For those who have found a tick on your dog - Remove the tick ASAP it does not matter if the head stays in it will die.
check your dog all over it could have more than 1 tick.
KEEP your dog in a crate or laundry away from noise and keep them quiet for at least 48hrs if they are NOT showing any signs.
If your dog is....breathing differently, temp,vomiting,wobbly at all (even slightly),gurgly,coughing,change of voice take the dog to a vet IMMEDIATLEY.
DO NOT feed your dog or leave water with it. your dog could choke and/or get pneumonia.
REMEMBER even if your dog is on prevention it can still get ticks.
If your dog swims tick collars are useless.
for maximum protection use frontline(every 14 days) in conjuction with proban(every 2 days)
or for cheaper use frontline(every 14 days) and permoxin(weekly)
eta I will continue to update this thread as I recieve more info.
This post has been edited by sheree_e4: 15 August 2008 - 03:07 PM