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Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 11:56 #5692

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Sounds like your licking bit at the top of the back legs is a 'hot spot'. Try washing with a weak salt / water solution then rub in a savlon or soothing skin cream, works on Rubes
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Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 12:09 #5693

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Thanks for that, will try applying spirit or soap to the actual tick and see what happens. I looked at your link to the collar and, I must admit, it did look good but would rather try something more natural first. Quite like the idea of the lavender as it should make him smell sweeter as well!

Also thanks for the tip on the 'hot spot' - as I say, nothing really major but these things can get out of control - itch,scratch,itch cycle - so best to nip it in the bud. Will try the salt/savlon treatment.

Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 12:36 #5694

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It does sound like a hot spot, i have used Aloe Vera gel on my dogs for years now, if it is applied as soon as it's noticed that the dog is nibbling in a certain area regulaly it will cool the spot down and keep the skin from drying out.
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Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 12:40 #5695

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Thanks Denise

Funny, I only used some on myself last night where I had been bitten by something but wasn't sure if it was OK on dogs too. Will try it on Hugo.

Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 13:50 #5696

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Also a suggestion to sooth bites or irritable skin, sudacrem, used on babies botties! I found this out by accident, it was the only thing to hand at the time so I used it with great results. The dog didn't even attempt to lick it off and the sore skin was better within two applications.
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Re: Tick treatments and repellants 23 Jun 2012 17:49 #5697

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I too use sudacrem. I also give a garlic capsule everyday.

Will try lavender though, have some growing in the garden.
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