Motor oil for fleas and ticks?

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MariaO
Motor oil for fleas and ticks?

To be honest - this subject makes my skin crawl! But I was at a local bar last night and talked to an "elderly" guy and he asked me if I've ever heard of using "used motor oil" on dogs to get rid of fleas. Has anyone heard of that and does it actually work? It sounds risky to me but who knows. He can't afford to buy anything expensive and Phil really loves his dogs - so I figured I'd ask here.

   

   

hubby
Re: Fleas & Ticks???

hmm.. could work.. afterall, fleas & ticks hate dead dogs..

MariaO
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hubby wrote:
hmm.. could work.. afterall, fleas & ticks hate dead dogs..

OMG! Are you serious? It could really kill them??

hubby
Re: Fleas & Ticks???

i dunno.. but i'm sure not going to try it.. YOU try it and let us know!

MariaO
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LMAO!!! Well - nah. I gave him a call and told him that is just isn't worth the risk. I also found out on google that it can absorb into their skin and poison them :( I feel so bad for Phil - his dog's are his life since he never had kids. I think I will buy him some medicine from petsmart - as a good gesture.

PinkyV02
Re: Fleas & Ticks???

I wouldn't recommend the oil thing.. kinda too risky..I'd goo with some flea baths (buying flee shampoo) and a flee collar... Its cheaper..

 

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snazzy
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frontline! you can buy it cheaper on ebay sometimes. we used it for our dog and cat and there were no more fleas within a day! litterally saw them falling dead off our pets! i think it works for ticks too. make sure you get the heads out with the ticks already attached. and borax soap powder for carpets and around doors to the outside. leave it on your carpet for a few hours (i went shopping hee) then vacuum it up. it wont hurt pets or people (and works wonders on brightening whites). then sprinkle some behind appliances and around the door to outside. works to kill all kinds of pesky bugs.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Fleas & Ticks???

COULD ONE JUST USE THE BOARX SOAP ON THE DOG AS WELL. OR PERHAPS REALLY LUKE WARM WATER WITH A TOUCH NOT MUCH PERHAPS CAPFUL BLEACH TO GET RID FLEAS ON DOGS?

snazzy
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i would be afraid that the borax would dry out the dogs skin too much. wet or dry. and no bleach. that could burn skin and your dog would smell like a hospital for weeks. the fumes alone could be hazordous.

Anonymous Visitor
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Bleach! Really! That's so stupid!
Sissy
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You know burnt motor oil sounds better than the chemicals that we buy at the vet. Our dog has to ingest it or wear it on his neck. It's not like you leave you dog sitting in oil for hours. Dip them in it and let them roll. My dad did this 40 yrs ago and i can't remember any of his rabbit dogs ever getting sick. Actually , i only remember them going to vet for spaying or rabies shots. That vet stuff is very pricey and ain't no telling what the chemicals in it is doing to our animals.

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