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  • jen1981
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Heartworm, flea, and tick meds for dogs.
Do any of you with doggies have preferences in what work for heartworm, flea, and tick prevention? It's time for me to buy more for our dog. We've used Revolution in the past, but I haven't been impressed with its tick control. We live in the country and our doggie got a lot of tick while on it that stayed around a long time before falling off. :/  She's due for her parvo shot and I was planning to ask the vet, but thought I'd see if you have experience with a different brand.
Married to Andrew since Jan.2001, mom to Keith~Nov. 2001, Elayne~Dec. 2003, Eleanne~May 2006, Elysha~2009

  • Joy
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Re: Heartworm, flea, and tick meds for dogs.
Reply #1
I'm bumping this thread in hopes that someone has some suggestions, Jenny.  I don't have a dog and our state isn't big for tics, other than in the woods.  I'm of no help, unfortunately.   :eyerollblue:


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Re: Heartworm, flea, and tick meds for dogs.
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Jen, did you get any ideas from your vet?
~Ruth, wife to Tim since 11/6/05 and WAHM to Hannah (11), Micah (8), and Abigail (5)

Re: Heartworm, flea, and tick meds for dogs.
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Chickens! If you let chickens free range around they'll eat the ticks. I've heard up to 12 an hour. As long as the dogs don't eat the chickens...

Here's a link for using rose geranium oil for dog tick repellent:

Hope that helps!

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