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Natural Prevention and Treatment for ticks and Fleas:
Above all, keep your Teacup Puppy's healthy. Fleas and other parasites have less effect on healthy animals...and they tend to live on Teacup Puppies or dogs who are unhealthy and/or have weak immune systems. And, as with healthy humans, healthy animals recover from illness faster and in the case of contracting parasites, are not likely to get sick. It's a matter of immunity.
Also be aware that stressful conditions weaken immunity in humans and animals. A harmonious home is a healthier one.
Chemical-free, drug-free ways to keep your Teacup Puppy from getting "bugged" include inspecting your Teacup Puppy each day, and better yet, after each outing outdoors. Also see above for combing and bug removal tips.
A growing number of Teacup Puppy owners use natural ingredient-based flea repellents, immunity-boosting dietary measures and other techniques, instead of chemicals and commercial medications. Following are some natural/holistic approaches that many people find effective.
Dietary additions for boosting immunity and repelling bugs:
** A half teaspoon of nutritional brewer's yeast daily can provide the B complex vitamins a dog needs. Dr. Michael Fox has recommended brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast (but not baker's yeast), giving 1 teaspoon per 30 pounds of body weight mixed with the animal's food.
** B complex vitamins - 50 mg once a day for cats and smaller dogs, and twice daily for larger dogs.
** Use Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid supplements.
** Add a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to the dog's water bowl.
** Add .a teaspoon each of safflower oil and powdered kelp or seaweed to the food bowl.
** Fresh garlic in small quantities can help repel fleas by making the animal taste unpleasant to fleas. Grate a small amount of fresh, raw garlic into your Teacup Puppy's food at mealtime, about one-half to 3 chambers of the clove (chamber, not a whole clove) depending on the animal's size. One vet recommends one crushed clove of garlic (not a whole bulb; a clove is just one chamber) per every 30 pounds. Some holistic health practitioners recommend heating the garlic for easier digestion, and to not to give them garlic every day.
Natural ingredient-based sprays, lotions, shampoos:
* Several useful, relatively gentle flea shampoos to help rid fleas. Avoid shampoos with insecticides, since the chemicals can be harsh. If your dog has fleas, use a gentle shampoo containing pyrethrin, pyrethrum or citrus oil. See the Robin's Dog Tip about Bathing for bathing and grooming details.
* When bathing your Teacup Puppy, you can use apple cider vinegar to rinse his or her fur. Fleas don't like the smell or taste.
* Lavender, peppermint and geranium essential oils repel mosquitoes. Lavender, lemongrass and geranium repel ticks. And lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and citronella repel fleas. Dab oils between the dog's shoulder blades. As you can see, lavender (which also repels flies) is particularly versatile. Other effective natural repellents include lemon, cedar, eucalyptus, myrrh, neem and rosewood
* Put a drop of lemon oil or rosemary oil on the dog's collar.
* A safe, easy
homemade flea repellent:
cut 6 lemons in half,
boil in a quart of
water, steep a few
hours, then strain the
solution into a spray
bottle. Spritz your
pet's fur, taking care
not to spray near the
* Another gentle homemade flea spray: dilute a flower-scented shampoo.
* One inexpensive over-the-counter choice for dogs and cats is Gentle Touch drops. Gentle Touch is a spot on that is all natural and free of chemicals and petroleum solvents.
Fleas and Ticks:
Fleas and ticks cause a variety of problems in pets. Fleas feed on animal blood and can trigger problems including skin irritation, allergic reactions, anemia and in rare cases, death. They can also carry tapeworms, which can infest your pet. If you see small rice-like particles around the dog's anus or in his feces, he probably has tapeworms.
Ticks carry diseases such as Lyme, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, so you don't want them feeding on your pet either.
Finding and Removing Fleas and Ticks:
* Chemical- and drug-free ways to keep your pet from getting "bugged" include inspecting your pet each day, and better yet, after each outing outdoors.
* Use a flea comb to search for and remove fleas. Use tweezers or a tick scoop to remove any other bugs and burrs.
* You can dab some petroleum jelly on the comb to help make the fleas stick to its tines.
* Gather a cotton ball, alcohol and cup filled halfway with warm soapy water. Soak the cotton ball in alcohol before combing.
* Remember to check between your Teacup Puppy's toes, behind and in the ears, in the armpits, around the tail and head.
* Comb your pet over white paper. If fleas are present, you will see tiny black specks fall on the paper.
* To check your Teacup Puppy for fleas when bathing, place a large white towel beneath your Teacup Puppy. Fleas typically fall off when you rinse the Teacup Puppy, so you're likely to spot them on the towel.