Ticked Off About Ticks?

No doubt about it, summer is almost upon us bringing all the wonderful activities… like delicious backyard BBQs, swimming, camping, and/or family vacation road trips.  Along with all the fun stuff, summertime also brings some very unwelcome guests - those nasty, hard to remove ticks.

Robert Mueller · June 02, 2020

Ticked Off About Ticks?

Here’s A Safe And Natural Solution For Fido

No doubt about it, summer is almost upon us bringing all the wonderful activities… like delicious backyard BBQs, swimming, camping, and/or family vacation road trips.  Along with all the fun stuff, summertime also brings some very unwelcome guests - those nasty, hard to remove ticks.

Ticks carry a multitude of diseases that can be transmitted and cause much discomfort not only to our pets but to us humans as well.   Lyme Disease, Tapeworms, and Cat Scratch Fever are just some of the diseases carried by ticks.  

One particular summer we were at our summer cabin in Canada and we had a very tall grass problem. Our lawn mower had been broken for some time and the grass was out of control. My grandson, Jake, was helping cut the grass with our newly repaired mower and, of course, we had our dog, Moxie outside with us during the entire process.

Now if your dog is anything like Moxie, you’ll definitely relate to this story. She was having a great time being out in the country, barking at the mower, running back and forth – you know – really loving it.  After 3 hours of mowing (and playing with Moxie), we took a break and went inside the cabin.

To our surprise we each had over 12 ticks on our bodies and we were fortunate to be able to remove them before they found “a new home”.

What’s ironic, Moxie, who had been outside with us for hours was tick free! You see, Moxie eats a raw meat diet – The BARF® Diet.  I share this story with you as living proof that the BARF® Diet does an excellent job of protecting pets against fleas and ticks.

What’s the secret?  Well, the tiny amount of garlic that is found in this raw diet is an extremely effective tick eliminator, but there are a few more things you need to know that also help with tick control.

A Strong Immune System Is The First Step

The first step to tick prevention is to ensure that your pet has a strong immune system. A healthy, strong immune system and high nutrient levels of antioxidants, B complex, selenium and zinc in the body help repel insects in pets and humans. (Source: www.alternativemedicine.com ).

Feed BARF® World Diet

Biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) is what your pet is naturally designed to eat. Feeding your dog BARF® relieves stress on the digestive system and results in maximum absorption of nutrients to support a healthy immune system.

Supplement with E-BARF Plus

This is a digestive aid and overall health-support supplement to give your pet’s immune system an added boost during the flea/tick and allergy season. Plus it contains Brewer’s Yeast and Garlic Powder – two ingredients fleas and ticks absolutely detest!

Fleas and ticks seem to prefer unhealthy animals, as they are less able to fight an infestation. Healthy puppies and dogs raised on natural, raw food do not attract these pests. It is quite rare to find a BARF-fed dog with a serious flea and tick problem. So, if you haven’t already, make the switch to the BARF® World diet and you’ll no longer be ticked off by those pesky ticks!

Raw Food Tip:

Mix one drop of each of the following oils in water and spray it on them each day they go out in tick-infested areas: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage and Thyme. I recommend using it in their bedding areas and places they sleep or hang out.

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

1 Comments

beth heiserman
Jun 05, 2020

how much water needed to make the essential oil tick spray?

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What is BARF?

"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems, and full of life!