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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those with dogs I would suggest getting blood test during your annual checkup, even if tested positive for Lyme there is only a 1-2% chance of Lyme infected dogs ever actually develop Lyme disease. And spend the few dollars on Revolution to help prevent anything negative.

https://www.revolution4dogs.com/what-is-revolution
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an owner of two field dogs, one of which had lyme disease. i prefer to use AdvantixII. Revolution is systemic - stays in the body at least a month. The flea has to bite the dog to die and can pass the disease before they die.

Thought with AdvantixII you still need to use another med for heartworm.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its Tick season again.

http://www.thewhig.com/2015/04/20/one-in-five-ticks-carry-lyme-disease-healthy-agency

Check yourself carefully after you have been out in the woods and long grass. Mountain, Ettyville, Shire, Alcove and CF are all potential areas to pick them up. Even Kanata is a possibility I suppose.

Health Canada recommends long pants, socks, and long sleeves.

I have a tick key that I picked up at MEC for very little. I keep one in my golf bag and another in my camping gear.

Be vigilant. Lyme Disease is no joke.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more goodl info.

There's some good maps and things to know. More north you go the less the risk. I suppose with warming weathers we'll have more of an issue around here from this.

Our disc golf area is apparently not a hot spot for Lyme Disease yet where as Kingston is (according to the maps).


http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/tickinfo-eng.php
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
Its Tick season again.

http://www.thewhig.com/2015/04/20/one-in-five-ticks-carry-lyme-disease-healthy-agency

Check yourself carefully after you have been out in the woods and long grass. Mountain, Ettyville, Shire, Alcove and CF are all potential areas to pick them up. Even Kanata is a possibility I suppose.

Health Canada recommends long pants, socks, and long sleeves.

I have a tick key that I picked up at MEC for very little. I keep one in my golf bag and another in my camping gear.

Be vigilant. Lyme Disease is no joke.


http://www.mec.ca/product/4007-573/sawyer-tick-plier/

These ones shane?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

briggs wrote:
Thumber wrote:
Its Tick season again.

http://www.thewhig.com/2015/04/20/one-in-five-ticks-carry-lyme-disease-healthy-agency

Check yourself carefully after you have been out in the woods and long grass. Mountain, Ettyville, Shire, Alcove and CF are all potential areas to pick them up. Even Kanata is a possibility I suppose.

Health Canada recommends long pants, socks, and long sleeves.

I have a tick key that I picked up at MEC for very little. I keep one in my golf bag and another in my camping gear.

Be vigilant. Lyme Disease is no joke.


http://www.mec.ca/product/4007-573/sawyer-tick-plier/

These ones shane?


No these ones


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least we aren't worried about fleas: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/10/29/oregon-girl-16-diagnosed-bubonic-plague-after-hunting-trip/74836918/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did anyone spot 1 single tick this year?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolly wrote:
did anyone spot 1 single tick this year?


I had one on me and took one off the boy at thanksgiving.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. They were plentiful. We had a Stray dog show here. And I pullued 8 out of him. I just pulled another 10 out of Jackson at thanksgiving.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did not kknow they were so common here, maybe should have watched out for them eek

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one when I was at Phillips that hadn't settled in yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're baaack....

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ticks-ottawa-milder-weather-1.3554046
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