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9 Comments for the Fleas and Ticks Home Remedy

luanne

Please...I am a vet tech and Garlic in any form is poisonus to your dog it can cause renal failure. what i use is plain ivory soap mixed with lavender from my plant. also for carpets n bedding.. i take the fresh sprigs of lavender add some water heat to a boil then cool. put it in a spray bottle with lemon juice and spray everywhere. also equal parts of borax and salt mixed in a shaker is great for carpeting. you will need to leave it on the carpet for 24 hrs. repeat every 3 days for 3 weeks. also bathe your dog twice a week for 3 weeks and poof! they are gone without harsh chemicals that may harm ur dog or you!

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laura

What do you do if you don't have a lavender plant? can we substitute lavender oil, since you are boiling it into a brew?

Our dog got fleas from a friend, and we have been without a solid income for 1.5 yrs. I need something inexpensive, reliable and none harmful as I have Fibromyalgia and our dog has already broke out in a rash.

Dee

Garlic isn't toxic to dogs. Onions are but garlic metabolises differently to onions.

Diamondill

Onions and garlic contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Onions are more of a danger.

Pets affected by onion toxicity will develop haemolytic anaemia, where the pet’s red blood cells burst while circulating in its body. Symptoms include Hemolytic Anemia, labored breathing, liver damage, vomiting, diarrhea, discolored urine.

The poisoning occurs a few days after the pet has eaten the onion. All forms of onion can be a problem including dehydrated onions, raw onions, cooked onions and table scraps containing cooked onions and/or garlic. Left over pizza, Chinese dishes and commercial baby food containing onion, sometimes fed as a supplement to young pets, can cause illness.While garlic also contains the toxic ingredient thiosulphate, it seems that garlic is less toxic and large amounts would need to be eaten to cause illness.

Thanks for telling folks here about this because I see alot of people using garlic as a treatment.

Anonymous

Bathing your dog 3 times a week is NOT good... It can dry them out .. They need their natural oils for a healthy, shiny coat. Also consider giving your dogs egg whites to help with their coats. Brewers Yeast & Garlic Tablet's (sold in pet stores), Apple Cider Vinegar (on the pets) 50/50 water to ACV ratio.. Also adding a TSP to their water also helps as well..

Anonymous

I use garlic and brewers yeast tabs and my dogs do not have fleas and are very healthy.Not only does this repel fleas,it is good for dry skin.I do not give them raw garlic.My vet confirmed my dogs do not have fleas!

Anonymous

HI MY NAME IS JAN CAMACHO & I JUST HAD TO SHARE MY STORY WITH U ALL. I HAVENT DONE ANY RESEARCH ON ONIONS OR GARLIC BUT I HAVE BEEN RAISING PITBULLS FOR 10YRS NOW & I GIVE GARLIC TO MY DOGS BY MOUTH WHEN THEY ARENT EATING OR SIMPLY SHOWING SIGNS OF SICKNESS. & I HAVE COME TO LEARN THAT 1CLOVE MASHED INTO A PIECE OF HOTDOG & SHUUVED DOWN MY PETS THROAT IT KILLS TAPE WORMS & MANY OTHER TYPES OF WORMS. & WHEN I TAKE MY DOG TO THE VET FOR A CHECKUP THEY ARE 100% HEALTHY. SO THERE FOR I SAY GARLIC IS GOOD!!! :) THERE WAS A TIME I GAVE MY JACKRUSLE THE GARLIC WITH HOTDOG & WHEN IT TOOK A DUMP A BUNCH OF TAPE WORMS CAME OUT & THEY WERE STILL MOVING! :/ BUT THAT WAS DAYS AFTER I GAVE HER. & 4M THEN ON SHE HAS BEEN A HEALTHY BABY! <3 :)

Anonymous

I find this very odd coming from a vet. We have 6 dogs and each of them get 1 clove of garlic a day and have been for years and none have ever had any health issues. Same as diet. Our dogs eat only raw uncooked chicken. The oldest is our lab who is 19 years old. A few years ago we took in a dog that all vets said would of lucky live only a few months, that was 6 years ago. The vet we have here in Taipei is from Japan and is a big supporter of feeding dogs natural foods. Processed dog food is in more harmful than good. If you look at stats from Australia published from a University study. They found that the same breeds of dogs that live in the country to those living in cities were living on average 5 to 6 years longer because of diet and not eating processed food.

Anonymous

bit concerning coming from a vet tech that garlic is dangerous - we have been using garlic for our dogs and horses for years and never seen anything bad happen to them....

Anonymous

well I am a fifth generation vet tech and i always use garlic for my animals it's not only good for them but repetals fleas and kills internal parasites

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