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Please use Diatomaceous Earth with some caution, I suggest treating dog bedding OUTSIDE your house with D.E. and then rinsing it off or washing the bedding (normal laundry will not kill ticks and flees) before you or your dog use the bedding. It is extremely abrasive and will cause lung irritation (or worse..) if inhaled by you or your dog. Also, there are D.E. formulated natural flea shampoos which I have used with great success. You could probably make your own and save a lot of money.

If not prevented or treated, fleas and ticks can cause a variety of potential health issues for dogs, including:

Just like the adult flea, the adult tick will remain on your dog and eventually produce eggs while feeding from your dog. Ticks however, go through various life stages. Ticks will leave the host and "moult" from one stage to the next. Ticks transmit the most disease to dogs and humans in the nymph and adult stages. If your dog is not on a preventative or adulticide (product to kill fleas and ticks), it is possible for dog and possibly your home to develop a serious infestation within just a few short weeks. Tick infestations in homes are less common than flea infestations, but both require treatment.

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If not prevented or treated, fleas and ticks can cause a variety of potential health issues for dogs, including: I can’t wait to try this out for my pit bull this summer. She has been on Advantage ever since I found one tick on her that caused her severe arthritis-like systems six months later and a $300 vet bill. Before that, I was using a natural spot-on treatment that (obviously) failed. I live in the city, so I was kind of nonchalant about tick prevention initially. But my family is from Bradford County, PA, so bringing my dog up there over the summer has been out of the question; they are constantly pulling ticks from their dogs.

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I live in Australia, and here lyme disease is not recognised or treated. And yet we have lots of people here suffering from it, who have to go to the US to be treated! I have just moved to a farm and was looking for a natural tick repellent for my dogs. We have lots of kangarus around here and they carry ticks. Thank you for all your suggestions. I will try the Rose Geranium Oil, on the dogs and on myself for when i go walk with them through the bush.

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