German Shepherd Dog > Don't want to put chemicals on puppy-any good flea/tick prevention (25 replies)
Don't want to put chemicals on puppy-any good flea/tick prevention
by jake r on 26 July 2009 - 14:46
|I used to use Frontline on all my pets (two cats, GDS and mix) until one of my cats had seizures within 10 hours of a dose. She had been getting it for 3 years. Using flea collars now which actually work better than Frontline. It seems the Frontline wasn't even working for them right before I stopped using it. My cat is ok now after 3 real scarey days. I live in Fl so I need something that will work year round. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.|
by Two Moons on 26 July 2009 - 15:46
|I remember the old days when we did nothing about fleas and ticks, the animals lived outside and never came into the house.|
by jake r on 26 July 2009 - 16:58
|I'm about to get a puppy and there is no way I can leave the dogs outside in Florida heat (cats don't seem to care and will actually sleep in the sun). I remember the old days, too. Old days being about 30 years ago and we used flea collars. Might have to just stick with them.|
by Rik on 27 July 2009 - 01:26
|Pyrethrin is derived from completly organic sources, some kind of flower I think. Too lazy to look it up.|
Still I guess a chemical, but proven to be very safe.
by yellowrose of Texas on 27 July 2009 - 04:44
|i THREW FRONTLINE AWAY...IT IS NOT WORKING HERE.|
USED ADVANTAGE AND GOT GOOD RESULT NOW I AM TRYING DE ON ALL DOGS...VERY GOOD AND WORKS...
AND I PUT IT IN THEIR FOOD......NO ME YET...WAITING ON LOUISE PENERY TO CROAK OR LIVE..BEFORE I TRY IT MYSELF.......DE IN THE FOOD GRADE...
by Rik on 27 July 2009 - 15:00
|"AND I PUT IT IN THEIR FOOD......NO ME YET...WAITING ON LOUISE PENERY TO CROAK OR LIVE..BEFORE I TRY IT MYSELF.......DE IN THE FOOD GRADE"|
YR, a very excellent method of conducting research. ...
by Freda on 27 July 2009 - 18:53
|My Vet started my pup on Revolution which is applied to the skin and supposedly protects against fleas, ticks AND heartworms. I didn't read any bad reviews about it, but it makes me nervous. Must be strong stuff to help against fleas and heartworms. She got two doses so far and has seemed ok. I don't have much problems with fleas in my area until maybe end of summer. Next dose is due in a week. I might switch to just heartworm medicine.|
Does anyone else use revolution or has had any experience with it?
by Kelly M Shaw on 27 July 2009 - 20:58
|I don't use any of the flea and tick chemical stuff on my dog's any more. I put Nematodes down on my property back in 2007 1 time and never again have I had a tick problem, and I live in the middle of 5 wooded acres in Michigan. When I leave my property with my dog's then I use DE on them. They also get the DE in their food once a day.|
YR, the DE won't kill you, lol!!! My mom used it to get her hair back after her chemo/radiation treatments for cancer and it worked.
by jake r on 29 July 2009 - 14:27
|Isn't there anything natural that can be made onto a collar or spray?|
by Ladyview on 30 July 2009 - 16:25
|There are natural collars out there that do work very well. |
by Sherman-RanchGSD on 30 July 2009 - 22:10
|Hey...We use natural products and Nematodesare super for areas but since we hit the brush and outback quite often..well you get the ideal. Feel free to check my site and snoop under Safe Pest Control. The products are safe, natural for home, self, pets, ranch and livestock. I prefer the concentrate myself and dilute into bottles and sprays for different purpose/needs.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 01 August 2009 - 03:29
DEFINATELY NO REVOLUTION AT THIS END...NEVER.....I WARN ALL PUPPY BUYERS NEVER LET ANY VET SELL YOU REVOLUTION......
by jake r on 02 August 2009 - 21:35
|I don't think I like the idea of using something like Revolution. May have to go back to the ol standby of flea collars. Not quite sure about nematodes or DE but will be doing more research.|
by Uber Land on 03 August 2009 - 02:28
|No one has mentioned Cedar yet. the oils in cedar are a natural insect repellent. you can soak some cedar chips in water over night, then drain the water off itno a spray bottle. spray this on your animals. also cedar in the bedding helps too.|
there used to be a product called Cedarcide sold at walmart or most other farm and garden stores.
nothing beats good ole Dawn dishwashing soap.
by shepherdpal on 03 August 2009 - 03:36
|You may find this link helpful for natural flea repellant, I uses Bio Spot on Benny one time and both ny husband and my face went numb a few hours later after petting him and probably touching our faces. I have been looking for something more natural ever since,|
by jake r on 03 August 2009 - 23:16
|That is a great link, Shepherdpal. I really like the lemon spray and putting potpourri mixtures throughout the house (once puppy doesn't want to put everything in mouth). I'm sure my cats won't like the spray. In fact, that is what I use when they misbehave or try to sharpen claws on my furniture. Lot's of ideas on that site. Thank you|
by quenna on 12 May 2010 - 19:02
|Try looking up NEEM for pets online, good stuff.|
by Scarlet Akai on 12 May 2010 - 19:24
|There is the lemon spray method.|
After making sure your pet and home are flea free by whatever method you choose. To prevent further investation you can make a lemon spray.
To do so you just slice up one lemon (with peel) toss it in a pot of water bring it to boiling the let it steep overnight. and Voila flea and tick prevention spray.
Keep in mind though quite a few pets don't really enjoy citrus things.
That said I've heard a lot of good things about using both cedar chips and Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)
Hope you find something that you are comfortable with and works well for ya :)
by izzi on 14 May 2010 - 06:31
|Try this site in UK for information,looks like a alternative homeopathic way|
if that is wrong site try google elite dogs
by Penny on 14 May 2010 - 07:57
|From Three weeks of age - weekly, I put into my hand three drops of tea tree oil, and three drops of lavender oil, and I rub it through the pups coat.|
From 3 months of age, it goes to monthly, and if a hot summer (lthough we dont get too many of those) I may go down to fortnightly again, or after they have been bathed or swim.
I dont seem to have a flea problem with the dogs at all - and never have. My cats get the same, but they dont appreciate it, and I sometimes wonder if they could choose, they would have chemicals ! Mo.