Oye, living on the Northern Beaches in Sydney...we get ticks, lots of them (not to mention, I am American from way up in the mountains where ticks and fleas did not exist...so I am so freaked by them!) and because we have had such warm weather starting already this winter (76 degrees F today...in winter!), the ticks have started to come out early and the vet said to start tick prevention early this year. I found one on Brooklyns leg yesterday, and one on my newspaper this morning! Ewwww. But, I can handle them, the only thing that makes me so nervous is that we have paralysis ticks here...and lots of them. The Northern Beaches where I live has thousands of affected dogs a year (get them into the vet early though and they will be okay).
So...here is my question. I use Advantix every two weeks, but should I use a tick collar too? Or a tick collar instead of the advantix and use advantage for the flea control? Not sure if anyone has any experience with this or not. My vet is calling me back so I will ask her too, but thought I would throw it out there in case anyone had any thoughts. I have to keep the tick I found on her for 72 hours too (in case she shows any signs of it being a paralyisis tick, they like you to bring it with you), and I hate the little thing! It is just laying there looking at me....ewwwwwww!
Just want to get the Brooksters the best protected that I can so any thoughts would be great. We are not even in bushland either, she got her tick from a tiny little piece of grass that she goes pee in right in front of our house on the road. Where there is one...there are, well, I hate to even think about it