As said previously, I would report back on the pet protector medallion and if it works or not. Originally I said I would put it on her in March, but after getting and reading the directions, I decided to put it on her in Jan instead.
Let me give you an overview on the situation here. I live in the Northeast which is one the worst areas for ticks and especially Lyme Disease, as it originated here. I live on several acres of a wooded wetlands area, with a stream that comes through the yard. Deer pass through here all the time, as well as all other forms of wildlife. I am surrounded by forest. We walk every day on roads that are forested, there are no sidewalks. We walk up to the lake above me and we walk into the wooded trails around it, and I will often sit up there and observe the wildlife, with Snickie by my side. The place is loaded with ticks.It would not be unusual to take 20 ticks off the dog a day. And I can't think of a better place to try out the medallion.
Two years ago I purchased the new Seresto collar and it worked great, it was 100% effective, not one tick on her that year. But it was a new ingredient that year so the ticks had no immunity to it. The problem was that shortly after I took the collar off she developed conjunctivitis that wouldn't clear up with meds. It took a drastic diet change to cure it. Her immune system was compromised for some reason, was it the collar? Don't know. She has had reactions to some of her shots, so I just want to keep any bad stuff at a minimum.
The snow has finally melted and the weather is improving slowly, and we're getting out more, and so are the ticks. I wasn't going to post anything until the end of the month, but my mind got changed yesterday talking to a neighbor. This neighbor lives across the street from the lake, and she can only use Frontline on her dog, he can't handle anything else. I gave up using Frontline a long time ago because it just wasn't working that great around here, the first year or two it did, then the ticks were becoming immune to it. So she says to me that she has pulled 2 ticks off her dog even though he is on Frontline, but you have to remember these products say in the fine print that they are about 95% effective. As the Vet said to me once, it cuts down on the amount of ticks that will attach, which I can attest to, 2 versus about 20, yeah I can agree with that. Anyways my neighbor walks her dog only on the street, she does not go into the the woods or trails around the lake like I do. You're probably wondering how I'm doing with the medallion? I have taken 2 ticks off Snickie, so thus far neighbor using Frontline takes 2 ticks off her dog, me 2 ticks using a medallion that uses the earths magnetic field. The next 2 1/2 months will tell the story.
Just the other day the news reported that we have a new tick borne disease to worry about, and there is no cure for it. I had Lyme myself about 6 years ago and it is horrible, and this new disease is a virus not bacterial so can not be treated with antibiotics. The symptoms are the same, but doctors can only try to to give you limited support; fluids,or respiratory. Makes you think twice before venturing outside.http://foxct.com/2015/04/09/ticks-are-b ... rus-in-ct/