All-Natural Flea and Tick Repellent

As the trees begin to bloom and the grass begins to grow, we know that flea and tick season is upon us once again here in the Pocono Mountains, and for our fur friends here at that sanctuary, that could mean trouble.

Now, I don't know about you, but I am a minimalist when it comes to applying or giving our senior German Shepherds anything to ingest that may have an adverse effect, and that includes flea and tick preventatives. The fact is, any chew, topical solution, collar, or powder used to treat fleas and ticks is a pesticide, and that's bad news for your dog—especially those who are older or with a compromised immune system. Think about it. The dog chews the chew or gets the topical solution put on his back, and chemicals, such as Isoxazoline, enter the dog's blood system and become concentrated in his tissues. Then the flea or tick bites the dog, ingests the chemical, and dies. Call me crazy, but I sure as heck don't want any Woody's Place dog to have a chemical like that in his body that can cause a host of problems, like neurological issues, chemical burns on the skin, or worse. On the contrary, I don't want them to be carriers of fleas and tick and all the problems that come with that either. So here is my solution.