Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other potentially dangerous pests are also out in the warm weather, looking for a host. Our dogs are the ideal target for these pests, so it is important that we do whatever we can to keep our dogs safe. Fleas are an annoying nuisance, ticks can carry potentially deadly diseases, and mosquitoes may pass along heart worm.
However, there are safe and effective alternatives to the potentially deadly chemicals (both oral and topical prevention) that can be purchased at your local Animal Hospital.
Why use Natural Prevention?
I was shocked to learn that at least 783 animal deaths occurred as a result of using chemical topical and oral pesticides - as were reported by the FDA. Beyond those numbers, thousands of owners are complaining about terrible side effects like seizures and lethargy. It is simply NOT worth the risk! I encourage you to investigate this yourself, so you can form your own educated opinion.
A Safe and Effective Alternative.
I am very confident in the effectiveness of these two all natural, chemical-free products. I firmly believe that combining both of them helps increase their effectiveness, so I do recommend pairing the two together.
Included with each product, I have provided some supportive biomedical studies and peer-reviewed research on the active ingredients.
kin+kind: FLEA|TICK Spray
This is a great smelling topical spray made with all organic, natural ingredients. It is made with a base of organically grown coconut and olive oils, which are great for the skin and coat. This spray contains neem oil, cedarwood essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and lavender oil. I have had tremendous success with this product, and absolutely no bad side effects!
kin+kind has graciously given me a 10% off discount code "CANINE10" for you to use at check out if you'd like to try this amazing pest deterrent spray for your dog!
Click here to check the kin+kind: Flea|Tick spray out on their website!
Earth MD Flea & Tick Prevention
Earth MD's Flea & Tick product is a powder you can add to your dog's food once a day for a week every 2 months. It contains quassia bark, neem leaf, spirulina and garlic. It is an all natural and safe food additive!
This product came highly recommended to me by several friends who go hiking often, and they too have found a lot of success with it! Quassia bark and Neem leaf have been shown in studies to deter pests!
Click here to visit their website and learn more!