Sep 10, 2009

Natural flea and tick prevention

One thing we can never get enough of and that is information about how fleas or ticks can effect our pets. dogs and cats being the two main pets of concern.

Is your dog or cat suffering from pests like fleas or ticks? If so, your vet will likely recommend Frontline or a similar pesticide for their elimination, and continued prevention.However, some pet owners have expressed concern due to the side effects of these medications, including vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems, not to mention potential long-term effects from cumulative pesticide use.While fleas and ticks are a serious problem, there may be a natural alternative. Apple Cider Vinegar has been used by many pet owners with much success. For best results sprinkle 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (more for big dogs, less for small) of Apple Cider Vinegar on your dogs food each time you feed them. Many dogs like the taste, or at the least will quickly adjust to it. Bathing your dog in water mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar can help to immediately relieve infestations, while mixing with food is best for prevention
Natural flea & tick prevention