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My dog have too many ticks,can any body tell me whats the emergency solution?

Heloo there? my dog have too many ticks... can any body tell me whats the emergency solution?
By Petbazaar · 03 May 2009 2:37 pm


By Dinkar Singh · 03 May 2009 5:08 pm
Its a common problem in summer in the plains and its not just in your house. Bathe your dog with an anti tick shampoo and then put Frontline or some other similar product at its neck and long the spine according to its weight. There is another stronger medicine used for mange etc mixed with the bath water, but thats for later plus I find it too strong. In case you find Frontline expensive then there are other similar products also make in India I think ask a good vet. Otherwise you can also put anti tick powder. Both anti tick powder and shampoo of Petcare is quite good.

Also you need to clean all the areas where the dog lives/ stays. Its bedding if not facy chuck it for being on the safer side. In summer its also by going out too often in the garden, public areas were other dogs also roam. Basically maintain hygiene in and around your dog and also any ticks found, put in oil and burn. By just squesing them they do not die.

The above should help.

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By Petbazaar · 03 May 2009 7:46 pm
Thank you very much Kasmanda for your valuable information on ticks..do u suggest me any particular tick powder..i mean any company/made/ name of powder..etc...thanks
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 9:35 am
The company name I have already suggested, which I have used and is quite ok.

Its called NOTICK and is a yellow plactic tube shape bottle and the shampoo is blue colour plastic bottle. Like I said before its made by a company called Petcare I think. Company is based down south and is a very old company 20 odd yrs and has its products in all pet shops and at vet all over India.

Another thing be careful when taking the ticks out of your dogs. Hold from the base and pull/ squeeze it out so that the whole tick comes out including its head. If it is too tightly holding the dogs skin then put some detol on a cotton wool and put it on it and it should let go of the grip of the skin. By pulling it can hurt the dog and it can also at times develop lump hence detolidea is better. All the best and if there is anything else do let me know. Enjoy your dog and treat it well and do basic obedience training with it.
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 10:18 am
@Kasmanda: how can i detect whether my good is having ticks or not?? my dog is having fleas..how can i get rid of them permanently?
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 10:33 am
Ticks you can see on your dog handing on to the dogs skin and as they suck blood they become bigger. See pics of ticks on the net or in dog books. They have small legs and can be reddish or blueish some times. Fleas are very small insects that hop on and off your dog. It more of a menace as they bite humans also and stay on furniture etc and come on dogs for feeding. If you part your dogs hair you will see small black things that is their shit.

When your dog scratches a lot it can be ticks and flees or because your dog is dirty. ticks one can see but flees spotting can be difficult and the only way you know it has flees it the black shit you will see on the dogs skin. I dont knw how you know your dog has flees, but follow the same that I wrote in the beginning for Petbazaar.

In the plains every summer this problem can come up, there is no permanent cure as such just follow by suggestions regularly and you should not have a problem. Anti fee and tick drops suggested by me last for 3 to 6 months depending on the company/ make. For flees you will have to clean your house properly also otherwise they will be biting you.
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 10:41 am
Well, though my dos doesnt scratch a lot..but he does have black things in his hair & some times the flees can be spotted at is belly & other areas where there is less dense hair while he is sleeping...thats why i said he has flees...i never found any ticks though...
are anti-tick & anti-flee drops are same??? or they are different?
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 10:47 am
I personally like Frontline which is an imported ones. Its for flees and ticks. But recently it was not available where I am so my vet recommended a German one it was not that good. Now I have just used one which is made in Pune and cheaper also and seems ok. These drops are put on the back of the neck and along the spine also. Just have to part the hair and put on the skin.

I would also advise you to first try and look for the fleas on your dog and catch them and put them in oil or water as they move very fast and then kill them by flushing them or burning them. If not controlled in the begining they can and are a nuisance for the dog and the owner.
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 10:59 am
Thanx a lot...i will get that drop as soon as possible...
I do try to catch the fleas but my dog will never sit or lay down calmly....he is always jumping & bouncing...even in sleep he is always tossing...so manual removal or control is not a feasible option for me ...i will have to use a good medicine..
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 11:02 am
If you bathe him, then also you can see and catch the fleas as they cannot move when wet and can be easily spotted. Please read the instructions when using the medicine and apply it properly and wash your hands after that.
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 11:10 am
ya..thats the only time when I manage to catch or remove some of the fleas..but my dog is more active than the fleas....and getting hold of him is more tough than catching the fleas!!!!
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 11:29 am
I guess you are not exercising his or her enough and feeding it too much. What breed is it and age. What do you feed it and how much.
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 11:38 am
well....he does get his excercise...3 times a day he is aloowed to run freely in the front yard...he is a GSD & is of 2 month 10 days.....i feed him 4 times...right now i m feeding hin pedigree (wet)...
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 11:56 am
So he is a pup. Please check in that case regarding the medicine I told you. It may not be for so small a pup. Do not over exercise him just let him play around freely like you mentioned. May be the front yard is dirty plus from ground, lawn etc fleas come so would recommend that you play only for short while outside plus its hot now, rest inside. Only his potty training should be done outside, that is after every feed take him out to relieve him. Start basic command training like come, sit etc. As for the feed, I personally do not like pedigree much (good you are feeding it wet, otherwise always keep fresh water for the pup), but it also depends on your budget. Royal Canin is the best I feel plus it comes specially for german Sheperds keeping in mind their requirments for development, otherwise there is eukonoba. If you want to feed pedigree only, then I would advise you to ask your vet and accordingly give calcium and multi vitamins to your dogs also. Even with the other foods mentioned I would advise on a bit of suppliment which is required for growing and healthy pups/ dogs. The feeding instructions and quantity is generally wriiten on these packs.

