After researching the toxicity of commercial flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, I decided to poll my Facebook friends on what they used. Most HEMPVET FLEA & TICK Control Spray Infused with Essential Oils & Vitamin E A Safe & Effective Natural Defense against Fleas & TicksFor Dogs & Cats of All Ages, Sizes & breeds Helps Control & Soothe: • Flea & Tick Bites • Mosquitoes • Flies • Mites • Lice • Parasites HEMPVET FLEA & TIC Looking for CBD? Plus: Important Flea & Tick Information If you’re considering CBD for your pet, we carry products by Super Snouts and Pet Releaf. Stop in to discuss the many benefits of using
Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitos, Oh My! How to Fight Them Naturally!
After researching the toxicity of commercial flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, I decided to poll my Facebook friends on what they used. Most shared that they did what vets suggest but would much rather find a natural alternative to these expensive and toxic preventatives that have been shown to cause all kinds of serious health problems, and even in some cases death.
Here are my favorite natural alternatives:
Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
Good for pets, home, yard, and beds. Don’t inhale.
Kills fleas, parasites, and worms.
This all-natural fine powder is safe for human and animal consumption. I’ve been using it on my farm for over 7 years now. You can sprinkle it in your animal’s food, in their water, and even rub it on their skin. You can also sprinkle it in beds, carpets, and around the home to kill any bugs (fleas, ants, roaches, bed bugs). Find out more and you can purchase it here.
Garlic – preferably organic
Repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitos along with many health benefits, here’s more info on benefits and how to use it. I finely mince up garlic and add it to my dog’s food once a week.
Cedar oil, Neem Oil, and Citronella oil
Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitos
You can mix the oils together in a glass opaque spray bottle and spray on your dog (especially underbelly and legs) before they go outside, to a park, etc. Avoid getting in their eyes.
Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitos
They do the mixing of the essential oils for you! Simply spray this all-natural, non-toxic spray on your dogs before they go outside, and it will repel bugs. There is also an all-natural yard spray. Find their products online.
Amber Collars – great for pet
Repels fleas and ticks.
The electrostatic feature of Amber (Is Amber the name of the product or just the material? If the latter, it does not need a capital letter.) is extremely useful when fighting ticks and fleas. When a collar made of Baltic Amber beads is worn by a pet it will be naturally rubbed against its fur. This action will help Amber to generate electricity, which makes it almost impossible for fleas or ticks to stick to dogs’ or cats’ hair. You can get them here.
FLEA & TICK SPRAY with Infused Hemp Oil (8oz)
HEMPVET FLEA & TICK Control Spray
Infused with Essential Oils & Vitamin E
A Safe & Effective Natural Defense against Fleas & Ticks
For Dogs & Cats of All Ages, Sizes & breeds
HEMPVET FLEA & TICK CONTROL SPRAY: advanced DEFENSE against insect bites. Safely and effectively CONTROLS fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, flies, mites, lice, and many other external parasites. This non-toxic safe & healthy spray is infused with 5 essential oils combined to relieve inflammation and irritation from insect bites, moisturize, cleanse and nourish skin & coat.
HEMPVET FLEA & TICK CONTROL SPRAY provides anti-microbial properties and is rich in antioxidants, protecting the skin from free radical damage and rich in essential fatty acids, including omegas 3 & 6, and GMA.
- Pleasant sweet citrus & cinnamon aroma
- Use spray to protect pet’s bedding. Use on grooming tools
- Aids in healing bites – relieves inflammation and irritation
- Moisturizes the coat and cleanses and nourishes the skin – rich in antioxidants, protecting the skin from free radical damage
- Rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3, omega-6, and GMA – an alternative vehicle to deliver these beneficial nutrients
- Anti-microbial properties
- Instant Acting
- Sustainably Sourced ingredients
Shake well before each use. Spray generously on fur. Depending on thickness and length of fur the spray may require additional rubbing to get the product through the entire coat.
Avoid contact with sensitive areas by covering the animal’s nose, mouth and eyes when reapplying near the animal’s head. Spray HEMPVET FLEA & TICK CONTROL into clean cloth and apply to animal’s face.
Reapply every 2-3 days or as needed before animal goes outside. Reapply whenever the animal is thoroughly wet.
Looking for CBD? Plus: Important Flea & Tick Information
If you’re considering CBD for your pet, we carry products by Super Snouts and Pet Releaf. Stop in to discuss the many benefits of using CBD on your beloved furry friends.
Here are a few info-packed articles from Healthy Pets on the uses of CBD for pain and epilepsy for your pets, as well as an invaluable video/transcript by Dr. Karen Becker interviewing Dr. Celeste Yarnall on using CBD oil for your cats!
Here’s more info on Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 700:
About Pet Releaf
At Pet Releaf, we control our entire manufacturing process, from seed to sale, from plant to pet. 100% of Pet Releaf’s hemp is grown at our joint-venture hemp farm located in eastern Colorado. It is the largest Certified USDA Organic hemp farm in the United States and we’re the only pet company they work with! We plant and harvest a specialized proprietary strain of hemp, PR-33, grown specifically with pets in mind. Since we extract a Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 700 provides your pet with the multitude of health benefits associated with CBD while also providing the additional medicinal benefits associated with the over 100 other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found within PR-33.
The Pet Releaf Difference
Pet Releaf only uses certified organic CBD from the whole hemp plant – not the marijuana plant. By having our own proprietary hemp strain just for pets, using CO2 extraction methods and consistently testing through 3rd party laboratories for potency and efficacy, Pet Releaf has become the #1 trusted CBD brand in the pet world.
Ready for flea and tick season?
At EOTL, we strongly encourage the use of natural flea and tick prevention, and this article by Dr. Becker goes into detail on how flea/tick products containing isoxazoline, have the potential to cause neurologic symptoms in dogs and cats, including muscle tremors, loss of muscle control and seizures. Other ingredients such as metaflumizone, amitraz, fipronil and tetrachlorvinphos also are very toxic insecticides, and the article talks about the history of usage of these chemicals.
One brand of flea and tick product on our shelves we love is Alzoo, made in France. We carry Spot-On for both dogs and cats, and Natural Repellent Collars for dogs. We love that not only are they safe for pets, but people, too!
Did you know that for some flea and tick products, your pet has to be bitten first? After feasting on your pet’s chemical-treated blood, pests die. In contrast to conventional pet collars and spot-ons, ALZOO repels pests. Laboratory tests show how the Active Ingredient repellents both reduce the incidence and severity of bites.
On their FAQ, Alzoo talks about why they create natural flea and tick products:
Main reason : Flea collars containing organophosphates are dangerous for both humans health, especially children health, as well as pets health. That is why, the French National Agency of Veterinary Medicine decided to withdraw the permit for sale of Diazinon, Propoxur and TCVP based collars, that are still widely commercialized in America. More recently, US EPA decided to ban Propoxur-based collars.
Indeed, while adults or children are petting your animal, insecticides are absorbed through the skin and may harm the nervous sytem. It is the same for pets.
Thus, we have developed natural repellent products to take care of people and animals’ health.
HAWS PET OF THE WEEK
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
Mittens is a light orange Tabby cat who is two years old. He is a reserved fellow who has been at HAWS since January. He is a friendly cat but is not (typically) the sort to seek you out. This gentle cat prefers to climb up to a place where he can nap and survey his kingdom. He thoroughly enjoys chin scratches and being brushed. Mittens lives in our large colony room; so he does well with other cats. Do you have room in your heart for a calm, sweet feline? If you thought “Yes”, come visit and fall in love with Marvelous Mister Mittens.
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