Q. i have a cocker spaniel over a year old . lately he is having a lot of ticks problem. almost 30 ticks is removed in a couple of days . please guide me

A. There is also a potential for disease transmission (I.e. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other depending on which is endemic in your area) from the ticks. Your vet may want to do a prophylactic antibiotic treatment for any possible disease transmission but this has not shown to be completely preventative of disease and is done on an individual basis.

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A. Ok so you have to get a tick preventative to keep the ticks off and repel them. My top picks are:
1) Nexgard- tablet (1 month protection from fleas and ticks)
2) Seresto collar (very safe, lasts up to 8 months!, newer product)
3) Preventic collar (3 month protection, not recommended if small children or other pets will chew on the collar, discuss more with your vet)
All 3 of these are high quality vet approved products so getting them through your vet is recommended to ensure no tampering or decreased efficacy and also warranty guarantee of the product.

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