My dog is in the woods a lot. Every day to be exact. Although I knew there were ticks in the Connecticut woods, I had no idea how many there were and their level of determination to attach themselves to my dog.
Yes, I use one of the vet recommended topics to prevent ticks. However, I still find one every other day or so and although the topical will kill it and it will fall off, I go through the gross task of removing it.
When I was sent a bottle of Vet’s Best Flea and Tick spray I was hopeful. I put on bug spray every day so why wouldn’t my dog?
I started spraying her right before we got out of the car, the same time I spray myself. She doesn’t mind it, but then again, she’s mild when it comes to things like that.
My husband isn’t a fan of the small, but I love it. The dog doesn’t seem to mind it either and she doesn’t want to roll around in the dirt after I spray her, which I count as a success.
The real question is, does it prevent the tick bites? I believe it does. On days I’ve used it, I haven’t found any ticks. When I took a break and stopped using it, I found ticks. So while it may not be perfect and it certainly shouldn’t be the only line of defense you use, its another soldier in the war against ticks.
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