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Lyme Disease With the increased number of ticks this spring a lot of my clients are asking me about Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is...

…Sprinkle grassy areas with diatomaceous earth. Remove wood piles, a favorite hiding place for ticks, from the yard. Spraying the yard with beneficial nematodes,or natural pyrethrum ( from chrysanthemum flowers) are great natural approaches to killing ticks and other insects. If your dog gets a tick, remove it quickly. Use a natural repellant, or try the new Shoo Tags. If you have questions about Lyme disease be sure to ask your veterinarian.

Ticks in the Environment Natural tick prevention is difficult to do but not impossible. It is important to remember to treat the...

…ticks and other insects.There are some new and up coming products to repel ticks, fleas and other pests. One of particular interest is the Shoo Tag. It can be used on people or animals. According to ShooTag’s website it is “a tag with a magnetic strip that works off your body’s bio-energetic field. This tag contains frequencies that are specific to the different bugs and pests, and it is those frequencies that disturb the bugs and will keep them…

Ticks and Your Pets IINatural tick prevention is difficult to do but not impossible. It is important to remember to treat the...

…ticks and other insects.There are some new and up coming products to repel ticks, fleas and other pests. One of particular interest is the Shoo Tag. It can be used on people or animals. According to ShooTag’s website it is “a tag with a magnetic strip that works off your body’s bio-energetic field. This tag contains frequencies that are specific to the different bugs and pests, and it is those frequencies that disturb the bugs and will keep them…

Camping Safely with your DogCamping can be fun for the whole family including your dog. There are a few precautions you should...

…or provincial law dictates. In Ontario where I practice, the law says rabies vaccines once every 3 year are needed for all pets. Be sure your pet has an ID tag, is microchipped and you have flea and tick repellent. There are many commercial flea and tick products that you can use. Shoo Tags ( link is here: http://bit.ly/QmHdXh) also work for insect repellents and can be used by you or your pet. I have previously posted a recipe for a natural…

Spring Fever!Now it is spring and time for spring cleaning, yard work and more outdoor activities especially for those of us who...

…these things as a sole preventative. You will have to use a pharmaceutical heartworm preventive if you want to insure that your pet does not get heartworm.When it comes to fleas and ticks, you have a few more options. Shoo Tags (link is here: http://bit.ly/QmHdXh) are an option for fleas,ticks and mosquitoes. Flea and tick repellent sprays can be used, but avoid those with a number of chemicals if possible! Your veterinarian will have a number…

Summer Hazards and your PetSummer is a great time for you and your pet but there are some hazards that you should be aware of....

…are scratching and biting excessively at the rump and back area, causing hair loss, bleeding and scabs. Be sure to contact your veterinarian to help you with flea, tick and heartworm prevention. Natural preventives like Shoo Tags will work for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.Water safetyWhen the pool is open or you are taking your dog to the lake, don’t forget about water safety. Dogs can fall into pools and even if they can swim may not be able to…

Itchy Scratchy PetsIn the summer there are a lot of itchy scratchy dogs and cats. The number one reason most owners seek...

…fact : some animals attract fleas more than others!So what do you do? The principles are to reduce inflammation and eliminate fleas.A basic homemade diet that includes some garlic can help your pet to resist fleas. Shoo Tags ( Link is here: http://bit.ly/QmHdXh) can be helpful. If your dog’s immune system is strong he can resist fleas. Other useful things can include dilute essential oils and herbal infusions or powders to use on the pet.…

Lyme Disease Spring is the time of year when ticks come out in large numbers and a lot of my clients ask me about Lyme Disease....

…if you do not want to use chemicals) is a great approach to killing ticks and other insects. If your dog gets a tick, remove it quickly. Use a tick repellant if you take your dog camping or to known tick infested areas. Shoo Tags ( also carried by Pet Wellbeing) are a natural alternative to tick sprays.And what about vaccination? Vaccination for this disease is controversial because the side effects of the vaccine may be worse than the disease…

Summer Hazards and your PetSummer is a great time for you and your pet but there are some hazards that you should be aware of....

…are scratching and biting excessively at the rump and back area, causing hair loss, bleeding and scabs. Be sure to contact your veterinarian to help you with flea, tick and heartworm prevention. Natural preventives like Shoo Tags will work for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.Water safetyWhen the pool is open or you are taking your dog to the lake, don’t forget about water safety. Not all dogs can swim. Dogs can fall into pools and even if they can…

Spring Fever!Now it is spring and time for spring cleaning, yard work and more outdoor activities especially for those of us who...

…on these things as a sole preventative. You will have to use a pharmaceutical heartworm preventive if you want to insure that your pet does not get heartworm.When it comes to fleas and ticks, you have a few more options. Shoo Tags (link is here: http://bit.ly/QmHdXh) are an option for fleas,ticks and mosquitoes. Flea and tick repellent sprays can be used, but avoid those with a number of chemicals if possibleI have previously posted a recipe for…

Fleas, Fleas, FleasThe common flea, Ctenocephalis felis, is well known to most dog and cat owners. Fleas are tiny primitive...

…for dogs only. The link is here: http://bit.ly/1c7OE5S. There are some good herbal flea powders but they are not effective for very long and have to be applied frequently. I find they work better in the environment. Shoo Tags( link is here: http://bit.ly/1fNyISW) can be very effective.Topical conventional spot on insecticides can be effective if you are having a severe problem but watch what you use. I do NOT recommend any over the counter…

Fleas, Fleas, FleasThe common flea, Ctenocephalis felis, is well known to most dog and cat owners. Fleas are tiny primitive...

…for dogs only. The link is here: http://bit.ly/1c7OE5S. There are some good herbal flea powders but they are not effective for very long and have to be applied frequently. I find they work better in the environment. Shoo Tags( link is here: http://bit.ly/1fNyISW) can be very effective.Topical conventional spot on insecticides can be effective if you are having a severe problem but watch what you use. I do NOT recommend any over the counter…

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