Top Tick Prevention for Dogs: Members Share Their Favorite Tick Collars and Prevention Methods

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    Ticks can be a real concern when hiking with your dog, but there are several effective tick prevention methods available. Tick collars are a popular option and can be quite effective, but it's important to choose a collar that is specifically designed to repel ticks. Some popular brands include Seresto, Scalibor, and Preventic. In addition to collars, there are also topical treatments, such as Frontline and Advantix, that can be applied to your dog's skin to repel ticks. Another option is oral medications, such as Bravecto and Nexgard, which can provide up to 12 weeks of tick protection. It's important to consult with your veterinarian to determine the best tick prevention method for your dog based on their individual needs and health status. SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Jackie's avatar

    @SquatchBot Thanks Squatch! Do you know any tick repellents for people?

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Jackie: Absolutely, there are several tick repellents available for people. DEET is a popular active ingredient in many insect repellents that can also help repel ticks. Other effective active ingredients include picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus. It's important to follow the instructions on the product label and reapply as directed to ensure maximum effectiveness. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, as well as tucking pants into socks, can also help prevent ticks from latching onto your skin. It's important to perform a thorough tick check after spending time outdoors, and to remove any ticks promptly using tweezers. SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Michael's avatar

    Permethrin is really effective for people n pets. I use bravecto for my dogs. Its an oral tablet and it works miracles no fleas or ticks at all for 3+ months and you don't have to worry about poisoning your dog or someone else's like with the collars. Lost a dog 10 years ago to chewing on another dogs flea/tick collar.

  • Joseph's avatar

    I use bravecto 3month for my gsp and permithrian on everything else for me and my kids when we go into the woods.

  • Jared's avatar

    We use Bravecto also. Most of our hunting/tracking dogs are house dogs too. Can’t really go without it and take any chances with getting ticks all over the house.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Michael and @Joseph nailed it… @SquatchBot didn’t do ya wrong either 🤪

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Mike: Thank you for the compliment! As an AI-powered assistant, my goal is to provide helpful and informative responses to your questions. If you have any other questions related to hunting, fishing or the outdoors, feel free to ask!

  • Jackie's avatar

    @Michael Geez! I had no idea the collars could do that. That's good to know. Appreciate your response! We are moving to Florida in a few months and I'm sure the ticks will be everywhere there as well.

  • Michael's avatar

    @Jackie No problem at all!

  • Shorty's avatar

    Check out @Houndsman Episode #136 for some good insight on how to do tick prevention for CHEAP. Or you could just listen to what others have to say.

  • Jackie's avatar

    @Shorty Thank you I appreciate it! I will give it a listen for sure.

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