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Flea, Tick and Heart Worm

Flea, Tick and Heart Worm

NEVER EVER EVER.... give ORAL (by mouth) pesticides for flea/tick
Consider if you are dosing for flea/tick and heart worm how much pesticides you are putting into puppy..

Too many dogs have overdosed on these pesticides, recommended by Vets !
The flea pills and chews all contain a pesticide called isoxazoline
They include products sold under the brand names
Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica.and Credelio
Isoxazoline products have been associated with neurologic adverse reactions
including muscle tremors, ataxia (stumble or twitch) and horrible seizures.
Symptoms may appear mild even dismissed by owners
the first dose and then escalate each dose given after.
Vets will never suspect it is their pesticide that is the cause.
Oral are also slow release for the most part and some dogs/pups will process
this poison at different rates, overdosing, if they process faster than manufacturer plans.
Every dog is different.
So it is up to owners to educate themselves and be aware !

Where I live there are "0" flea or tick or heart worm.
So I will only dose ALL my dogs if I have been away and find a flea/tick
on one of my fur kids. DONE. No more doses.
My Poodles get ONE DOSE, which will kill all the parasites found on them.

I choose to use Advantix on my dogs as I have had good results
with this pesticide not causing reactions but still killing parasites.

I get asked all the time "what product do you recommend for flea, tick and heartworm".

IF you need a product that one dose will take care of everything
then you should consider Revolution which will work for Flea/Tick and Heartworm
Revolution is not "targeted" for ticks
Revolution does require blood work for heart worm prior
to your Vet giving you this product.

Adantix II is geared towards ticks
and with the escalating incidence of Ticks from imported "rescue-marts"
We now recommend if you are going to use anything, to use Advantix.
Advantix you can get dispensed without any blood work $$
and or you can buy at Petsmart USA instead of going to a Vet $$
and so far, this product has worked for us.

PLEASE NOTE... like any treatment application dogs/parasites can become
immmune to effects, so if Advantix does not work for your dog in a
heavily infested area, then consider another product but monitor your Poodle
for side effects, which can, and will escalate, with each dose administered.
Never Ever use 2 or more pesticide products at a time, you will poison your puppy !

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I do want people to keep in mind that applying pesticides
is putting POISON into your puppies system
the same time you are compromising their immune system
with injecting diseases (vaccines) into their bodies that are growing.
That being said, if you live in a location where fleas and ticks
and heart worm is a huge concern and can harm your puppy
you do need to come up with a solution. So we recommend
that you do not vaccine when you are administering other products.
Break it up if at all possible. Also never give Rabies the same time as other vaccines.
Please do not "bombard" your puppy with toxins
if at all possible VETS DO NOT ALWAYS KNOW BEST !!

Vaccinosis, Cancer, Autoimmune issues, Seizure and death
can occur with any toxin you administer to your puppy or dog.

Bijou Poodles do not have a flea, tick or mosquitoes issues where we live "yet".
Poodles raised by BIJOU STANDARD POODLES are raised FREE of disease and Toxins.
Because our Poodles are breeding, we feel this is important for the health
of our Poodle Parents and puppies they produce, to be as toxin free as possible.

Food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
If your dog has fleas and you’re looking for an effective, natural, non-toxic way to do
away with them, diatomaceous earth (DE) is a good solution.
Dogs naturally Article
Vet Article on using it

Some Breeders/Owners use a natural spray of a cedar product
in their yard and house to lesson the chance of flea
and or tick infestation in high risk areas.
Even using cedar mulch in garden areas.

Some people also use chickens, along the edge of their property
to keep the flea and or tick population down.
It is good to know that there are natural yard products
out there and available and perhaps in
particularly high risk areas someone could choose to alternate
natural for chemical products or use both
to lesson the need for heavy chemical use.
Hopefully as years go on, we will find a better solution.

Are flea and tick products safe ?

Natural Flea, Tick and Parasite Control

For those people who want natural products
I have put together this page.
While fleas and ticks are not a problem where we live
we are getting a lot of people asking
for alternative solutions for pest control and alternatives
to using poisons on their animals.
After a lot of networking with Breeders that have flea and tick
infestations as of 2016, I'm now able to provide
some solutions listed below. I have not used them myself
but I am providing this information for you to investigate
for yourself. Most items listed can be found on
amazon, or Walmart, or google.

Natural Flea and Tick Preventatives:

*Diatomaceous earth (Food Grade Powder Only) 1 lb. is $5
*Cedar Chips in the Dogs bed $35
*Cedar Oil Spray $32.99
* Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray For Dogs & Puppies $12.99
*Apple Cider Vinegar
*Brewers Yeast

How to Use:
Diatomaceous Earth:
Lightly dust the dog from head to toe with DE.
You may also treat there bedding as well to kill any ticks or fleas living there.

Cedar Oil Spray:
Rub the oil from neck to tail into there hair and skin. Do not get into there eyes.
Some dogs may be allergic to Cedar so only apply a very small area first to make sure your dog is not allergic.
Cedar Oil will also repel bees, mosquitoes, chiggers, flies and other insects away from you and your pet.
Some companies have a Cedar spray for yards.

