Dog Flea Medicine is a topic I've been explaining about for nearly a decade now. Is it really helping your dog? It's certainly convenient but let's take a peek at how it works and how much you and your pooch need it.
First thing first. Why does anyone call it medicine? Is it a drug? No. Is it a pesticide?
YES and there isn't anything medicinal about poison. Sure, it kills the fleas but how does it work? The fleas die from drinking the blood of your dog because there is poison floating around in it. Does this sound healthy to you? You shouldn't have to think too hard about this.
And what happens to it once it's inside your dog? Do they just pee it out?
While the body tries to get rid of it since it is recognized as a toxin, the more it's used the harder it is to get rid of.
As a dog health coach people pay me to help them overcome dog health problems so the topic of dog flea medicine does come up and here's how I feel about it.
So why did I make that video?
I can't tell you how distraught I feel when someone comes to me for help, pays my coaching fee and then tells me about symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes bloody) and their dog not being able to stop shaking.
Since these are clear signs of being poisoned I ask, "Is your dog on flea and or heartworm prevention?"
"Of course!" I love my dog and wouldn't want him to get sick.
(Woman slaps forehead - - and that woman is me)
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Naturally we shouldn't be so stupid, even if everyone else seems to be doing it. Sheep follow. Humans think first. Well I used to think they did.
Have you ever read that fine print on the box? There's a reason it's there. It should scare you.
Again, ask yourself this question:
How can I put a pesticide on my dog which is then absorbed inside his body where it will kill all fleas who drink his blood yet the poison in his blood will not harm HIM.
Pesticides are not species specific and they are not expelled by the body through the urine or feces. When your dog's body can't expel them, they are stored deep in cells to get them out of the blood. Then once they've been stored, they no longer kill the fleas so another toxic dose of dog flea medicine is needed. How can your dog's organs withstand the repeated attack without eventually producing disease?
Why do you suppose so many dogs need drugs to keep their thyroid in check; get diabetes; suffer from liver disease, kidney disease (renal failure) and cancer? It isn't just luck of the draw. Disease doesn't just attack our dogs like a thief in the night.
Here's the big secret.
Healthy dogs don't get fleas.
Just like a pack of lions hunting wildebeest during migration pick the weakest animal in the herd as their target; fleas choose unhealthy dogs to dine on because they too are the weakest.
I experienced this in my own home years ago during the peak of the horrible flea infestation with five dogs (which is when one of my dogs nearly died from the dog flea medicine). Same house, same yard, same exposure; yet 3 dogs had literally 200 fleas a day rinsed off their body. Those three were also losing fur while rubbing and scratching their swollen and itchy bodies.
The other two hardly scratched; lost no fur at all and while I rinsed roughly 50 fleas a day off them, neither showed signs of flea bites.
That experience sent me on the journey I'm still on. I call it health from the inside out.
The best dog flea medicine is health. Health is gained by eating nourishing foods and adding specific supplements that have been tested for purity and potency. I love using the herbs I get through NSP. ( Other brands just don't cut it for me.) What are herbs anyway? Nourishing foods!
As a dog health coach I hope I can help you through this website without any paid coaching. I don't really have the time anyway. Read, think and act. You can do it.
A good place to start is nourishing food. Check out my raw dog food recipes page. In the meantime if you still need help help against those pesky fleas and want a natural heartworm prevention program, head on over to my Heartworm page.
The more pesticides we use on this planet, the more resistant insects become. Sadly, we are creating super bugs. I would hate to see them standing (or flying) after we are gone.
Recently I found out about a new dog flea medicine that's even stronger than its predecessors so I guess those fleas are getting stronger.