Ways to prevent fleas/ticks
I've been reading a lot about how commercial flea/tick killer/prevention can cause cancer in dogs in cats. Our cats are indoors, and only go outside occasionally, but pretty much we just don't use prevention on them because they have never had fleas/ticks. Especially this time of the year. We are getting a puppy though, and he will be going outside much more often, as well as going places where he can come in contact with other dogs, so I was wondering what other people used for fleas/ticks. I read this article that said to mix Diatomaceous earth, neem, and yarrow together in equal amounts, and then to push your dog's hair back and apply it to the skin. It said about a tablespoon for a medium sized dog (so maybe 2 tablespoons for us!)
I was wondering if anybody else had tried using this, or what other methods people used to help prevent fleas/ticks. I'm not sure how prevalent ticks are here, but where my husband works he gets them sometimes, so I want to prevent against them anyway. I want to have a few different options to go with when we get there. So any different ideas will work!
Bruce - Born Nov. 9th 2015, Pick up Jan. 6th 2016
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Max - With us August 24th 2015 - December 16th 2015