It’s a Jungle Out Here!

Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Parasite Prevention | Comments Off on It’s a Jungle Out Here!

Great Dane puppy in trumpet vinesOur new little brindle Great Dane puppy, Meshach has arrived! He came to us on Sunday morning, August 7th. He has been naturally reared and is off to a great start as a result.

As summer winds down, the bugs are preparing for their own winter survival so they ramp up their efforts at this time to reproduce. It’s a jungle out there so we must be extra vigilant to ensure the health and well being of our dogs.

As insurance to support and enhance his immune system* as his young immune system develops, I am using the Young Living Essential Oils on him externally. He LOVES to play in the trumpet vines where we have seen the mosquitoes hanging out.

One of my favorite essential oils to use is lemongrass. In addition, you can place planters of the live lemongrass plant around your yards and patios because mosquitoes really don’t like this plant. We also use food-grade diatomaceous earth around the yard – which also helps keep the ants under control. Ants eat the larvae of fleas and also work in a symbiotic relationship with butterfly larvae (catepillars)so they are good, but they can also get too abundant if not kept in check.

I will even dust a bit of the DE into Meshach’s coat also. It doesn’t take much to protect them if you are diligent and feed a species appropriate raw diet to keep their immune systems strong, naturally!

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Photo Attribution: Meshach the Great Dane by Dr. Kim Bloomer. Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.

Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, co-host of Animal Talk Naturally, and Co-Founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy and Young Living Independent Distributor 767865
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