Some suggest garlic. I don't like garlic because it's in the onion family and causes anemia in dogs. I've had great results with a topical all-natural treatment of essential oils that's cut with almond oil (which is a great emollient in itself). I just spray the solution on a bandanna, rub the bandanna on my dog to distribute the scent and then sometimes tie the bandanna around my dog. I get the solution from Goodness Gracious. It's called K#9 Cologne. A four ounce bottle should last all summer for a small dog.
You have the right idea with the garlic but there needs some more direction to it. Garlic alone will help but won't eliminate the problem. I personally have 3 dogs. 2 large and 1 medium. With the following recipe I have not put any flea or tick deterrent on them for three years now.
3 cups dry rice
2 Tbls Garlic Powder
1 Tbls salt
1 Tbsp cooking oil
Put the oil in the bottom of a rice cooker or 2 qt pan. Put in rice, garlic powder, and salt and add water to cover approximately 1/2 in. Should be 4 1/2 cups or so. Let cook in rice cooker until it shuts off or in a pan on the stove approximate 20 minutes at a slow boil.
Put usual dry dog food in dish, for small dogs 1/4 cup of this mixture, medium dogs 1/2 cup, large dogs 3/4 cup and really big dogs 1 cup of the rice mixture. Mix well with the dogfood.
I also add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of canned dog food to the dry food to add flavoring. But dogs like the rice anyway so it's not really an issue to get them to eat it. Don't put more garlic in thinking it will help more. That makes it bitter and they won't eat it. You want to put more flavoring, put a beef or chicken bullion cube or broth instead of water in the rice while it's cooking.
It will take a couple of weeks to get this in the dogs system so you should use a good deterrent for the first month after you start this recipe. After that you should be fine unless there is an enormous flea and tick population in your yard. Then only 50% wettable Sevin sprayed on the yard will help the problem. And your kids are probably getting flea and tick bit too if this is the case. Keep animals and kids off of the yard after spraying for at least 24 hours.
Ticks hate peppermint oil. However I'm not sure if you can put it on a dog. Will look into it. Praise Allah.
Ticks are not contagious. A dog can only get a tick from another dog if the tick walks onto the other dog.
A dog. Maybe something like this would work, not sure...http://www.critter-repellent.com/squirrel/squirrel-repellant.php
put the tick in a bag then take your dog and the tick to a vet to see if the tick had a disease.
You shouldn't use dog repellent. It is cruel to animals. :( shame on you
The dog is a host, and the tick is a parasite.
bad, ticks are parasites.
The dog would be a host to the tick.
Just keep trying!! like spay a flea and tick spay on your dog where the tick is
When your dog gets a tick, the tick grips onto the dog and sucks its blood. So the tick swells up to about the size of a pea. Use your fingers and check all through your dog's coat, especially under the legs and ears. You should be able to find a tick quite easily and remove it. It might have laid eggs so you should get a tick shampoo for the dog.
The scientific name for the American dog tick is Dermacentor Variabilis.
a red tick is a type of coon dog
A tick gets fed but the dog gets killed. so its parasitic.
go see a vet, obviously you tried to remove the tick yourself which was not a good idea. Go to the vet and they will remove the tick from the dog carefully, and safely, don't try anything else by yourself Leaving in the head will not affect the dog in anyway unless the dog is allergic to the tick, like someone would be to peanuts. the head will do nothing. that is an old wives tale
You SHOULD NOT use dog flea and tick shampoo on yourself as it can give you severe headaches dizziness nausea for up to 3 days after use. It can also mess with your breathing as well if you are asthmatic. try dawn soap and HUMAN bug repellent.
If you are very careful, and depending upon how deep the tick is buried, one way is to apply heat to the tick but not to the dog. Touching the tick with a burning cigarette might do then trick.
If you dont remove the tick from the dog the tick will keep taking in the blood of the dog. Also the dog will grow more irritated and will begin scratching the areas that are bitten. There for the bite gets infected and the dog gets a disease. Take the dog to a vet.
Check the dog for ticks often and use a form of tick prevention like Advantage.
It is welted and has a little hole where the tick was feeding.
a tick feeds on you dog...
Pull it out.
at worst case yes. never ever use dog flea repellent on cats
no i dont think so
If you find a tick on your dog/cat, you should light a match, blow it out, then touch the tick with the blown out match, that way it will let go of your dog's skin. Then you can pick it up with a tissue. After that, bathe the dog in a flea and tick shampoo.
Natural and Economical Dog RepellentGround Cayenne pepper mixed with water in a spray bottle is a great natural dog repellent. Just spray it where you don't want the dog to go. I made a trail in the lawn that I can walk through at night without stepping in the neighbor's dog's doodoo.Bitter Apple spray can prevent chewing or getting in trash. It causes no pain but has an awful taste. Most pet stores and vet clinics sell it, and is reasonably priced.Vapo-rub, purchased from a pharmacy or drug-store, will do the trick with most dogs but it depends on the amount of ground you're hoping to cover.