to kill them. Considering how mild this "winter" has been, I'm not surprised. Although I"ve lucked out so far.


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- Elsa - BrightStar Rescue - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"

Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: GSDElsa] #198425
12/10/11 08:42 PM
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Can't remember for certain but seems like Ruth said Neem works for it?

Sounds like I might have gotten that right!
http://www.discoverneem.com/


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Zisso-DOB 09/16/07

R.I.P. Kiki, Nadia, Pepe, and all my other loves from years gone by.
Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: Zisso] #198430
12/10/11 09:26 PM
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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


Samuel

Kayla 02/12/05 - 09/22/14
Lancer 05/01/08
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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: Kayla's Dad] #198450
12/11/11 01:06 AM
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I'm pretty sure she didn't get it from our yard. The lawn is kept quite short and, on top of that, Risa hasn't spent much time in it at all lately.

Thanks for the suggestions so far. Ticks are so gross. frown


~Jamie~
Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy's Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX TKP CA CGC WCX3 Risa
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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy] #198454
12/11/11 01:39 AM
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There are some "recipies" in the Health
Stickies, in the ticks and tick disease sticky. I use the drops from Mad about Organics, with extra catnip oil, though we haven't been in a high tick area. Repel from REI seems to work (lemon eucalyptus I believe, no deet).

Ticks, hate 'em frown


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

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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa] #198473
12/11/11 03:47 AM
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I always forget about the Stickies! Shame on me!

I probably won't need any tick stuff until next year. I think our days of warm weather are behind us! But it's something I am going to have to keep in mind for next year since I'm apparently bad at missing ticks before they've had plenty of time to feed. frown

I *think* (by looking at photos online. . .why do I torment myself?) that it is a dog tick at least. So I'm less concerned about Lyme disease but I'll probably still have it tested just to put my mind at ease.


~Jamie~
Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy's Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX TKP CA CGC WCX3 Risa
Wylde Kitsunegari of Aesir CGC WCM Kyu
It Just Keeps Getting Better: Risa's Blog
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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy] #198531
12/11/11 03:03 PM
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I hate to bust your happiness bubble, but dog ticks carry disease too - even scarier than Lyme.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/ticks.htm


Joanne

Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: LJsMom] #198533
12/11/11 03:21 PM
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PA tick diseases
http://www.hgic.umd.edu/content/documents/ticks.pdf

NY
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/health/20tick.html
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/

Jamie - I wouldn't be to sure about the warm weather being behind us. We are supposed to be in the high 40's at the end of the week. I'm going to continue putting preventatives on mine until it's consistently cold.

Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: LifeAsMe] #198535
12/11/11 03:36 PM
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Sorry to go OT, but what does "SPOON" mean in the title of this post? I am lost. thinking


Bonnie

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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: PositiveDog] #198538
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Originally Posted By: PositiveDog
Sorry to go OT, but what does "SPOON" mean in the title of this post? I am lost. thinking

Wondered that too! Thanks for asking.....inquiring minds want to know!!


Bev~mom to:
Zisso-DOB 09/16/07

R.I.P. Kiki, Nadia, Pepe, and all my other loves from years gone by.
Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: LJsMom] #198578
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Originally Posted By: LJsMom
I hate to bust your happiness bubble, but dog ticks carry disease too - even scarier than Lyme.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/ticks.htm


I wish there were only Lyme to worry about frown we have an abundance of dog ticks here...


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

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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa] #198579
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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


greet Hi Samuel, didn't see this earlier when I posted! Hope all is well on the other side of the Valley smile


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

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/
Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: MaxaLisa] #198623
12/12/11 12:04 AM
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I know we aren't out of the woods, so to speak, with it being a dog tick. Which is why I'm still getting it tested.

And "SPOON!" is the battlecry of the superhero The Tick.



~Jamie~
Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy's Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX TKP CA CGC WCX3 Risa
Wylde Kitsunegari of Aesir CGC WCM Kyu
It Just Keeps Getting Better: Risa's Blog
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Re: SPOON! The Tick [Re: DancingCavy] #198625
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I guess I'm like the sidekick - "I don't get it." rofl


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