Questions for the Vets ---
My Golden Retriever pup Paddy is now 5 months old & has already had a couple of ticks on him this last month. Living in the wilds of the Highlands it is inevitable that he will get them - so I want to protect him as best as possible.
What is the best way of protecting him & repelling the ticks?
I've used flea/tick collars & Frontline on adult dogs in the past - I don't like the collars as they seem to knock the dog about for a few days & I believe Frontline is not suitable for puppies.
What alternatives are there?
Also -- What antiseptic is best to apply to the bite site after removing the tick? -- Paddy gets a lump there for a day or two each time & I feel that some kind if antiseptic wouldn't be a bad idea.