Ugh! It's tic season and they're so bad this year! Here's what you can do naturally to keep your dogs safe.
One of our best friend's has a dog who is chemical sensitive like our pets are. They get horribly ill from insecticide poisoning using the popular drops that you get from the vet.
Luckily she has a great veterinarian who understands and doesn't deny that this is something that can happen and offered up their natural recipe using essential oils...!
Now you can make your own too!
Natural Insect Repellent
Make an effective natural insect repellent for dogs that can be applied daily by adding five drops each of tea tree oil, citronella oil, neem oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and eucalyptus oil to one cup of water, shake it, and put it in a spray bottle.
Do not use on cats!
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There's a lot of unsafe but well-meaning advice going around social media about how to remove tics from your pets. The two most popular right now are removal with tweezers which is unsafe because too many times the head portion ends up staying in the host while the body is removed. Although some doctors would say that the host body would take care of the head on it's own, since the outbreak of Lyme disease has become so severe, this is no longer the case. A friend of ours was directed to the local emergency room to have it surgically removed so that no remnants of toxins could infect the body and spread infection through the blood stream.
The other unsafe method that is gaining popularity is to drop peppermint essential oil of the tic so that it retreats from the host. The problem with this methods is that as it suffocates the tic, it also causes the tic to vomit as it leaves the body. increasing the chance of spreading toxins through the bloodstream.
My suggestion is the 'Tick Stick' by Dr. Mercola which is safe and effective. Hover over the name to click the link and order or check your local pet store today!
The twisting motion allowed by the Tick Stick takes advantage of the tick’s rostrum structure. As you twist, the spikes bend into the axis of rotation, making it easier to remove the tick—so you can safely and easily remove ticks.
Recipes are going to vary from meals to medicines. It's all about healing from the inside out because we truly are what we eat. What's the point? Well, gardening and foraging for your own foods, shopping local and no processed garbage or pharmaceuticals for what ails you? I think that's enough of point, don't you?
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