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Tick prevention resources

Dr. Jeff

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Hi everyone-

Everything is finally blooming here in Lyme country (the Northeast US), including the tiny nymph ticks.

Tick-borne disease prevention starts with optimizing your pets internal balance (otherwise known as "terrain").

Varied fresh food feeding, exercise and working through (and not suppressing) symptoms is a great start.

However, ticks may still be attracted to your pets, so here's a few things you can do right now.

Make your pets less attractive to the ticks with:

1) Bug Off Garlic, nutritional yeast and Cornucopia Phyto + Super Foods.

2) Decrease attractiveness to ticks by using a magnetic tick tag which your pet wears. 0 Bug Zone (previously Shoo Tags) work as well as any that I've seen.

3) Topicals like Dermoscent spot on, Calm 'N Soothe and many other essential oils like lavender, rose geranium, cedar, etc.

However no matter what you do, your pets may still get ticks. Twice daily tick checks and prompt removal of any attached ticks will help keep your pets safe from Lyme, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, etc.

My favorite tick removal tool is the tick "lasso" called Trix Tick Remover.

In addition, you'll find other tips and much more information in the member <a href="https://www.holisticactions.com/courses/lyme-course/">Lyme course</a>.

Dr. Jeff

PS-The products mentioned here are all available either on Amazon or at the homevet.com <a href="https://www.homevet.com/shop/">web store</a>.
 

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