Currently using Revolution which works fine for around here but not up there. Don't really care if the tick med. keeps them off or kills them as long as the med prevents an infestation and disease.
I'll look into the Preventic collar. Any other experiences or recommendations?
Dawaba - do you use the collar along with anything else such as a topical or does it take care of fleas as well?
Karen and I do a 3-mile country walk with our two dogs every morning. We are also using Revolution on them because Teddy throws up Trifexis, which most vets believe is superior to Revolution. Neither product does a very good job on ticks, although both are good for fleas and heartworm prevention. We also use a Preventic collar that we replace every 3 months, year round, because EasTex ticks are a problem all year long.
I became sold on the Preventic collar when I found out that my bird dog clients could put a collar on their dogs at the beginning of quail season in the fall and the collars were still working in February when the season ended. That's longer than 3 months. I don't believe I've ever seen an attached tick on a dog wearing a Preventic collar.
Edit: unfortunately, Preventic collars won't work on fleas, but your Revolution will (pretty well). Were I you, I'd stay with Revolution monthly, and then affix the Preventic collar a couple days before you head for the ranch. When you get back home, remove the collar and zip lock it. I think you'll get your money's worth that way.