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  1. Are products with peppermint harmful?

    Dog Grooming
    Everything I’ve read says that peppermint is toxic for dogs.... but I have a flea and tick spray made for dogs that contains peppermint. So if everything is saying peppermint is toxic, why would it be put into a product made for pets? Should I stop using it? And in that case what is the best...
  2. Horrible Reaction to Flea Treatment?

    Dog Health
    BREED: Short Haired Toy Chihuahua AGE: 12 Last night I squirted a flea treatment onto him, the kind you rub between shoulder blades. I'm not sure of the brand, but it might have been Front Line. About 2 hours later he started yelping at the top of his lungs out of nowhere. Then he freaked out...
  3. Extra Dose of Frontline Plus Topical

    Dog Health
    Hi everyone! Yesterday I adopted a 1 year old german shepherd mix. I'm not sure if he received a dose of Frontline at the shelter he was adopted from. There was no info about it on the adoption papers and when I called the shelter they didn't know if he had been treated with Frontline there...
  4. External parasites and their treatments

    Dog Health
    WHAT IS A PARASITE? External parasites are pretty common among dogs. A parasite is an organism that lives off the resources your dog has to offer: namely, fresh blood (which most parasites drink) and a warm place to stay (in and on the skin and fur). What are the common parasites that might...
  5. Do You Know About Nexgard

    Dog Health
    We just lost two of our beloved Rat Terriers, one to liver cancer and, two months later, one to multiple organ failure due to old age. Now we have a little adoptee, Bonnie, one year old, very active, 12 pound Rattie, who was on Nexgard when she arrived. When the month was up, I gave her a...
  6. My New Puppy is not a Pesticide!

    New Additions
    We just adopted a beautiful, healthy, jet black lab - border collie mix from our local pound. We took Bear to the vet for his checkup and worm check. In the five minute visit, which cost $72 (stool check and checkup) we were given brochure for chipping, lyme disease vaccine, pet insurance and...
  7. Anyone have home remedies to get rid of tick?

    Dog Health
    So recently, I found 2 ticks on my puppy. The first one was near the scruff of her neck. Didn't start eating yet. But then a few weeks later, I found another one on her ear. I don't know what to do. I didn't think we have ticks where I live because I've never dealt with them before. I was...

    Dog Health
    Hi guys and girls I'd really appreciate a bit of help. I found what I thought were ticks on my dogs neck on thursday and got a bottle of Frontline spray to treat it with and they were supposed to just fall off and it doesn't seem to have worked. I'm not if they are ticks or what they are at all?
  9. Natural remedies against fleas and ticks.

    Dog Health
    I received an email with this information. It's quite extensive but well worth the reading if you're interested in natural remedies. Tick Repellents by CJ Puotinen Far be it from us to tell you to put pesticides on your dog. But we’ve never heard of a single nontoxic preparation that was...
  10. Natural tick preventatives that *actually* work?

    Dog Health
    Hi all, After doing a lot of research I'm pretty opposed to using any sort of chemical flea/tick repellent on my dog, and he also has sensitive skin which has been managed with a raw diet, but advantix/frontline/etc. make it worse again. Has anyone found natural alternatives that actually work...