Q. We have seen all of these dead ticks on our dogs and have frontlined them but we can't cut the underside of our little dog as she doesn't like being c

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A. At least the treatment is working and killing the ticks. try grooming with a comb or a furminator to get the dead hair and parasites out. If the mats are very bad or very close to the skin you may need to see your vet for sedation and have it clipped properly by them.

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