I ve only just read yesterday,that garlic is absolutely fine for dogs as long as it is peeled,its the skin that is toxic.I read that garlic is toxic to dogs and they should not eat it on a regular basis.
PLEASE don't use dish soap. Definitely too drying for doggie skin. Try using Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus Castille Soap or Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille soap. You can also find flea shampoo that don't have pyrethrins (the really toxic pesticide) in them, but we use Dr. Bronner's and it seems to work well (we can actually see some fleas jumping ship while washing!) and it doesn't dry out the skin. We are currently trying a brewer's yeast/garlic supplement from the pet store to repel fleas in the future, but it doesn't kill fleas that are currently living on the dog.So Brody has fleas and I believe he is allergic to them as well. Last time he had fleas they were everwhere on him, nw I can't even find one. I have giving him the viniger and i heard that dawn dish soap kills the fleas but dries your dogs skin. Last time I used flea treatment on him he got really sick for a week and gotten a swollen face (but I think the swollen face was from a spider bite) I want to try the dish soap but I don't know if it would be good for him.
My dogs are always having problems with fleas and we just can't get rid of them for ages. What in your opinion is the best flea treatment?
If everyone could post a reply that would be really excellent.
The best treatment I will recommend is Fipronil Spot on (Frontline) or Selamectin (Revolution). Easy, safe and Gurented...but...a bit expensive.
Dr B C Jha