Lady’s only job in life is to play Frisbee. When she’s no longer retrieving a Frisbee, she’s sleeping with a Frisbee. The unpleasant part of doing her job, is what she brings back home. TICKS!
I’ve heard that this has been an awful year for ticks. Which I can attest too. Two weeks ago I removed 4 ticks off Lady’s ears in less than 24 hours! I was fed up and ready to start some natural preventive tricks.
First, I washed Lady with the recipe listed below;
Natural Dog Wash Recipe
1 Cup Dish Soap (use a sensitive all natural one, Seventh Generation, if you can)
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar (This restores the PH balance of the skin, deodorizes, also deters fleas)
1/4 Cup Glycerin (skin protectant)
Lemon Grass Essential Oil- 20 drops
Between washes I’ve been using a spray to help continue the effectiveness of deterring ticks. I focus heavily on the ears and collar.
10-15 drops of Lemon Grass Essential Oil
I have yet to encounter another tick!2 Comments