If this IS a reaction to the toxins, I'd be skeptical of using any type of topical again. My friend almost lost her standard Poodle from this stuff! Read an article about it on page 24 here: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/2012/May2012.pdf
Toxins are stored in the liver. If you are interested in detoxing him, feel free to pm me and I'll give you the information and products to use.
I use 2 different No-Chemical tags on my dogs plus Essential Oils and Fresh Garlic. The tags will not work if dog already HAS
The following is the information:
Tag #1: Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick Tag for Dogs & Cats
These last 2 years.
Tag #2: TickLess Pet Ultrasonic Tick & Flea Repellent Device Pendant for Dogs & Cats
This should not be in water.
: There are different grades of Essential Oils. “Genuine &
Authentic or Grade A”
is when specific care is taken from growing to processing.
Others can be processed with chemicals or may even be synthetic and won't do the job!
TO MAKE SPRITZ:
Mix 20 drops or more of your choice of Essential Oils with 2 cups of spring or distilled water in a spray bottle, shaking before each use. Keep out of sun and away from heat. You can choose one or more essential oils to make up your own individualized potion! It is even a great idea to make up two spray bottles with different Essential Oils in each one and use alternately to keep the bugs away! Spritz on daily. Don’t forget that you can use these on yourself too instead of the “deet”!
You can purchase a good grade of EO's here: Essential Oils, Pure Therapeutic Grade - Our Complete List
There are many more EO's for insect repellent, but these are my favorites and do a great job.
Geranium Rose: Essential Oils Fennel to Juniper Pure Therapeutic Grade
CatNip (not catMint): Catnip Essential Oil, The Most Effective Natural Mosquito Repellent
Citronella: Citronella Oil, Pure Organic Essential Oil
Lemon Grass: Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil, with Antibacterial & Researched Anti-cancer Effects
If you just don’t have the patience to do the fresh garlic, the next best idea is to get “Chopped or Minced Garlic” in a small jar in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. A half teaspoon = 1 clove of garlic!
Garlic dose per Dr. Karen Becker:
*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
Hope your Fur Baby is ok.