Can ticks breed on a dog? If so, how are the eggs killed?

When I adopted my Cocker Spaniel she was covered in kennel ticks. I treated them and they went away. It's been about 3 months and she has another infestation. I have found nearly 100 so far, all dead and very small. How do I prevent this from happening again?

Asked by Member 1145611 on Dec 17th 2012 in Flea & Tick Prevention
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

I would put her on a flea/tick prevention, like Frontline or Advantix. You can get it from your vet. Since she's had so many ticks, I would also have her tested for tick borne diseases. Good Luck!

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 12/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


The ticks do not breed on the dog, they breed in the grass and weeds and when those little seed ticks hatch they jump on the first available dog, eat a blood meal, then drop off, lay their eggs and start the cycle again.
So, once they are off, the only way more will get on is if your dog goes where they are.
I would definitely keep a monthly preventative on her at all times to help prevent them. The good news, seed ticks do not normally carry tick diseases as they are just hatched and having their first meal so have no exposure yet.

Member 641257 answered on 12/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer