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    crossroadbeagles

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    helping the dogs out with fleas and ticks

    Post  crossroadbeagles on Mon May 02, 2011 7:22 am

    other great ways to help the dogs with fleas and ticks other than treating the dogs.

    1) treating the ground: go to the home depot or low's and pick up 2 50 lb sacks of fine grain rock salt and spread this all over the ground for each dogs area (if the dogs on dirt) this will disrupt fleas and ticks life cycle's and ALSO kill any worms in the soil in the are too.

    2) bedding, the cedar shavings have worked ok for many people but to make a major difference use the same ole cedar Shavings in the box but also add Sevins dust 5%. Go pickup a 2 cubic ft. bag of cedar shavings and a 5-lb bag of 5% Sevins dust at walmart or a feed store (ONLY USE THE 5% the 10% is to strong,this will make enough bedding for3 dog houses.

    Also be sure to mix up the bedding in a wheel barrow before adding to the kennel to be sure all is mixed well.

    good luck keepin the the dogs happy and healthy during the off season.

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    sprucemountain

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    Re: helping the dogs out with fleas and ticks

    Post  sprucemountain on Mon May 02, 2011 10:25 pm

    Good info,Thanks
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    Re: helping the dogs out with fleas and ticks

    Post  blue_ridge on Tue May 03, 2011 5:59 am

    thanks for the info. i definatly didnt know that!!!

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    Re: helping the dogs out with fleas and ticks

    Post  Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:27 pm

    I recommend you use oatmeal soap and flea powder. This is an effective natural treatment for ticks and fleas.

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