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We saw our Holistic Vet which for anyone that doesn't know used to be a traditional vet & left traditional medicine to open his holistic practice. I asked about the tick, mosquito, flea treatments etc..
Thought I would share what he uses in case anyone is interested if not disregard;)

Dr. Mat uses two things

Buck Mountain Parasite Dust for Animals
(treats. Flies, fleas, ticks, lice and more)
Buckmountain Parasite Dust 

You normally would have to get this thru a vet. I did google it of course and I did find it online at some locations. Wide safety margins can be used on dogs, cats, chickens and horses too. Even in the garden and the house;)

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Dr. Mercola Spot On Topical Herbal Repellent for dogs
Herbal Repellent Collar for Cats
Flea & Tick Defense
Dr Mercola Pest Repellents

We came home with the Buck Mountain Parasite Dust 4 ounces. He felt this was all we needed for our guys lifestyle & of course with Purrkins having had cancer. They are indoor kitties, outdoor supervised only on harness if the mosquitos are not out! I am a mosquito magnet so it is a safe bet I know if they are out!;). Or they go out in a insect proof tent on the deck;)

You just use a tiny amount on cats & dogs so this will last us furever! Goes on from head to tail along the spine & down - like the traditional spot on treatments.
We paid $30 for this.

Reapply every 30 days or if animal gets wet or has a bath;) I have a print out with more info if anyone is interested.

Dr. Matt did confirm what we all knew, this is a bad year for ticks and all insects!

Surprising news to me was that animals on the traditional medicines are now still at risk, the insects are now becoming resistant to some of these chemicals so even if your on a traditional treatment you can still be at risk.
We can thank climate change for all of this!

He is seeing dogs on heart worm protocol now with heart worms. More to worry about!

The powder got great reviews from what I could find and we will give it the real test on the boys.
I worry about the mosquitos that can get in the house and now this year with the ticks hitchhiking their way in. A little reassurance & now the boys will be able to enjoy the great outdoors without limitations!

I do believe we need chemicals and non chemical options in todays world so this is a non chemical option we are trying. I think we all decide per animal depending on circumstances on what avenue to take. Chemical - non chemical and both in some cases!

Hugs to all!

Holly & Purrkinsheart

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Thanks Holly! interesting!

I was jsut having that exact same issue. Ticks over here are extremely bad this year although our area is fairly safe in terms of diseases that they carry (apart from the occasional borreliosis, that is). Still, it seems that Manni brings in at least two ticks a day at the moment. Which is not tolerable, obviously. I always had him on the chemical stuff (and if you ever had fleas in the house you know why I did that) so we never used to have any problems. Now, with the cancer, I don't really dare anymore.

I went to our local pet shop yesterday and got an "all-natural" spot-on med, that uses a chrysanthemum-extract called pyrethrum. -Anybody hear about this before?

I applied it today and while i am generally somewhat doubtful of anything non-chemical (there's a whole movement here all about amber necklaces for dogs, citronella, garlic essence, and so on) we'll see how it works. I'll let you know.

tina

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Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
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tinsch said
I went to our local pet shop yesterday and got an "all-natural" spot-on med, that uses a chrysanthemum-extract called pyrethrum. -Anybody hear about this before?
 

I've heard of pyrethrum, but didn't know they had it for spot treatment for dogs. I saw it on Billy the exterminator(guilty pleasure). He said he uses that because of it being harmless to animals and humans but really kills those pests we all hate to deal with.

It's supposed to be an awesome pest control technique and I was actually looking into getting some for around my parents house.
Let us know how that works!

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