reply to post by GypsK
I lived for a year in southern Saskatchewan, in an area that was totally infested. Lots of deer and farmland all around. 1 cat and 2 dogs at that
time. The cat never seemed to have any on her, and I didn't use any flea and tick stuff at all, the vet said cats usually sense them there and get
them off right away. One dog I used the stuff on, and it made no difference. One dog was a puppy at that time, so I couldn't safely use anything.
Ticks were everywhere!! It was awful.
Every time the dogs came into the house, I was going over their fur, literally everywhere. I drove the older one crazy, she isn't affectionate, hates
to be picked at, and she had the most (she was also the one treated with tick deterrent). By the tail, under the tail, between the toes, armpit areas,
ears........I became an expert
Never squeeze the body of a tick, always get it out from as close to the skin as possible. With a gentle firm pull. They don't smother, and never try
to burn one out. Sometimes a little hole is left when you pull the tick out, because they firmly cement themselves into the skin.
I kept a jar half full of rubbing alcohol, every time a tick was picked of someone, put in the alcohol, and close the jar. The only other way to kill
them was ripping them in half, too messy, too many ticks. I had at least 100 a day :shk: Down the sink or in the toilet, they will survive and
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me, I know lots about them now.
I live 3 hours north of the tick infested area of the province now, and I still watch a little with the weather/climate changing.