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My GSD is full of ticks.treatment?

My GSD is full of ticks. The usual vet recommended Shampoo, Fipronil drops (Protektor) isn't working. Ticks are almost everywhere & are crawling around. Can someone help me out? Please receommend a shampoo that will kill ticks, larvae... Any good brand of tick killing / repelling drop / spray (Fipronil + Methoprene) or better... As long as we were in Shivaji Park he had tick infestation once. But two months in Sion has made his (& our) life miserable. Please advise.
By Jamini Padhi · 30 Aug 2014 12:46 pm

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By Sudha Salian · 01 Sep 2014 6:56 pm
You can try CisaFlux.
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By Jayendra Pratap Singh · 09 Sep 2014 9:14 am
Try NOTIX,it comes in shampoo & soap. Thought it is local but it works good. Also if you walk your dog regularly then avoid contact from local dogs. Mumbai humid atmosphere is quite favorable for ticks to grow.
P.S.- Apply NOTIX powder to your dog a night before bathing.
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By MANISH SINGH · 13 Sep 2014 8:37 am
Go for frontline spot on that the best
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By Jamini Padhi · 13 Sep 2014 2:45 pm
Thanks. I am already using CisaFlux shampoo & Bayer's Bolfo powder yet the ticks are still present. Is there injectible or oral medicine to get rid of ticks? Any adv on Frontline Plus / Advantix ..
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By Sudha Salian · 13 Sep 2014 3:44 pm
Thats bad to hear though. Yes, there are injections for ticks.. try changing your vet and check. Some vets are just better than the rest.

More to it, use Cisaflux, once in two days. As in, give bath once in two days using the shampoo. Coz this has helped a couple of my friends who have had this problem(Pomeranian & Dalmatian).
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By Jamini Padhi · 13 Sep 2014 9:28 pm
"Thats bad to hear though. Yes, there are injections for ticks.. try changing your vet and check. Some vets are just better than the rest. More to it, use Cisaflux, once in two days. As in, give bath once in two days using the shampoo. Coz this has helped a couple of my friends who have had this problem(Pomeranian & Dalmatian)." Thanks for this advise. Yes, increasing frequency of bath with Cisaflux should help esp. when my GSD - JIMMY - loves to take bath.. just say "bath" & he goes berserk - runs into bathroom. I will check with another vet ; I remember when JIMMY had tick fever 2-3 years ago some injectible was administered. In cities these pets are not getting enough grooming & bath due to hectic life.. Would also agree that too much hair shedding may also be due to dry skin & lack of minerals, exercise...?
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By Sudha Salian · 13 Sep 2014 9:50 pm
Sounds like a cool plan. Hair shedding can happen coz of ticks, change of dog food, water or chemicals used when you swab your floor at home(Lizol, Dettol, Phenyl, Savlon etc). Also, can happen coz of season.. if its the shedding season, then you can expect yourself to be cleaning the house all day in and out :)

Daily brushing should help reduce this I must say(personal experience coz I have one Lab & another Golden Retriever - they shed thru'out the year!!!)

And exercise? Its not related to shedding though. But he must get that daily 30-45 min walk or jog. Coz since he is a working type dog(original breed character) he comes naturally with lot of energy which must be burnt out for good(health problems & behavior issues that comes coz of pent up energy).

And I absolutely love GSDs. Planning to adopt one some time soon :)
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By Jamini Padhi · 14 Sep 2014 1:40 pm
Thanks Sudha Salian for sharing useful info. He was on RC & still on RC; once we had changed & know the consequences. I am allergic to cleanol / phenyl so we don't use it. Just like the bath getting delayed .. tomorrow, & more tomorrow.. the brushing too must be regular. In my view GSD are not meant to stay in flats in cities because we know how short their walk is.. poor quality exercise, frustrated neighbors, etc. I have a video of him, when he was at the farm house last Feb/Mar, he used to go on runs "catch me if you can" every 3-4 hrs. The speed & time like 10-15 mins each time meant he was covering several kms daily & there was no shedding, a few hair .. His coat was shiny perhaps due to the sunlight & exercise. While at farm house we found out that our GSD JIMMY was a stealth, he hardly ever barked - just a look & run! Started taking great care when one afternoon found him stalking up a dozen cows about a km away, just like what we see in wild Kalahari by the tigers, lions... Do wolves stalk? He never bothered about fox howls at night, strange.
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By Sudha Salian · 14 Sep 2014 5:54 pm
Hey.. nice to hear from you. The food you use is great!! But the bath frequency and brushing, kind of put me in the alarmed zone. Try taking time on your week off or some day of the week atleast for him. And now, more time needs to be invested on him for baths, so you will somehow have to work it out.

Where do you stay BTW? Will you be able to do early morning walks like 5am or so? Traffic is less and less ppl around may be? Try walking in pocket streets and not main road. Like all the shortcuts that you may use when on bikes?

Of sure, GSDs need a big backyard & place to move around and all that, for which case, all dogs need that lifestyle. I have an idea - if you feel it budget friendly or if you can make this in budget then buy him a treadmill. You can watch CesarMillan's(Dog Whisperer) videos on how to make a dog walk on treadmill, so tat reduces the risk of walking it off on these busy streets.

Exposing him to sunlight/natural surrounding seems a legit reason to not have hairloss :). Of course, I hadnt thought about that :(

Dogs have originated from wolves, so the traits of stalking?? Very much, dont be surprised :). As for GSDs, these are the working type, was used once upon a time for herding, so that comes by no surprise that he was stalking cows. His herding genes are still alive!!!

They have enormous speed and energy, coz of which exercising becomes your only option. Take him to terrace during evenings so that he can enjoy sunlight and experience nature and so. He should be fine soon. Just pick out your time for him. He is not like other pet dogs, he needs all this for him to be fit mentally and physically :)

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