Now, the ticks jump off him, but how about me? Are they on me somehow, are we taking them back home to the cats?[/quote]
Eat Garlic !!!
for Bruno my GR, i use a bayer (Advantix) and it works ok, actually during winter i didnt use it, ticks seem to appear only in warmer weathers so now I went back to use that stuff, its similar to the frontline drops on the back of the head…
anyways, if i wanted to use garlic, how do i feed that to my dog? i give him normal dried food that so far has given me good results.[/quote]
Also have the same problem, but even through the winter months >_<
Tried frontline, spray and drops, not effective, asked the vet and he said frontline only works for fleas, not ticks (perethryne is the active ingredient, which is the same as you use on hiking clothing/mossie nets, but its nasty stuff). He also recommended the Bayer products for ticks.
[quote=“Stray Dog”]Processed food will keep a dog alive but is never linked to health and longevity, nor to a healthy immune system that can handle fleas and maybe ticks. I’ve found that a raw diet alone (without garlic) is enough to keep fleas at bay. For ticks, feed about 1 gram of garlic per 10 kg of dog. That may be about one clove or one teaspoon per 10 kg. Don’t worry about going over a little.
We found that feeding garlic this way was slightly more effective than putting dangerous parasiticides into the dogs’ bloodstream and nervous system (we found several ticks in total on 70 dogs, slightly fewer than when following the Frontline regimen).[/quote]
Fascinating - are you doing this in a scientific manner with correct procedural backing and veternarian analysis? If so, that would be a good publish and pet owners can fund welfare groups with the $$s saved
Never knew about garlic, we just finished our frontline so will try this, and just to confirm, is that 1g per 10kg per day? Do garlic powders work?