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Thread: Whitetail spiders- how to keep them away from your dogs

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    Thank you all so much for your great advice, Sean once again you are King of the Forums!!!!, so lucky to have your own pet spider-eater, maybe I should invest in something like that,
    and I will def PM the other member as previously advised for something safe to use around the dogs : )

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    Hi guys, thought I'd weigh in since I was mentioned Firstly i'll preface everything I say by pointing out that I don't yet have my dog and I haven't tried aromatherapy on animals yet so I don't want to be handing out professional advice. I will be trying out all sorts of lotions and potions on my dog but then it's my dog and my risks, I'd hate for anyone to have a bad experience with their dog following any of my advice.

    What I will say if that of the essential oils the citrus family is pretty much the safest there is. It's not what we call a 'Commando oil' and is generally safe to use undiluted on adult human skin as long as there are no existing allergies. My old aromatherapy teacher used to make shampoos for dogs and she recommended a 1% dilution for anything you would put directly on the dog's skin (same dilution you'd use for a baby). Of course be very careful around sensitive areas like face and genitals

    I have already started putting lavendar drops in my dog's bed in the hope that when i do get the puppy it will sleep well. I'm not diluting this as it will soak into the material and just the aroma should come out. Lemon should be ok to use as well but just make sure your dog's not in the habit of sucking on it's bedding or it might get a bit queasy. With anything you try, always start as slow as possible and monitor the dog for any reactions. And of course always keep the essential oil bottles well out of dog's reach or you will be in serious trouble if it drinks any.

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    Thank you so much ejburke32 for your replies, I think Ill just have to stick to the Mortein, and I've just got actual lemons in my room which smell lovely, and hopefully will contribute to keeping them away as they hate citrus. Thank you Bella44 : )

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