Let’s Update Our Files – Natural Prevention

OK….between all the green grass in this shot of me enjoying a cow toe alfresco and yesterday’s monkey grass slumber, I was hit in the head with an idea for today’s post.

Hey, a while back – actually, a long time ago – I asked you guys if anybody used natural flea and tick prevention. Right now I’m updating my files about this stuff because it’s important to know.

See, the peeps aren’t really into adding more chemicals to my system by way of pouring oily stuff on my back so that it sinks in and helps kills the little buggers.

I seem to remember that there are a few natural things like peppermint oil and some other stuff that the peeps can put on me to keep those nasty bugs away. Oh, and I think I remember other stuff, too, like adding brewer’s yeast and garlic stuff to my food.

So, as Duncan, over at The White Dog Blog, says, “What say you puppers?” What, if anything, do you use to keep yourself insect and pest free?

While you’re at it, could you kindly let me know of other “green” and environmentally friendly things you might do around your place to get rid of weeds, ants and other critters that won’t hurt YOU! (My Godmother Carol wants to know this stuff. She’s working on a project for the Scottish Terrier Club of America’s Ways and Means Committee about “green” things dog owners can do to keep their pooches safe while controlling weeds, cleaning the house, that kind of stuff.)


What You Learned Today:

  • We’re looking for answers.
  • About keeping bugs away.
  • And keeping animals safe in the process.
  • I’ve got enough chemicals in me from my once-a-month heartworm, whipworm and parasite  pill. I don’t need any more.
  • Thanks for sharing.
  • You guys are Scottie-ful! (That’s “wonderful” in Scottie language.)

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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22 Responses to Let’s Update Our Files – Natural Prevention

  1. Stephanie & Saxby says:

    Hey Stuart…..on my way out for the morning stroll with my Mom but wanted to share some suggestions…
    Bug Off Garlic Chewable Tablets they taste like liver! I think my mom orders from Spingfield Co…

    Vinegar on the weeds

    Ants hate black pepper, makes me sneeze so I stay clear

    Raspberry spray for squeeters , Bounce for ticks

    I only get trifexis that’s Sentinel + comfortis for heartworm and fleas, no topical cause my French Bulldog had a bad terrible reaction to it….so scary….so mom just checks us like a hawk for ticks

    Ok off to walk..
    Saxby in Music City, TN

  2. Scout says:

    Me and my peeps would LOVE to know this stuff too!!! Great questions today!

    WOOF! Scout

  3. Lee says:

    Helloooooooo Stuart ~ Well this time of year we switch to my tea tree oil and mint shampoo. It soothing on my skin if I have bug bites and the mint helps keep the bugs away.
    Sweet William The Scot
    Psssssss ~ maybe if you drank some of her coffee you would not sleep so much.

  4. Always love u Stuart! I don’t use anything on
    My brindle coat in California but will send u any ideas. I sure love peanut butter treats though! Brandy

  5. Kyla says:

    Natural is better. The best prevention is to move to the desert Southwest. The little buggers aren’t here. I wouldn’t know what a flea or tick looks like-I’ve never seen one.

  6. We don’t use anything either, we have the mom system, every evening we get checked by her

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