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    I also brought one of these from the pet store which will come in handy if we ever do get any!


    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Just on the places to check on your dogs for tick, this is gross but I have known a female dog to die because they didn't find the tick in time, it was lodged in the vaginal area, so anyone with bitches be aware of this.

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    P.S Off Topic Kinda....... you think that sucks I found a flea in my bed lastnight!! Im not sure who it came from Gus or Nala but I was far from impressed.... he isnt too young to flea is he??

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    Never to young to have fleas. The little APBT pup I rescued at 8 weeks old was absolutely covered in them, head to toe, it was terrible poor thing.
    If you think it is just the odd flea at the moment I would buy some Comfortis and give them one each, it is by far the quickest most effective way of killing off fleas. My girls were covered when we moved house because the last people had dogs in the house and comfortis was the only thing that got rid of them. It works for a full month and by that time all fleas in the house etc are dead so they tend not to pick them up again. I just treat them on occasion with comfortis now maybe once every 3 months and we don't have any flea problems.

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    I'm super lucky that we dont get paralysis ticks in Perth (or if so in tiny tiny numbers). However I did hind a massive tick under Kaida's ear the other day... gross!

    But atm my main problem is with flies, my sisters dog's head is covered with fly bites. Any natural remedies anyone knows of?? (he has sensative skin)

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    I've got some of the pump pack of Natures Botanical Rosemary and Cedar oil, it's supposed to repel flies. A bit hard to tell as we haven't had major problems with them lately. Dog doesn't get too upset when I put it on her.

    Nature's Botanical Rosemary and Cedarwood Oil Products

    And Shannon Lush recommends a teaspoon of lavender oil in 1 litre of water - in a spray mister bottle. Specifically for mozzies but also for flies. Really not sure if this works but I've had semi-success misting clothes with the same mix to "iron" them. It's supposed to relax the wrinkles out. It's not the same as ironing, but it's better than nothing.

    yet another mother lode of Shannon Lush tips
    Cleaning Benefits of Lavender Oil - LifeStyle HOME

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    Thanks!! Am willing to give anything a go.. He really is pathetic though, wont even shake them off now!

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    What I found most effective against mozzies - was to soak some shirts and trousers and some of my bedding in permethrin. Not sure how safe it is long term, but I'm willing to trade a couple of years of my life for mozzie free time. Ie allowing mozzies to bite could also cost several years of my life.

    So you could make a light cotton jacket for the dog and soak it in permethrim and have him wear it during high mozzie time.

    Shannon lush also says a couple of drops of lavender oil in a slow burning candle helps repel mozzies. She doesn't like mozzie coils - which work but are made out of cow dung (burning that also works). And I find the plug in mozzie zapper pads work well - but it does expose you to the insecticide.

    The stuff that mortein and raid plug as "natural" is made of extract of pyrethrum daisies. It's still very toxic to insects (including bees) and the jury is out on what it does to humans. Some plants and extracts of - are also toxic to humans.

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    Hmm thanks, Ive given the lavender a go but it was 35+ degrees today so they've been inside aka relatively flyfree environment anyway.

    I dont know about the jacket though. Sounds good in theory or for colder areas but its extremely hot here and I think he would hate me

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