The above are just suggestions, please do your homework and or consult your vet. I am sharing my person experience.

I would not advise you to bathe your pup as according to me he is too small. Just a sponge bath will be fine. take some luke warm water, put a couple of drops of detol in it. Wet a towel and just wipe your pup with it and then with a dry towel and your dogs should be clean and smelling good. Always be careful that no water goes into the ears later on when you bathe him.
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By Dinkar Singh · 04 May 2009 11:57 am
Do not tie him at this age put get him used to a ribbon around his neck and later a nice light thin collar
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By Runni · 04 May 2009 1:56 pm
Thanx a lot for your suggestions...I also do not prefer pedigree much but I m yet to find a shop tat sells royal canie...
Thankfully he is not almost totally potty trained except some few occassions when he manages to forget everything about potty training..
he is done with his "sit", "come" & "eat" commands...right now i m trying to make him lay down...
as you suggested I will check with the vet b4 applying any anti-flea drops..
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By shilpa · 28 May 2009 8:01 pm
Buy a tick and flee powder, apply it on you dog's body and after an hour give him a bath with medicated shampoo.
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By Agam Prabhakar · 03 Jun 2009 11:41 am
I had a lotta problem with ticks and flea on my dogs. the way i got rid of them was i gave them a nice bath with Himalaya Shampoo once every month and the next i sponged them with 0.5ml Rid diluted in a bathing mug of water. Approx 600ml. The flea and ticks die... But then it doesnt take care of the eggs and larve so i used a powder called NOTIX once every 3-4 days. Everything got sorted out. Now i follow the same routine every summer and monsoon so that the problem doesnt arise . The only change i did is that instead of 3 days now i powder them every week. Also, I dont bath them after i have powdered them. I confirmed with the wet that its okay to have the powder stay on them.
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By Runni · 03 Jun 2009 3:15 pm
Well, I was adviced not to give my pup a bath. So using a shampoo kind of thing is not the solution right now. But yes, Nortix powder can be a good opton if I need not to give him a bath after using it. For the time being I am just wipping him with a wet towel dipped in detol. Though he still has those aweful fleas but is scratching much less.
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By BAJSON KENNELS · 05 Jun 2009 9:48 pm
You were given the right advice. Your pup is too small to be given a bath, but however you can go with Wet Scrubbing.
First Of ALL, Buy a FLEE COMB from a nearby petshop. Use it on the puppy's body like you brush his hair. But remember to move it in one direction only. It helps in Capturing quite a lot of Flees. Then thoroughly apply NOTIX POwder all over his body, under the arms, and in between the paws as well.
Who Said that Fleas never goes. I did the same with my Yorkshire Terrier puppy, and he was free from Ticks and Fleas within 4 days.
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By BAJSON KENNELS · 05 Jun 2009 9:53 pm
Regarding the feed for your puppy, go for ROYAL CANIN . EXCELLENT food.
A bit on the expensive side as compared to PEDIGREE but you will be able to see the difference in dog's development within a week.
Your pup now must be around 3 1/2 to 4 months of age.
Go for ROYAL CANIN (Maxi Babydog). It comes in 4kg pack, and 15 kg pack.
4 kg pack is for Rs. 1288
i suggest you should first go for a 4 kg pack. See the difference........
Which part of India do you live in, i can help u find a retailer of Royal Canin who can deliver it at your doorstep.
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By Agam Prabhakar · 05 Jun 2009 10:05 pm
I was speaking to my friend and she mentioned that one drop of eucalyptus oil should be dropped on the skin where their shoulder blades meet. She says it works good for 20 day.
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By Puneet Sharma · 06 Jun 2009 1:36 pm
Hey do not give him a tick bath, that too not at home, hes too young....!! A little later you can try try the tick collar... As of now, use NOTIX, best powder I've used, I have seen people using it on tiny pups too, secondly even I have heard of eucalyptus Oil. Where are you based, I can tell you a shop in Gurgaon who always has RC and gives discounts too...
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 06 Jun 2009 6:58 pm
i add one fresh crushed clove of garlic n each of my babies diet per day and it keeps ticks away. brushing and checking each day by hands in paws and neck area is regular as these are the initial area where ticks attach themself.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 07 Jun 2009 1:07 pm
wow nice tip Abhishek..but will it not be harmful for dog if it accidently licks it?
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By Himanshu Mehta · 05 Apr 2010 11:09 pm
Hi Anil,

Won't feeding garlic lead to anaemia?


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By NAVARAJAN · 05 Oct 2010 11:34 am
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By Tushar · 11 Apr 2014 1:37 am
Feel good to read the suggestions but still have question on applying garlic to Dog..how much in gms?? @NAVARAJAN
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