Best Friends Bring Benefits
This article by Jon Bastian is from Cesar Millan’s website. I found this information to be great proof of what we have known about the health benefits of having your family dog.
Here are five benefits of having a dog that you may not have been aware of.
Maybe it’s time to rewrite that old adage — a dog in your day keeps the doctor away!
Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/new-dog/Best-Friends-Bring-Benefits?utm_source=BlueHornet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May21#ixzz33UedLHss
Dog flea Spray
This is made with plant extract oils with fractionted coconut oil and warm water as a carrier.
You can use melaleuca, lavender, eucalyptus, or citronella oil—10 drops/each of all or any of the oils.
Mix the oils with 1 cup of warm water and 1 Tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil or castor oil. This makes about 1 cup so you can double the amounts for more. Mix and store in a spray bottle.
Shake the mixture and spray on the animal. I used a combination of melaleuca, lavender and eucalyptus oils and rosemary oil for some dogs don’t like the smell of citronella oil.
I have used this for other small bugs also.
The supplement CoQ10 is also good for building the dog’s immune system to prevent the fleas from wanting to attack the animal. Usually the animal is affected by the flea bites when their immune system is weakened. The bite can cause the animal to lick or bite the area to cause a "hot spot". There is a product sold online or in pet stores called Vetrycin that can help calm the hot spot. Aloe Vera gel from the plant can also help hot spots. The Aloe Vera plant should be freshly cut to get the gel at each application. I have more information on my site for hot spots.