It seems everyone is concerned about dog fleas but few understand the trick to avoid them.
Sandra and I both want to be sure you are making an educated, conscious choice about flea prevention so today we'll share what many people are simply unaware of.
Hint: Everything you put on or inside your dog affects his or her health. EVERYTHING.
To follow up on the video, let me repeat. Giving an ingested poison on a regular basis cannot give you a dog with optimal health. It simply isn't possible.
Using it, say, once for a terrible infestation while cleaning every nook and cranny of the house and putting down diatomaceous earth gives you the opportunity to get a handle on the fleas and your dog can likely detoxify the pesticides through the liver.
Nearly all the people who seek our personal coaching have been given these products to their dogs for several years but now I'm seeing dogs under 2 years old showing signs of toxicity.
Neither Sandra or I want to coach people through these often heart wrenching problems day in and day out because it breaks our hearts. We want to teach you how to avoid them.
Prevention is the name of the game. It means our dogs will live longer, healthier, happier lives. And isn't that what we really want?
Healthy dogs truly are not attractive to fleas. We both feed an optimal diet of raw food which is species appropriate. That means meat, organs, offal, bones. We also use some raw egg and fish (usually sardines for their high omega 3)
Read those ingredients again. Do you see any grains, potatoes, pumpkin or any vegetables or fruits?
It's easy to serve raw. Here's a good way to get started. It's called Raw Dog Food Recipes here on this site.
The only plant matter we incorporate are herbs because they are highly concentrated nutrition we can use to support the body's ability to function optimally. And we don't use just any herbs. We chose the best because we know they work. Read Why NSP? Maybe you'll understand why I would never use a "dog" supplement for my babies.
BLACK WALNUT AND GARLIC
We mentioned this in the video but I want to make sure you understand that even using these two things will not prevent fleas. It makes them taste bad and will deter fleas. What it will do is prevent heartworm and rid the body of internal parasites like worms.
Some years ago when I started out on line I interviewed Dana Scott, the editor of Dogs Naturally Magazine. She and another breeder shared a vehicle to transport themselves and their dogs to a dog show. Afterward that other breeder called to tell her that her dogs brought fleas home from the show and her dogs had a terrible infestation.
Even though they rode in the same vehicle, Dana's dogs brought home no fleas. She didn't find even one.
That, she told me, is why she feeds her dogs an optimal raw diet and avoids all toxins.