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Question What is the best holistic method for ticks/fleas.........

Just wondering what all do ? This yr I am trying to go total natural & try not to use chemicals. Last yr I only used Frontline Plus once. So far I have not used anything this yr. Tonight I found my first tick ever on one of our dogs. I hate that.

Not sure if this is ok, but added a tad of garlic power on their kibble tonight.

Trying to learn all the holistic methods & would love to go this route.

Please share methods that have worked with ticks & fleas please...............

If garlic, not sure which kind, how much & how often to give ????

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I just found out about this and have two tags coming on Tuesday.
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It works on electromagnetic fields and no chemicals. My friend has a dog with seizures, she checked with her vet to see if this would harm him and the vet didn't seem to think so. Maybe worth a try? Look at the site and read the testimonials, horses seem to do well with it, too.
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I feed Bug Off garlic granules. From springtime. The recommended dosage is one scoop per day per 60 lbs..... you work upto that amount to avoid stomach upset... and you can go as high as double of triple the dosage amount in high infested areas. Its takes continual feeding for about 3-4 weeks before the full effect is seen. Koda has been on it now for about 3 weeks and he was tick free after his hike last weekend.... and I live in N. Florida, so that was a miracle. lol

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I'm lucky, no ticks since I moved to a new location...yet....but, I would try Rose Geranium Oil if I found one...I don't believe in giving my dog garlic so this one seems to have some positive results....there is another thread that is discussing RGO now....waiting to hear any more results from people.

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I would be game to hear about the RGO ! Keep me posted please. I have started using oils (spray on) & I like. They smell so good. I have used them also.

I'm not sure on the garlic thing. If it worked & didn't harm the dogs, would use over Frontline.

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I sprayed down Nematodes in 2007, and haven't needed to buy any more yet. They are all natural and do not harm the animals or humans. Here is where I got mine at,
www.arbico-organics.com I have not had any kind of chemical, etc on my dog's (didn't need to) since I sprayed these down on my property.

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diatomaceous earth is good for fleas. I use that and recently started Bug Off as well.
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Blitz is on one of those flea and tick things the vet gave us.. I think it is Frontline. We've been going to a lot of fields and walking trails. I haven't noticed any ticks on him. He itches now and then, but I think it is allergies as I don't see any ticks. Though.. interestingly enough I've gotten a tick on me every day in the last 3 days. I've managed to catch them before they could do too much harm to me, but I'm looking for something to prevent this. *Wonders if they make something for dogs and humans heh.

Other odd item. The 3 ticks I've gotten have all be different types of ticks. First a deer tick, then a Lone Star Tick, and then a brown one I have yet to identify. I'm a bit Lyme Disease weary now. I've seen more ticks this week than I have at any other time in my life.

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Blitz, frontline is a chemical flea/tick treatment. The OP is looking for non-chemical, holistic methods.
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