We have already tried many kinds of treatments. From chemical spotons and collars over natural ones with extreme citronella fragrance. We even bought a organic-bug-tick spray to try out.
Chemical treatments are of course absolutely high effective. What is bothering me the most is the fact, that those toxines are really poisanous and that they spread over the skin into the whole nervesystem / systemic circulation of the dogs. Furthermore the sentence in the leaflet: „ Do not touch the dog during at least 6 hours after you gave him the treatment“ is irritating me extremly.
But because i also wanted to be absolutely shure that my dogs and i have no tick terror during summer, i bought every year the chemical collar. We never had ticks and this was great. My internal anti attituede against those chemicals was not disappearing at all.
Last year i got once more a hint from a dogfriend. I was greatful for the information but it did not make me super euphoric. I bought the egyptian black cumin oil and started the attempt. A couple of drops daily into their food and after 2 mounth the dogs have an evaporation that we humans can not smell but the ticks think it is super unattractive. Because i but some more drops from the oil into my dogs food we experienced the effect already after one month. Gizmo had in total 4 ticks and Willow 2 over the whole summer. Now those distgusting little animals and i am positively surprised surprised and very happy with this healthy and natural solution for my doggies.
Egypian black cumin oil ist super healthy and contains beside the anti-tick-effect many positive features for our fury friends, but also for us humans. For all of you who are interrested into the scope of application and operation i recommand the following link:
http://www.schwarzkuemmeloel.info. In Switzerland you can get the cdVet Ägyptisches Schwarzkümmelöl online at http://www.cdvet.eu/shop or https://www.nu3.ch. cdVet Naturprodukte GmbH is a swiss company who is specialized in natural animalhealth concepts.
As an extra protection in the beginning of the cure you can take some coconutoil into you hands, rub them and pet your dog over head, neck, cest and legs befor you go on your walk. Tick hate coconut oil too.
In the next post of doctor nature i will present you togheter with Doris Luccaroni from Tierheilpraxis BEO more natural tick-protection possabilities.
We wish you lots of joy and success while trying and changing on natural plantpower
In love, your Dogness
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