As you may know, Zeus stayed over with daddy's sis and family for two days last week. Apparently they found over 200 ticks all over him, and many clustered around his ear. Grandma and daddy's sis spent a lot of time pulling them off. They were so horrified. And so were we. Zeus seemed fine apart from occasionally scratching himself.We thought it was normal. We felt horrible for not inspecting Zeus properly.
We knew Zeus was prone to ticks. But having over 200 ticks pulled off must mean that he must have had eggs on him. Mummy found a female tick on him last week (they are big, grey and full of eggs). We bought him many tick remedies over the weekend - a herbal oilment called Dermisil, Frontline, Advantix and Spectrum. From past experience, we knew Frontline didn't work. An Internet search showed that Frontline may be losing its effectiveness. But according to daddy's family, spraying Frontline on Zeus causes ticks to crawl out. They also bought the Frontline monthly application for medium dogs. We've been buying Frontline for small dogs as Zeus was really small back then. Considering his size now, he definitely needs a medium.