Alternative Medicine for Pets/Jaw surgey and flea control


My toy poodle had reconstructive jaw surgery after being attacked by a pitbull. It's been a month since his operation and I noticed that fleas crawling on his body. His doctor said that I can't bathe him yet, since his jaw still hurts. What can I do to remove his fleas rather than using frontline or flea powder.

Hello Verns,

You should be able to bathe him when the stitches are removed, but you will find natural flea control information in my book, Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet which is available for free on . Also available on the site are a couple of products for treating both your dog and your environment: Critter Oil and pure organic Diatomaceous Earth.

Check things out, read the book, and call me if you have any questions: 727-327-2356.

I know these will help.


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Susan R Griffin


I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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