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Dog Brought Home A Tick After Going On A Walk

Author: Julia M.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 01-05-2014
Views: 3,786
Word Count: 456
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9228-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I love living where we do, it is absolutely the beauty of both worlds, city life and country living. In my backyard there is a major thoroughfare guiding traffic through the cities and across the American River.

My front yard is completely opposite, full of citrus fruit orchards, oaks and sycamores and also rural where the deer, wild turkey, chickens, coyotes and other wildlife roam freely.

During the winter we grow our Giant Schnauzer's hair out for a thermal layer of protection. She has quite a bit of hair so we must keep her brushed and groomed as to not get dread locks and snarls which cause her to be uncomfortable.

This morning while loving on her, we felt something on her back leg and went exploring more closely through her thick hair because she winced. It was a white elongated kernel looking thing that at first appeared to be a mole.

I use essential oils for my dog for her physical and emotional wellness and prevention of disease. We also nourish her with a balanced diet of raw meat and bones, eggs, vegetables, fruits, etc, to keep her healthy. She has never had even a flea.

What we found was a tick. Without skipping a beat I grabbed the Purification oil blend and anointed the infestation with essential oils and that BLOOD SUCKING TICK released from biting her skin and died. This stuff is amazing!

Upon further investigation we discovered it to be a brown dog tick in about day 4 of engorging of her life cycle which puts us in a completely different environment than normal. We went for a walk through the river banks on New Year's day and must have brought the tick home.

We have to pay attention to our environment and keep ourselves safe and protected. I am so grateful to have learned that most likely she was not infected with Lyme disease since it has not been found in this type of tick.

I followed protocol for tick removal by applying a drop directly on the tick and waited for the tick to release its grip. I also applied Lavender oil and Purification to the tick bite area after it had been removed to help prevent infection and soothe aggravation.

Other oils known to be helpful in this extraction are Peppermint, the Melrose oil blend, the Thieves oil blend, Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil. Humans, horses, cats and dogs can get Lyme disease. Essential oils are highly antiviral, antibacterial and anti-infectious; studies have shown that oils deter and kill ticks from oil exposure!

Though the world can be a beautiful place, we must always pay attention to our body and our environment to keep well.

Discover how essential oils can bring protection, balance and beauty to your life too.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "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: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: ticks-/-chiggers — "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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