Motor oil for fleas and ticks?

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MariaO
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Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. You people are so great!! I did go ahead and stick to the plan in my recent post and I paid for him to buy it from petsmart. After thinking back how nice he has been to me over the years - he helped me change a tire on a cold night and he has always been a great conversation for me - I couldn't resist helping him out since he's down on his luck financially right now.

 

Much love to the GuGees :)

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Motor oil for fleas and ticks?

The only thing I have ever heart it used for is for mange, and apparently it works very well for that lol....but as far as fleas and ticks I don't think so!!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Motor oil for fleas and ticks?
I had a dog that had a great coat when he was young, but living in the city he got bad flea's every year. one year when it was real bad and he had chewed and scratched off alot of his back hair, i ended giving him to my grandmother. she called me a few months later and told me i should come see my dog. when i did i coludnt believe my eyes...he looked like a wolf....the best id ever seen him look. she said that a couple of old farmers had put sulfur and burnt motor oil on him....it worked
Anonymous Visitor
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I took my new dog (@the time) to PetSmart and when I got him back, he was covered in fleas. Tried flea n tick shampoo, frontline, gentle shampoo and all that jazz; nothing worked and they actually got worse. Tried the oil. On BOTH dogs. It works! Allowed it to sit over night and made sure he couldn't (but he actually wouldn't) lick it. It smothers the fleas, eggs included. N btw, both dogs are very much alive n kickin!
Blackwelder1
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Vegetable oil or olive oil, the cheapest stuff at the grocery store.. Apply it to dry coat leave on 15 minutes or so, the add dish-soap to cut the oil, shampoo and rinse as normal.. Rover comes out flea free with a shinny coat.. No harsh chemicals and very economical. Source: Volunteered in an underfunded no kill shelter.
Nichole Tallman
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I have just tried this olive oil and yeah, it didn't work...still found live fleas on my baby girl!! She got a lot of fleas when I had a girl I know dog sit when husband and I went to Alabama to visit family. I am so saddened that my poor girl is miserable. Any other suggestions? And no, not motor oil, it is dangerous to animals. I don't want her suffering with this infestation, but I will not put motor oil on my dog! I will keep trying all kinds of things and use the flea comb as often as necessary till they are gone!!

Loven my Pitty...

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Motor oil for fleas and ticks?
You DIDNT try and you cant say it doesn't work! Olive Oil is NOT Motor Oil!
Anonymous Visitor
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Old school country chick...Granddaddy used the burnt motor oil on cats & dogs. Just rub it all over & massage well into the fur, ears, tail, etc. Leave on about 15 -20 mins, then wash down with warms soapy water.
Anonymous Visitor
engine oil for fleas and ticks?
I hope no one takes this advice seriously. Motor oil is extremely toxic.
Anonymous Visitor
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I found a stray dog with used motor oil all over him! He stinks and has a cough, but has absolutely no signs of fleas! This is the only explanation I can come up with for the fact that he is exterior parasite free.

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