I'm not sure if it's better to ask this on a dog forum or BB, but BB folks are so knowledgeable and I'm sure lots of you also have dogs.
What do you use one your dogs for ticks? The only rabbit approved flea medications (Revolution, etc) don't deal with ticks. My options seem to be the Scalibor collar (active ingredient Deltamethrin) or something like Frontline Plus (active ingredients Fipronil and Methoprene). Which one is better for being around the rabbits? He has no direct contact with them at the moment (won't for a while) but soon he'll be using the living room which they also use, so I'm worried about the chemicals getting on the carpet and then to the bunnies.
We put the collar on him today and I don't like it. I've read lots of bad reviews of the side effects and in general I just hate having it there all the time where I will accidentally touch it (it's velcro-ed to his collar, but still sticks out). At least with the topically applied stuff, it kind of dries and goes away in a couple days. I know Frontline is toxic to rabbits, but the information I can find seems to be if it is applied to them and they lick it. That would be a far far higher concentration than if it was applied to the dog, given a few days to dry, and then picked up in trace amounts on the carpet. I'm just not sure exactly how toxic it is.
Unfortunately, I must treat for ticks. We live in an area with the highest incidence of lyme in the country and taking him out anywhere but the front yard results in at least 5-7 ticks (found a few embedded already).
I plan to call the bunny vet on Monday, but I'm contemplating cutting the collar off already. Any thoughts?