My poor little guy is infested. Tried brushing them out, but the more I brush...the more appear. I looked thru his fur & they are everywhere...thousands of tiny ticks. What can I do?
Sad thing is that it is a great misconception that only a certain type can carry the lyme's diease (I use to believe it too). Really any type can carry it but it is more commonly seen in certain type's depending on your location. Another misconception is that they have to be on for 24 hours. I found this out the hard way. I had a tick on me for maybe 4 hours max before I could get it removed (on back and husband not home) and still ended up with Lyme's disease. If you have any force applied to the tick body that can squeeze fluids into the individual (animal or human) it is on then you could have forced the Lyme's disease into that individual. Always be sure to grab infront of the body and get the whole head out. Do not try the methods people suggest for making them withdrawal (like alcohol on swab etc) because they can express a fluid into the individual while backing out.Equisect kills ticks and is naturally based (gentler). I would stark picking out as many as you can, it's the tiny ones that cause lime's disease, but gladly they have to be in for at least 24 hours I believe ... Pick them out, put them in a cup and drown them as you're picking.
Our vet said not to use the really strong ones such as frontline. But the biospot...hartz products were fine. And it worked wondersAre dog/cat preventatives like frontline safe for young goats if the weight recommendations are followed? Is that what the biospot you mentioned is? I just found one of the flat ticks in my doeling's ear and one on her knee last week. Thankfully, neither had attached. Ticks are BAD here, so even though we will treat the area, I'd like to treat her, too, with something that won't get all over me since she spends a lot of time in my arms and snoozing on my feet or in my lap. Thank goodness she is white and they have been easily spotted before they could get a grip on her!