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Tick Prevention

  1. Daily Searching - daily searching is still essential no matter what tick control you are using
  2. Oral Preventatives
  3. Spot-Ons
  4. Tick Collars
  5. Tick Rinses
  6. Tick Removal Hook






Oral Preventatives

Nexgard
A new oral treatment Nexgard will control fleas and ticks (including paralysis tick) on your dog with a simple once-a-month chew. Nexgard chews are not affected by bathing, swimming or shampooing and can be given with or without food. Presented in a pack or 3 or 6 chews.
Nexgard is available in the shop here


Simparica
Simparica is a chewable tasty tablet given orally to your dog once a month. It delivers persistent continuous protection against fleas and ticks from day 1 to day 35. It is supported by an extensive body of peer-reviewed, published research - put simply, Simparica is proven, it works fast and lasts all month long
Simparica is available in the shop here
 

Bravecto
A single monthly chew for dogs, Bravecto, provides 3 months protection against fleas and 4 months protection against the deadly paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus). No more sprays, spot-ons or rinses needed. Presented as a single chewable dose to be given with a meal.
Bravecto is available in the shop here
 



Spot-Ons

Frontline Original
When used every 2 weeks Frontline Original will help to control the paralysis tick. Frontline Original is presented in a pipette which is applied to the skin on the back of neck of your dog. The active ingredient, fiprinol, will migrate throughout the oil layer of the skin. Daily searching for ticks is still strongly recommended. Occasionally ticks will be found but they are general dead or dying and the signs of paralysis may not occur.
Presented in pack of 4 ampoules
Frontline Original available in the shop here


Frontline PLUS
When used every 2 weeks Frontline PLUS will help to control the paralysis tick. Frontline PLUS is presented in a pipette which is applied to the skin on the back of neck of your dog. The active ingredient will migrate throughout the oil layer of the skin. Also contains methoprene to stop fleas breeding. Daily searching for ticks is still strongly recommended. Occasionally ticks will be found but they are general dead or dying and the signs of paralysis may not occur.
Presented in pack of 3 or 6 ampoules
Frontline PLUS available in the shop here
 
Advantix
Advantix contains two proven ingredients Imidacloprid & Permethrin that work synergistically to:
- kill and repel paralysis ticks - when applied every 14 days
- kill and repel brown dog & bush ticks - over 96% of ticks are repelled after contact with a treated dog. 95% of these ticks then die after this brief exposure
- kill fleas - fleas will stop feeding within 5 minutes on treated dogs and both adults & larvae are dead in 20 minutes. Within 12 hrs of an application of Advantix 98-100% of fleas on the dog are dead
Presented in pack of 3 or 6 ampoules
Advantix available in the shop here



Tick Collars

Preventic Tick Collar
Active ingredient: Amitraz which is neuro-toxic to ticks.
The active is impregnated in a thin strip of PVC which slowly liberates enough amitraz into your dogs coat to kill ticks for up to 2 months.. The amitraz spreads over the whole body migrating though the oil layer of the skin. Daily inspection is still essential especially around the head and neck

See it here
 
Kiltix
Active ingredient: Flumethrin a synthetic pyrethroid and Propoxur a carbamate.
Both compounds work on the nervous system of the tick. Will control the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) for up to 6 weeks. Also controls other ticks & fleas. Daily searching is still essential, may take up to a week to be active in dogs with thick coats

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Scalibor
Active ingredient: Deltamethrin, a second generation synthetic pyrethroid.
Scalibor is a major advance in the control of paralysis tick as a single collar provides control for up to 14 weeks, providing Australian dog owners with a convenient, long term treatment option for the control of paralysis tick. Contains deltamethrin, a second generation synthetic pyrethroid with proven action against various tick species

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Seresto
Seresto offers a breakthrough in flea and tick protection, providing up to 8 months of continuous protection from fleas and 4 months continuous protection from ticks for dogs. This includes the deadly Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) as well as brown dog and bush ticks for 4 months. The collar uses an innovative polymer, which allows for controlled-release of low doses of actives

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Tick Rinses

Permoxin
Active ingredient: permethrin - a third generation synthetic pyrethroid (Synthetic pyrethroids are more light stable than naturally derived pyrethrins and therefore longer acting)
* Do not use on cats.
* Do not use on puppies <12 weeks old.
Permoxin can be used as a rinse or a spray. For paralysis it is best applied as a rinse every 7 days, daily searching for ticks is essential in paralysis tick areas.
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Tick Removal

Tick Twister
This tool provides the safest way to remove ticks that is quick and painless without the need for chemicals. This method will not squeeze the ticks body leading to less problems of infection etc. Package comes with 2 twisters: one with an ultra thin opening for small ticks and another with a large opening for larger ticks

See it here