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    Default Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    For the past 6mos or so I've been using Revolution monthly on Tate and Finn, as recommended by my vet. I always dreaded applying this stuff on my boys, particularly Tate, b/c for about 30min after application, he would run around the house acting hyper and anxious, wanting to rub the stuff off of him. Finn was okay with it though. Still, I'm a little reluctant in giving them a dose again b/c , if possible, i'd much prefer something more natural. I'm wondering if anyone here has any thoughts on the subject? I heard apple cider vinegar in their food may be helpful so I will start with that tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    I found this http://www.joys-of-lavender.com/flea-control.html pretty interesting..

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    You know Henny, I thinki remember Gatorray doing a thread on this..or some info at least. I'll search for it omorrow and try to post the link for you. I,also, hate using all that poison!

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    As part of my flea control repertoire here, I sprinkle Diatamaceous earth on the carpeting underneath the dog's kennels.

    http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Laborat...supplies_img_b

    Also: flea traps really work. You can't get more natural than this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKiHaNT6Bi8

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    It was here that I learned about Apple Cider's many uses...
    One of them was its use in your dog's water bowl.
    Making your dogs hide more acidic and thus repelling fleas......

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    @Jack Daniels how much apple cider vinegar in their water bowl? I'd love to know
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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    These home made ideas for repelling fleas are ok but what about the OTHER bugs that the commercial repellants act on besides the fleas? Like TICKS?? Ticks can do more harm than fleas in many cases.

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    @acarabias

    For a 50 lb dog, I'm reading that 1 tablespoon twice a day. Or simply add 2 tablespoons to his water dish ...daily .


    Here's an excerpt from http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/acvfordogs.html

    "Fleas, flies, ticks and bacteria, external parasites, ring worm, fungus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneumococcus, mange, etc., are unlikely to inhabit a dog whose system is acidic inside and out. "

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    do they drink it OK.. My dogs don't drink much water as it is since they are raw fed, so I worry a bit they won't like it and won't drink at all and defeat the purpose.. I give them garlic once a week since I am afraid of giving them too much; but I don't think that's even therapeutic

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    Use a dropper and just squeeze it into their mouth..
    Yea, I dont think the taste is much liked by them.. so lace the tip of the dropper with peanut butter to disguisE the vinegar....

    I also read to use ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and not the regular stuff (Heinz) found on the shelves...
    Last edited by Jack Daniels; 01-03-2012 at 03:52 PM. Reason: SPELLIN'

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    We add it to HRH's water and she never flinches at drinking it. She drinks about a full bowl a day and we put a tablespoon or two in it.

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    Default Re: Flea prevention alternatives...looking for a more natural route

    We don't use any flea preventative and our bullies do not have fleas. The Heart worm preventative "Sentinal" is also good for fleas, and some intestinal worms.
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