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Hear is my problem our dog is dew to have a litter in three weeks she is now due to have her frontline put on but is it safe to use it on her the ticks up here in ar are bad this time of year if i dont put it on her she and the pups will be covered in ticks so does anybody know what i should do thank you ps AR is the best place to live except for the ticks and summer droughts and clinton may be coming back

-- patrick hemsley (, April 08, 2000


Talk to your Vet .This should be the first place you turn with these questions .There may be something safer or it may be safe . Your Vet should be up to date with all the new research that we don't have access to .Good luck with your pups.

-- Patty Gamble (, April 08, 2000.

Right again, Patty! A similar mproduct that I use cautions against using on pups less than 12 weeks old. It is a systemic repellent, so it very likely could be transferred via mama's milk And if you know of a Despicable Bill repellant, it would have been worth a fortune to Paula, Kathleen, Gennifer, etc, etc, etc.... Good luck!

-- Brad (, April 08, 2000.

We have really bad ticks here in the Ozarks! My friend suggested we add brewers yeast and garlic powder to our dogs food. We still get the occassional tick but nothing like before. Lots of folks here do nothing and their poor dogs are loaded with ticks! I don't like using chemicals on my animals and I am happy with yeast and garlic as a good alternative.


-- kim (, April 09, 2000.

Are there any farmstead animals that are effective tick hunters? I recall reading somewhere that one of the domestic fowl family (NOT chickens) are good, but can't remember the details. Winter was very mild here in Maine this year, the deer herd has exploded, and I expect a record tick season. A friend with dogs started finding ticks on her pets over six weeks ago.

-- Cash (, April 10, 2000.

The answer to the above post is Guinea fowl, and they are great at eating ticks. Read about guineas elsewhere at this site before bringing home a big flock! We have had them, and have one left now, and pretty much hate him.

-- Rachel (, April 10, 2000.

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