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  • April 30, 2020
    In part one of this mini-series, we discussed several measures you can take to naturally prevent fleas and ticks from inhabiting your yard. Another crucial step in preventing these disease-ridden pests from attacking your pup is using shampoos and sprays that will repel them. But be wary of store-bought flea and tick body products, since most of them contain harsh chemicals. Combining medicated shampoo with topical flea and tick medication also poses the risk of overdosing your dog. Fortunately, there are many easy DIY recipes for flea and tick dog shampoos that are made with natural, non-toxic, and inexpensive ingredients. Read on to learn three basic recipes and consider the potential risks of using essential oils on your pets.
  • March 26, 2020
    As spring approaches, so does flea and tick season. Both pests thrive in warm, humid weather and multiply rapidly, threatening to infect your pooch while he enjoys the great outdoors. In addition to veterinarian-approved flea and tick medication, what are some natural preventive measures you can take to protect your pup from getting infected? The first step is to remove their habitat from outside your home. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your yard dog-friendly but unfavorable for fleas and ticks.