Garlic may help you in the war on fleas and ticks if you feed it to your dogs during flea and tick season. It takes a couple of weeks for garlic to build up in your dog’s natural coat oil, so start feeding it before the bug season starts.
When using garlic as a flea and tick repellent, feed each day for two weeks, then twice a week for maintenance.
Using garlic as a natural flea and tick repellent is nothing new. It was bug in the 80's. I could easily buy supplements from foster and smith or other places. I don't know a lot about the author of this. But my caution flags are raised when u see she is an herbalist. Nothing against her or her practice. It can directly affect her business if people stay clear of garlic or other plants. I'm not saying she's wrong or misinformed. I'm only saying there's a possibility that she's biased. When I look at research I look to see who profits from it and or who funds the research. Depending on the source and money that research favors an agenda. If it comes from a neutral source I put more faith in the research.
I also considered that the author is a herbalist, but on the merits of the article I thought it was worth sharing. There are also many articles talking about the bad things that can happen when dogs are fed garlic. Herbalists do have a special connection with the natural world so maybe she is more informed that I. I disagree with her dosage regimen as I think that is too much garlic. :)
This article was written by Zandra Anderson, a lawyer in San Antonio, TX who specializes in pet law. The entire article is quoted below
"It appears that a proposed vicious dog law in San Antonio could put nearly every dog that breathes in danger of being labeled vicious.
San Antonio is considering one of the worst dog ordinances I have ever seen. Below is the proposed language–read it very carefully and keep in mind that the definition of enclosure includes your house and fenced yard.
PLEASE–fax, call & email (addresses & numbers below)! Talking points are provided below.
This is a bad law and can set precedent for other cities. The vote is this Thursday, 12/13/07, so you have t
The Calgary Model
The animal control bylaw in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been hailed by many as a HUGE success. While other cities and provinces in Canada are banning breeds, Calgary is choosing education program and stronger enforcement. What's the end result? By all accounts, reports and statistics, the bylaw is working! Not only that, the bylaw works so well and the results are so highly praised, Calgary is inspiring animal control officials outside of Canada to use the bylaw as a model for their own animal control ordinances.
The following is written by Dana Grove:
The bylaw officers in Calgary have taken a stand against breed banning, and responded to dog bite con
I have seen the popularity and visits to many websites drop significantly. Theree was a belief that over time we would see static webcontent give way to smaller communities centered around particular interests where smaller groups of individual have commom interests.
Sites like Facebook, pInterest, twitter, and new offerings from the big 3 (google, microsoft, Yahoo) mak it very difficult for smaller sites to popular again.
It was partly that reason why i changed the format of MD to a community site to give members a site with features similar to fb but more community centric. Only the future will tell how we progress but i will keep molosserdogs.com running as long as i am able.