What to do About Fleas & Ticks?
Flea and tick season is upon us once again and people are more anxious than ever about how to handle it, partly due to the stress of dealing with COVID-19 and also with the media working people into a frenzy over the Seresto Flea & Tick Collar. Everyone loves their pets and wants to do the best they can for their well-being. That being said, let's take a look at the options.
Fleas and ticks have been around forever and there are many natural ways of dealing with them. With all things natural, you have to be vigilant and consistent.
-Bathe your pet regularly, your hands should not smell badly nor feel greasy after petting your dog.
-Brush daily and flea comb after being outside.
-Add 1 clove of garlic per 50 pounds of weight daily to your dog's diet. Mince it and let it sit for ten minutes before it is consumed.
-Apply essential oils and herbal sprays, such as Wondercide before every walk. Be extremely careful with these around cats. Check the labels for safety with felines.
-Diatomaceous Earth can be used on pet bedding and in and around your house, wear a mask when applying. We know you have one or 300 lying around.
-Vacuum your house daily.
-Beneficial Nematodes can be sprayed onto your lawn twice a year, spring and fall.
-Rake up dead leaves and lawn debris regularly.
- Seresto Collars have been used safely and effectively for years. Do Not buy fake or knock-off Seresto Collars ever!
If all of this is too much for you or you live in an area where fleas or ticks are rampant, ask your veterinarian for advice. We highly recommend Dr. Doug Knueven of the Beaver Animal Clinic and author of the Holistic Health Guide. He is a holistic vet with knowledge of natural methods and proper, specie's appropriate diets.