Alternatives to Dangerous Chemicals.
We all want to keep our pets safe and healthy, but using chemicals such as Frontline can be a danger rather than an aid. Dogs are at risk for suffering side effects ranging from skin disorders to seizures and even worse. And because these products are topical, it puts us humans at risk as well.
There are a number of ways to prevent fleas and ticks naturally. Your dog can greatly benefit from having garlic as a part of their diet. The recommended dosage is 2 grams per 40 lbs. It is imperative that you do not overdo the garlic. There are also supplements made with Brewers yeast and garlic which is another great option. It releases a natural odor from your pet’s skin that is detected by the pests and drives them away. It also is a great way to strengthen a dog’s heart and immune system.
If your dog does develop itchy areas, or hot spots, a spray bottle of one part vinegar and one part water can be made. You can spray it directly on the affected area or soak a cotton ball and dab it on to soothe and heal it faster. It doesn’t pose any danger if your dog happens to lick the area.
A solution of one part lemon juice and one part water can be made to spray on your dog before going outside. This is one of the best ways to keep fleas and ticks away. Be sure to keep lemon juice and vinegar away from your dog’s eyes.
It is best to always speak with your vet if you do choose any alternative methods of treatment. These simple prevention techniques can be used to not only keep your dog safe from pests but to, more importantly, keep them healthy while doing it.
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