|03-13-2014 10:58 AM|
Thanks Moms....I'll look into this if not give it a try.....I'd be so thrilled to not have to use the standard topicals.
|03-13-2014 09:20 AM|
I am also in the Midwest and live out in the country. The fleas and ticks seem to be different every season. The combination of the 2 tags, fresh garlic and Essential Oils did great for us last year. You could always go back to the chemical topicals if this didn’t work for you.
To keep the liver detoxed from the chemicals 2 capsules 2 x daily (GSD size dog) of a professional product called Herbal Hepaclenz will help. Herbal Hepaclenz 90 Capsules by Professional Formulas Start with reduced amounts and work up.
Below is a guide for the amounts of garlic to feed:
Safe amounts suggested per DVM:
*Small dogs ¼ to ½ clove/day
*Medium dogs a ½ to 1 clove daily
*45-70# = 1 clove or ½ clove 2 x daily
*75-90# = 1 clove 2 x daily
*over 100# = 1 ½ cloves 2 x daily
You can purchase fresh cloves of garlic at larger grocery stores that are already de-skinned, so all you have to do is put them thru a garlic press. Or, you can purchase chopped/minced garlic in a jar that is packed in water. Follow directions on jar as to how many teaspoons = 1 clove of garlic.
Mix 20 drops (or more, if dog will tolerate it) of chosen EO with 2 cups of spring or distilled water in a clean spray bottle. Keep out of sun and away from heat. Shake before each use as the oil separates from the water. Spray all over dog including legs and belly. Keep away from eyes.
For Concentrated Topical:
Sweet Almond Oil:This is a “Carrier Oil” that the E Oils need to be mixed with, as the EO’s are too strong by themselves. Aromatherapy Carrier Oils, Cold Pressed and Organic
Essential Oils: When using Essential Oils, purchasing a good quality product is key: Essential Oils, Pure Therapeutic Grade - Our Complete List
Rose Geranium, Catnip (not Catmint), Citronella, Eucalyptus Blue Gum or Eucalyptus Globules. There are others that repel insects, but, I have found these to be most effective. You can mix one or two together with the Carrier Oil in one bottle and use a different mix in a second bottle so that you can rotate on different days.
You may want to order some mixing bottles and droppers for convenience: Bottles and Pipettes for Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Blends
*Mix 10-25 drops of chosen EO mixed with 2 Tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil in a dropper bottle.
*Part hair and apply drops in areas down center of their back. Dot the mixture lightly on to the tips of dog’s ears but not close to eyes. You can also drop some on to their collar for a test trial to make sure they are not sensitive to it before applying to their body.
When smell dissipates, re-apply
You could consider using Human Grade Diatomaceous Earth, but it does dry out the skin.
Hope this helps!
|03-13-2014 06:43 AM|
I used Skudo Electronic Tick Repeller it works. Though I am a pest control expert and having a lot of chemicals to kill tick but Skudo Electronic Tick Repeller is harmless and effective too. I am not sure about its effect on human beings. I used to visit different sites for Perimeter treatment with my pest control elk grove team, I found that more people trust on the device.
|03-12-2014 06:21 PM|
|jocoyn||I had great success last year with Springtime Garlic Granules. We just started up for this flea and tick season. (Don't have any yet)|
|03-12-2014 06:00 PM|
I'd be all about not having to use the poison that is in all the flea and tick topicals....what part of the world are you in and what is the tick situation?
I am not concerned about fleas at all....if it was only fleas I had to worry about I would never use Frontline..etc....I feel like I am poisoning my dog every time I put the garbage on her....and would love an alternative that works on ticks as well as the poison.
|03-12-2014 05:24 PM|
|Harry and Lola||Thanks moms|
|03-12-2014 10:03 AM|
I have not tried that particular one but I did purchase the following tags last year to put on their collars (along with feeding fresh garlic 2 x daily) and had great success!
These tags need to go on their collars BEFORE they get fleas/ticks or they won't work. Human Grade DE is also a great insurance policy!
Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick Tag for Dogs & Cats
TickLess Pet Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repellent Device Pendant for Dogs & Cats (has a battery...don't submerge in water)
Are you familar with the Hamphl company in Australia?
Phone: (Int +61) 1300 132 966
Fax: (Int +61) 1300 855 183
Tick "Paralysis" toxic tick bite Perennial ryegrass toxicosis farm staggers - Parasite, Insects bites
Homeopathic called "HAMPL Tick Immuno " = Use for protection toxicity tick bite. It will not stop them from attaching to body, but if a toxic bite tick will not have a acute reaction to it if bitten. Just another thought for you!
Good luck with those "Little Bugger's"!
|03-12-2014 02:48 AM|
|Harry and Lola||
|03-11-2014 05:22 PM|
|Harry and Lola||
Skudo Electronic Tick Repeller
Has anyone used the Skudo Electronic Tick Repeller? Skudo Electronic Tick Repeller
I am considering buying one but would like to hear from people if they have used it.
I am concerned about the chemicals I put use on them for fleas and ticks, currently I use Advantix every 2 weeks.
Can anyone suggest a flea preventative that works and does not contain as much chemicals as Advantix?