Social Therapy Dog
Is anyone else having problems with ticks right now being its the middle of winter? Amber and I go out and hike 4-5 miles a day and4-5 times per week we go out hiking in heavily deer populated areas with Ambers friends. For the last month or so ever single time we go out I'll find deer ticks all over her! I mean up until this week it's been like 10 degrees out at night! Most days I'll find5-8 deer ticks crawling around her face. Yesterday I found 10 of them on her. I did not apply frontline this or last month simply due to trying to use as little of that stuff as possible(it scares me a bit for sure). I just got a years supply this morning now. Later this afternoon I found two of the little buggers all swollen up and attached, one under her chin and the other on the inside of her ear flap. I've come to expect this in the summer where at times this summer I was finding 15-20 in a days time. I just don't know what e lse to do. I started using a spray to put a light coat on her belly and chest peice before going in the woods during the summer as well as using frontline once a month. Anyone have any problems like this? How about any suggestions? I would love to find a better way to reduce the number of ticks she's getting(other then just staying inside) other then having to apply so many chemicals to the poor girl. All these chemicals just can't be good for dogs when you consider they are all a type of pesticide. So I try hard to use as little as possible.