by SnowysMom on 25 August 2019 - 22:08
by Western Rider on 25 August 2019 - 23:08
Have you tried one of the Natural flea killers. This is one
I make my own using Pyrethrins as the killing ingredient, you can buy a premade if you want. Don't know what the ingredient was in the product you used that caused your problem but if not one of these then they may work for your dog.
by Koots on 25 August 2019 - 23:08
My dog has developed epilepsy (at 5.5 yrs old), and he has been treated for the past 3 yrs during tick season (only for 4 months/year) with Biospot topical. He had his first seizure in March, before being given his first dose of the year, so I do not believe there is an association between the Biospot and his seizures.
Another product you can consider for your house and yard is diatomaceous earth. It works by destroying the exoskeleton of the fleas, and you can get it in big bags fairly inexpensively.
by ValK on 26 August 2019 - 00:08
by Hundmutter on 26 August 2019 - 07:08
by Mindhunt on 26 August 2019 - 16:08
Here is what we use since my youngest has an autoimmune disease:
Beneficial nematodes for the yard and I use the "Triple Threat" because it takes care of EVERYTHING including fleas, ticks, etc. Nematodes are great for keeping your lawn looking good by eradicating grubs and other such pests. I swear by nematodes.
I use human grade organic therapeutic essential oils. Lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, geranium, cedar, patchouli, eucalyptus, Clary sage. ALWAYS let your dog smell each capped bottle first to see if they are ok with it. If your dog shies away, then don't use it. My old senior who is no longer with me HATED lavender oil while my youngest doesn't mind it. ALWAYS dilute with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Don't spray around muzzle, eyes, ears.
Add organic apple cider vinegar to your dog's food. Build up very gradually to a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon (I add organic chicken broth to hide the taste). This will have so many extra benefits as well as make your dog's blood unpalatable to mosquitos and fleas and ticks.
If you think you may have flea eggs or fleas in your pet's bedding, carpets, furniture, spread some food grade diatomaceous earth and let sit for a couple hours then vacuum it up.
Good luck, hope your pup is seizure free for a long time.
by ValK on 26 August 2019 - 17:08
Not sure anyone could claim it is 100% effective against fleas on pets, though.
i already did it and can assure you it works well :)
and also no one have grow that plant in their gardens in my home country but plenty of it grows uncultivated in wild.
by TIG on 29 August 2019 - 16:08
salt can be used on carpets. Had friend w very persistent flea problem and salt finally did the trick.
On my recommendation she also supplements w garlic powder so no reoccurence. see https://www.springtimeinc.com/product/bug-off-garlic-chewables-dogs-natural-flea-tick-prevention-supplements/Natural-Dog-Supplements?gclid=Cj0KCQjw753rBRCVARIsANe3o470je9wCietZZgFrTJr9lgWiSsdLWDAjx-lWKBrm2NK5VC1dfC5Kt4aAjE_EALw_wcB
Good company Also like their tonic blend for me and the dogs.
by Q Man on 30 August 2019 - 13:08
"DE"=Diatomaceous Earth...Which can be found at Tractor Supply in 10 or 20 lbs bags...It's very reasonable...
People say it's not for ticks...but I've been in heavy tick areas before and although some ticks would get on my dogs but they fall off...
I live in Florida and use "DE" everyday...12 months a year...
by Koots on 31 August 2019 - 00:08