I feed Ike and Bug BugOff Garlic. I have had GREAT success with this product for Mr. Ike. During the tick-infested months I feed double the dose. Since I wasn’t sure what dose Bug had been getting (Holly also feeds it and I keep forgetting to ask her how much he was getting) I wanted a little something extra for hiking. There are tons of commercial “natural” flea and tick preventatives, and non-commercial preventatives including organic apple cider vinegar and Dr. Anne’s concoction.
Because I was feeling lazy, last time I picked up vet wrap for Ikey I also picked up some Natural Defense spray.
I had done a bit of research and wasn’t comfortable using the topical as lots of dogs didn’t like the very strong smell.
Well, I don’t know if Carol and Blue noticed Bug's clove/cinnamon odor last night, but it IS strong. I only sprayed his under carriage once and it was overwhelming. I can not imagine if I’d use the topical. I can still smell it today! The jury is still out on whether it is effective. I didn’t find any bugs on the Bug last night after he was in the tall grass and Ike often gets ticks at the barn, so….
If any one has a “natural” brand spray they swear by I would be interested! Ike and Bug say, “Thanks – we hate ticks.”
3 weeks ago