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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post

    Garlic CAN BE dangerous in large quantities for dogs, the amt I gave you, 1 clove once daily
    is safe, I feed it as well as thousands of fellow dog owners. It is a very effective internal
    parasite killer as well as repelling fleas from the smell the skin gives off. It also strengthens
    immune system...fleas, ticks, mites, etc tend NOT to be attracted to animals w/a healthy &
    functioning immune system. Same w/avocado, a small amt of the flesh is fine (skin & pit are
    not) and I fed a bully a avocado based kibble that did wonders for his skin & coat.

    this article is kind of scary.

    http://www.petinsurance.com/healthzo...-and-Pets.aspx

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    Thank you for posting this & taking the time to research it.

    I will do further research too and get back on this subject.
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    I use Dawn original dish liquid to rid them of fleas. It penetrates the fleas natural oil, and they die. Then you have to put something on them to KEEP the fleas off. I've had no problem with the dawn, but don't know about dogs with extremely "sensitive" skin.

    Exactly what I was going to write .. we use that in Rescue!

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    Default Re: Tonka minor flea problem.

    Rub them down with some lavender; its a natural flea repellent. You can boil some and use the water once it is cooled down or get some lavender oil and rub it on them. Either way, thats what I use on my girls and they are flea free always. Makes them smell great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmatina38 View Post
    Rub them down with some lavender; its a natural flea repellent. You can boil some and use the water once it is cooled down or get some lavender oil and rub it on them. Either way, thats what I use on my girls and they are flea free always. Makes them smell great too.

    Therese, have I told you my Dad & Mom lived several different times in Sierra Vista?
    One of their most fav places, once Dad retired from the Army, he would move from
    place to place...being alcoholic played into that greatly. As a family, we lived in Phoenix
    one summer, wayyyyyy back when, I was in the 8th grade & am 58 now I always
    dreamed of living in Flagstaff but not rich enough, HAHAHA

    Great tip on Lavender, I've never used it but will try it now, the lemon water is doing
    okay but still...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post

    Therese, have I told you my Dad & Mom lived several different times in Sierra Vista?
    One of their most fav places, once Dad retired from the Army, he would move from
    place to place...being alcoholic played into that greatly. As a family, we lived in Phoenix
    one summer, wayyyyyy back when, I was in the 8th grade & am 58 now I always
    dreamed of living in Flagstaff but not rich enough, HAHAHA

    Great tip on Lavender, I've never used it but will try it now, the lemon water is doing
    okay but still...

    I read this somewhere. I think I will try this.

    For this formula you will need: A bottle of baby oil gel, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup water. I usually use the lavender baby oil gel, but if you can't find it the regular baby oil gel will work also. I put all of these ingredients in a small tupperware with lid and shake it really good. I don't use a spray bottle because sometimes the oil will clog the sprayer. Next dip your hand or rag into the mixture and spread it all over your dog. I usually put on a light coat, except in the flea prone areas. I add a little thicker coat in those areas.You might need to repeat this every few days depending on how bad the fleas are. I did this all last spring and summer. Between the oil and the other ingredients my dogs remained pretty much flea-less. When i saw any signs of them scratching I would coat them again with the formula.The fleas seem to be repelled by this and disappear.The dogs will be a little oily feeling but they will be very comfortable and happy.

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    Default Re: Tonka minor flea problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdotlim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post

    Thank you for posting this & taking the time to research it.

    I will do further research too and get back on this subject.
    @Twice

    The garlic debate For every link you show me that it's harmful I can show you 3 that show that it isn't. Like this one from Sojo's

    https://www.sojos.com/learn/articles...perties-garlic

    or this one from DogsNaturally (a holistic blog)

    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...n-or-medicine/

    or this holistic blog

    http://www.natural-dog-health-remedi...-for-dogs.html

    dogaware.com (everyones go to for sick pets) has tons of articles on garlic

    http://www.dogaware.com/search.html?...ss=582j90902j6

    The bottom line is that garlic in moderate amounts has amazing healing properties. I give it to my own dogs regularly

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    Default Re: Tonka minor flea problem.

    Do the "bug off" type garlic pills work as well?

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