I read about Proheart 6 proving fatal to many dogs, and this naturally got me worried. I read something about Black Walnut Extract being used as an alternative method. Does anyone know anything about this or other homeopathic preventatives?
FallRiver, I've read a lot of fuss over on the yahoo boards about not using essential oils on dogs and to definitely not use them if you have cats in the house (which is my situation). It seems some people are concerned about a toxic reaction. I wasn't planning on using anything on the cats, just on Indy. What's your take on this?
They've got me so scared I'm only using apple cider vinegar on Indy, internally and externally, and I don't know if it's working, just two days after a hard freeze I was rinsing mud off him and three or four little black critters went down the drain, I later found bites on his, um, more delicate areas. Poor baby, they were round, red and big (about the size of my finger tip). They bother him too, he didn't even want me to look let alone touch. I'm not sure if they were fleas or ticks (didn't get a good look). Physical inspection did not turn up any pests before or since.
I know I need to start using diatmaceous earth on the yard and probably the pets too. We have a pretty significant mosquito population too. I'd really like to use a repellant spray on Indy, like the one you suggested, but I'm concerned about the whole essential oil thing.
I know there are some pretty extreme opinions out there, and wonder if I'm avoiding good repellants for no good reason?