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Ticks Immediately Stop Biting My Dog


Author: Julie R.
Date: 12-04-2013
Views: 3,599
Word Count: 180
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9162-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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No matter what preventative measures I take, my dog regularly gets ticks because we spend so much time in the woods. I heard that the Purification oil blend worked really well at getting ticks to release, but I didn't have any on hand when I found a tick the other night.

I read that Lemon was helpful and tried putting a little on the tick, but it wouldn't release it's bite. Next I tried Peppermint. The tick released in a less than a minute and I gently picked it up with a tissue. No tugging or worrying that part of it was still attached.

The next time she got a tick, I tried Peppermint first (because I wondered if maybe the Lemon had started the release but it didn't happen until I put the Peppermint on) and the tick came right off again.

I put a little bit on my fingertip (not even a full drop, just enough to wet the tip of my finger) and dabbed it on the tick as close as possible to where it was biting my dog.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: animals, canine, canines, dogs, pests, pet, pets, tickbite, woodtick, woodticks.

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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: tick,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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