September 26, 2008 at 1:07 am #245287chesterMember
Our last trip to the farm ended with nearly losing our Springer spaniel to ticks. This week we had to make the decision not to move Knight to a 24 hr emergency vet at 10 pm or leave him at our local vet, who stayed with Knight hrs after the surgery closed. Moving him would have killed him and leaving him where he was gave him a 50% chance. Not a decision you would want to make, trust me. I believe the doggie Angel was looking after him:hug: Knight survided the night and is still in intensive care 4 days later, after developing a chest infection as well. He had 3 lots of seruim costing $300 each, one sexy crew cut all over just for starters. I am going to be very broke…….
He is the most lovable dog ever, gentle with the kids and has never snapped even when you take a bone out of his mouth. So far so good, :hug:September 26, 2008 at 1:14 am #371293wizzbefMember
:hug::hug: Chester & Knight :hug::hug:September 26, 2008 at 1:25 am #371294wocketMember
:hug::kiss:September 26, 2008 at 2:15 am #371295mertleMember
Awww Chester! I know how it is with doggies when they are sick, hope Knight comes through ok and is a happy puppy after!!
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::kiss:September 26, 2008 at 2:59 am #371296bazmanMember
We use a Vitamin C powder which we (Bec) add water to and inject into the mouth with our dogs, Our 16yr whippet Ruby had a big tick under her chin the other day and as soon as it was removed she just sat down looking quite poor, an hour later after the Vitamin C she was back up and looking fine.
It’s a trick by Pat Colby and can be used to counter act snake bites too.September 26, 2008 at 3:09 am #371297rockkandyMember
Where do you get the powder bazman? Is it a special one?September 26, 2008 at 5:18 am #371298GiannaMember
:hug: for Knight :hug:September 26, 2008 at 5:35 am #371299kismetMember
Glad to hear Knights getting better, lets hope it continues. :clap:
:hug: to you and KnightSeptember 26, 2008 at 5:51 am #371300bazmanMember
I’ll have to ask Bec (my better half) how much she uses and where she gets it from and get back to you.September 26, 2008 at 7:03 am #371301paulaorganicMember
Yes, I would love to know too Bazman. We have taken 3 ticks off our dogs over the last 2 weeks, and were just lucky enough that we found them so fast and that they were only very small. Would love some vitamin C just in case.
All the best for Knight, chester. :hug::hug:September 26, 2008 at 7:43 am #371302roundthebendMember
They are really bad here at the moment too, my daughters dog had peralysis tick fever a month ago and monday i found a brown dog tick on her so did her advantick treatment early…………..but found 2 paralysis ticks on her yesterday so so much for that………..also sprayed the usual embedding areas with frontline.
I hope knight comes through OK chester:hug:
Keep a sharp eye on children as well as yourself as dogs are not the only ones to pick up these nasties.September 26, 2008 at 8:55 am #371303elvinMember
Cosmo cat lives mostly indoors, but on his visits outside usually come back with a small tick or 2.
For me ticks are an occupational hazard. Get 2 to 3 each week. They are starting to get bigger now. Although the tiny ones are more itchy. :@September 27, 2008 at 9:02 am #371304chesterMember
Glad to report Knight is doing heaps better, he has been moved to the Kennels at the vets for a few days just to keep him still, precaution as he gets very excited with the grandkids there, which is not good for him heart. He might be coming home on Monday. :tup:September 27, 2008 at 9:33 am #371305roundthebendMember
Great news chester:hug:September 27, 2008 at 10:21 am #371306darlsMember
Oh! :hug: :hug: to both… Also nearly lost my puppy to ticks.
She’s getting itchy so need to do another search tomorrow morning – hate them ticks!!!
I also read that it is good idea to spread dolomite lime around as acidity increase leeches and ticks around. Am still waiting for a rain to come around so I can spread it around and let it soak through.
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