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    Default Interesting Article and Flea & Tick Prevention

    I am not in any way advocating the use or non-use of any preventative. I just found this interesting:

    http://www.animalnaturopathy.org/Battling_Fleas,_Ticks_&_Mosquitoes.pdf

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    dited to add: I feel every pet parent should do the research and make up their own minds on what they feel is best for their pet.

    I also wanted to add this about natural repellents:

    http://www.animalnaturopathy.org/Pes...ake_Scents.pdf
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    I can see both side of this article, and I would never put something on my dogs that is dangerous for me to come in contact with... yikes, dang that common sense thing.

    I also realize that, just as with humans, medicines have extended the life span of those that we love. It wasn't that many decades ago that a person's life expectancy was very short and the decades could be counted on one hand with a finger or two to spare.

    If there are statistics of the life span of wild dogs, I would bet they would be only a few years. So, I use that dang'ed common sense thing to balance medical technology with the well being of my pets. Is there a "right" answer for all, or even most, pet owners? Highly doubt it. I guess it comes down to self education and paying attention to your pets and what changes they are experiencing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoicesInMyHead View Post
    I can see both side of this article, and I would never put something on my dogs that is dangerous for me to come in contact with... yikes, dang that common sense thing.

    I also realize that, just as with humans, medicines have extended the life span of those that we love. It wasn't that many decades ago that a person's life expectancy was very short and the decades could be counted on one hand with a finger or two to spare.

    If there are statistics of the life span of wild dogs, I would bet they would be only a few years. So, I use that dang'ed common sense thing to balance medical technology with the well being of my pets. Is there a "right" answer for all, or even most, pet owners? Highly doubt it. I guess it comes down to self education and paying attention to your pets and what changes they are experiencing.

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    Oh, I totally agree with you on that one! I am one of those weirdo's that try to balance things. I vaccinate (OH NO! lol) to begin with. I also use heartworm meds! Go figure hehe. BUT for me, if there is something that WORKS that is less harmful, I am all for it!

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    I hate putting flea stuff on..but I hate ticks and lime disease more! I'm still searching...thinking about the cedar oil stuff? For now..I have only put it on Jake once..we don't have heart worms here and I am very careful to check for ticks..a balancing act indeed! Thanks for article..I did find it intriguing!

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    @JAKEISGREAT We do have heartworm here and I looked at the information on how a dog gets heartworm and it is actually rather difficult for them to get. But I, personally can't see taking the chance so during spring/summer we use it. Neem oil is als supposed to be effective for fleas and mosquitos and I use that for Gypsy's mange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT We do have heartworm here and I looked at the information on how a dog gets heartworm and it is actually rather difficult for them to get. But I, personally can't see taking the chance so during spring/summer we use it. Neem oil is als supposed to be effective for fleas and mosquitos and I use that for Gypsy's mange.
    Ok! Thanks..I will check it out!

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    @JAKEISGREAT is this what you were talking about when you mentioned cedar oil?

    Non Toxic Natural Animal Pest Control Products

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    Very interesting article! I'm going to have to research this further. My dogs don't use heartworm meds but they do get monthly advantix from spring through fall.

    Super thanks.

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    YES!!!!! Thats's it..@GatorRay...it was developed for troops to combat sand fleas..i have been reading that it is being used effectively for bed bugs that seem to have infiltrated major cities. It might be a different company..but same product. I know someone who swears by this for fleas..I think it's time for me to try it...err..on my critters! Thanks!!!

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    Interrupting the thread to tell @JAKEISGREAT that your puppy pic on your sig is the cutest english bulldog picture I have ever seen. Hands down.



    Okay, carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatess View Post
    Interrupting the thread to tell @JAKEISGREAT that your puppy pic on your sig is the cutest english bulldog picture I have ever seen. Hands down.Okay, carry on...
    my favorite too! Jake and his brother...
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