Toxic Flea Prevention Again - Jim Burwell's Petiquette

Here’s what I read today about another topical flea preventative!

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I know flea prevention products contain pesticides, which were not good for my dogs but this, this was scary.

This article included a  dog owner’s “question and answer” comment to noted veterinarian Michael Fox.

Her dog had a bad experience after the owner applied flea control.

She has always controlled fleas naturally with garlic and yeast. But, she recently had to board her dog and they required a commercial topical flea control.

This one had the ingredient Fipronil.

This caused serious side-effects and what she called “aggression” in her dog.

Her story and the side affects she experienced first hand, raises some serious concerns about the side effects Fipronil can have in some dogs.

Searching on the internet confirmed her suspicions about Fipronil. She found a study done by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority,
discussing her exact experience.


Fighting the Flea War Seems Like a Never Ending Battle


It’s a full scale war, especially being in a hot and humid environment. For us the hot summer months are the worst.

We’re all looking for safe, natural ways to keep fleas off our dog.

Our dog Sammy is not only allergic to fleas but any topical application containing pesticides.

Dr. Fox recommends staying away from all non-herbal flea and tick preventatives. Sammy appreciates us taking Dr. Fox’s advice by using natural products on him.

Leila makes her natural “Sammy Spritz” by boiling a skin-on, sliced lemon in water and letting it steep over-night.

She sprays Sammy with this natural potion and rubs it into his coat as she checks him for fleas. Sammy not only gets a natural flea preventative but a massage as a bonus!

Lead a busy life?

Don’t want to hassle with the effort?

You Can Still Your Keep Flea Regimen Natural


We also use Dr. Mercola’s Healthy Pets Flea and Tick Defense. We keep this on hand as well.

The natural, active ingredients are lemon-grass oil, cinnamon oil, sesame oil and castor oil.

Another aid in warding off fleas & ticks is to supplement your dog’s meals with brewer’s yeast or nutritional yeast and flaxseed oil.

“How much do I give my dog?” A teaspoon of each per 30 pounds of body weight will do. The benefits? Brewer’s yeast will aid in the resistance of fleas and flaxseed oil will improve skin and coat.

It’s important to build up to the full dosage with smaller portions at first as your dog gets used to the supplements. Most dogs like them.

The Bottom Line for Flea Treatments and a Healthy and Happy Dog


Science has yet to determine why it is that fleas and other parasites are less attracted to healthy dogs.
Keep your dog healthy by feeding him high quality food and applying safe natural products to control fleas and ticks.

You need to read this article on flea prevention and Dr. Michael Fox’s reply. It’s a real eye-opener


Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog

You got your dog for a reason. You wanted to share your life with a happy and loving dog.  But now, your dog has big problems and life is not happy.

I can help you get that happy, well behaved dog back. We’ll work together at your speed and both you and your dog will have fun every step of the way.