Sentry Natural Defense Spray:
Directions: Spray the animal with the nozzle 8"to 12" from the pet.
Start spraying the animal at the tail, making sure to spray the entire coat of the animal,
including legs, tail and underbody. With your hand, fluff the hair against the way it normally lays
to assure the spray penetrates the coat to the skin. Do not saturate the animal and do not spray in the face,
eyes or genitals. Repeat as necessary. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. Do not use on puppies under 12 weeks of age.
In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas & ticks this product is best used year round.
Sentry Natural Defense Spray

Apple Cider Vinegar:
Add about a teaspoon of vinegar into there drinking water. This is also good for there immune system.

Brewers Yeast:
Add about one teaspoon to your dogs food everyday. Dogs over 50 lbs need a Tablespoon a day.
Some dog's skin may have an allergic reaction to Brewers Yeast. Fleas do not like the way Yeast taste.

All Natural Yard Flea & Tick Preventions

Beneficial Nematodes: Wet the soil first. Mix nematodes with water and spray onto the soil.
Kills Fleas, Beetles, Termites, Grubs and many other bugs. Nematodes eat flea larvae and that too will help eliminate the flea population.

Neem Oil - Use a pressure sprayer to distribute
100% organic neem oil does smell.

Diatomaceous Earth - Use a Hand or Power Duster to Distribute DE


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*Click to read more information on Flea products from Fosters Smith

Bijou Poodles does not have our Poodles routinely on flea or tick products
we do not have parasites on our dogs or in our area.
IF we did have an issue with fleas I would only administer it until the fleas were gone
as it is important to me to not have too many toxins in our Poodles systems.

Heartworm Medication

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*Click to read about Heartworm Medications Compared
Bijou Poodles does not give their poodles Heart worm medication.
Because our Poodles are being used in a breeding program we do not want them to be bombarded with toxins.

There are many negative side effects to any "medication" or foreign substance you introduce into your dog's system.
Heartworm medication, vaccinations, Flea medications are toxins that are absorbed into your dog's system and can be
VERY hard on the liver, stomach and even contribute to Cancer, especially if given at the same time.
it is up to "YOU" the owner weigh the pro's and con's of using any products or chemicals on your puppy.
We did find this great article that hopefully can assist you with deciding about Heartworm Medication:

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Getting To The Heart Of Heartworm

by Charlotte Walker
Risk Assessment - for each question there is only one answer, "yes" or "no".
Each question has a value placed next to each answer.
Take the test, add your score and find where you fit in with Charlotte's results.

Is there a high incidence of heartworm in your area? Yes = 0 No = 4
Does your animal get a heartworm blood test every year? Yes = 5 No =2
Do you live near a swampy area? Yes = 1 No = 5
Do you live on a farm? Yes = 2 No = 5
Does your animal have sort hair or lots of exposed skin? Yes = 1 No = 4
Doe he sleep outside at night? Yes = 0 No = 5
Do you apply a natural bug repellent to your dog during bug season? Yes = 5 No = 3

Score: 19 - 33
Your animal is most likely at a low risk for heartworm. He probably doesn't need preventative medication.
Score: 11 - 18
There is some risk of your animal being infected.
Keep him indoors at night and apply natural bug repellent to your dog when he's outside.
Score: 0 - 10
Your animal is likely at high risk for heartworm.
Do everything you can to protect him from mosquito bites and talk to your vet about a preventative program.

Charlotte added a little information about heartworm:

"Heartworm has been found just about everywhere
in the U.S. and Canada, but it's especially in the southeastern regions of the continent.
In the States, the most cases are found along the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys
as well as along the Gulf coast and into Louisiana.
Southwestern Ontario accounts for around 90% of all heartworm
cases in Canada, but the disease is also found in other provinces,
notably southern Quebec, southern Manitoba and B.C.'s Okanagan Valley.

Revolution will prevent heart worm, you only need this one product for fleas, ticks and heart worm.
Trichuris vulpis, commonly known as whipworm does bring on the same symptoms as Addisons...
intermittent vomiting and Diarrhea, dysorexia, weakness, and weight loss.
infections are reported as causing hyponatremia and hyperkalemia and reduction of the cardiac silhouette
with fecal smears negative for whip worms.
The syndrome mimics Addison's disease in every way except that testing for Addison's disease
is negative and deworming yields a complete recovery. In one documented treatment the dog was
treated with oral administration of milbemycine oxime (0.70�EUR?mg/kg bw; Interceptor Novartis AH)
and i.v. administration of 800�EUR?mL of saline solution (Na+Cl�^' 0,9%) and discharged.
Read more on this here Pseudo-Addison Disease
Some topical treatments may kill whipworms, regular monthly doses of Interceptor or Sentinel are GUARANTEED
to wipe out the new adults at the time of each dosing but they can live up to 5 years in soil or grassy areas.

1% injectible cattle wormer with the trade name of Ivomec