|01-12-2014 07:48 AM|
I use a combination of natural items:
*Fresh minced Garlic
*Essential Oil homemade sprays
*2 Natural Flea and Tick Tags. These are for flea/tick prevention and won’t work if the dog already has fleas:
Remove this one before bathing or swimming. Dry thoroughly if it gets wet (has a lithium battery). Lasts 10-12 months. Ultrasonic technology: TickLess Pet Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repellent Device Pendant for Dogs & Cats
This one lasts about 1 year. Energetic technology: Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick Tag for Dogs & Cats
|01-12-2014 02:00 AM|
|jocoyn||I made it through last year with bug off garlic and will start again probably in March|
|01-12-2014 01:51 AM|
|BowWowMeow||Bug-Off Garlic April through October and that's it.|
|01-12-2014 01:13 AM|
|rainy5||I use california baby organic bug spray around her neck and body and buck mountain flea and tick powder organic in the summer with the california baby. We planted lavender and citronella plants all over our property. To keep tick mosquitoes etc out of our yard. It's been two year and out dog that was 13 we used the same stuff he was older it was time to put him down. 13 and a golden his kidney finally went. The vet told us using all the natural stuff probably got him til he was 13. He was almost 14. I am allergic to pesticide and I cannot use frontline etc. I break out in hives etc.|
|01-12-2014 12:58 AM|
|selzer||I used to use Revolution years ago. But now I choose not to use preventatives. If I see a flea or flea dirt, I will dose everyone aggressively. But I don't like the idea of pesticides in my dog's blood stream that work for extended periods of time.|
|01-11-2014 07:48 PM|
Lisl takes Trifexis.
I too have my concerns, but she tolerates it well. She sometimes won't eat the day after she has her dose, but is fine after that. She won't turn down people food during that time.
My Vet has been prescribing Trifexis for GSD's, Australian Shepherds, and Collies and has yet to see a reaction other than the dog throwing up because it wasn't fed prior to administering the drug.
|01-11-2014 07:38 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||My two current dogs and my (RIP) Jack all used Trifexis and I never had an issue unless I gave it on an empty stomach. If I did, they puked. I use Bert's Bees natural insect repellant to ward off ticks and it seems to work for me. And the dogs too|
|01-11-2014 07:07 PM|
|DJEtzel||Bug Off Garlic is my go-to.|
|01-11-2014 07:03 PM|
A friend in FL has mixed breed hound dogs and she used trifexis recently. Both her dogs got very sick, luckily they recovered.
http://www.earthworkshealth.com/How-...arth-Works.php works well on property, you can put it on your dogs and/or give it orally. But it is very dusty, and dries out the skin if applied topically.
I use bug off garlic during tick season too, my dogs get tired of the flavor after awhile. It repels mosquitos too.
|01-11-2014 06:40 PM|
|Packen||I switched over to Trifexis about a year ago and really like the results/prevention it provides. Dogs have not even had an upset tummy in that time, the intestinal control is top notch.|
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