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No More Fleas On The Family Dog


Author: Elizabeth F.
Date: 08-16-2006
Views: 8,427
Word Count: 149
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 1659-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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My Golden Retriever is highly allergic to fleas. He was bitten above the tail and managed to pull out his hair which created about a 3 X 6 inch hot spot that exposed his bare flesh. Playing it by ear, I mixed about 2 Tablespoons or so V-6 Mixing Oil with about 8 drops Helichrysum in a spray bottle. Spraying the area twice per day, the biting/chewing ceased immediately, the pain was relieved and he began to heal within a couple of days. (That was three weeks ago and his hair has grown back). I then added a few drops of Lemongrass (neat) to the underside of his harness, and NO MORE FLEAS! This dog does not like spray bottles or anything out of the ordinary, so I would get in a couple of good sprays while he was concentrating on eating his breakfast and dinner.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: insect-deterrent — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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