Vet's Best Arsenal for Pest Prevention
I'm not on a pedestal saying that you shouldn't do this, but I had to make this choice for my own family. When both my older Retriever, Xena, and I were diagnosed with cancer within a few months of one another, I began to research. As it turns out, both of our cancers were of types that often are toxin-based. We immediately took the plunge.
I cleaned out cabinets of non-organic foods, tossed cleaners, hired a new lawn care company and the race was on to clean up our home environment. Tanner and Oliver have done well on natural flea and tick control, despite our twice weekly trips to the dog park.
Our lawn is now treated with Diatomaceous Earth and Peppermint Oil to fight fleas and ticks, as well as many other troublesome insects. Barrier treatments include Cloves and Peppermint. Who knew? Apparently Vet's Best knew. They now have a complete line of pest treatments for various purposes: bathing, coat spray for prevention, kennel spray and more. You can check out the whole assortment at the link.
More importantly, read the ingredients. There are no scary elements that you can't read; the active ingredients are Peppermint Oil and Clove Extract. Used properly in a solution that delivers the product to your pets' coats, these ingredients have tremendous efficacy.
I'd like to share another quick experience we had to punctuate our success with peppermint oil, but the story is too long to tell here. If this topic fascinates you as it does me, be sure to read No More Ticks for Tanner!
Flea and Tick Spray Done Natural
Application is not a scary process of wearing rubber gloves and a face mask. It's more like aromatherapy! After you apply to your pup's coat, rub it into his fur and reapply according to their directions. My one piece of advice is to start light. You'll soon arrive at an amount of spray that works for both your comfort level and your pups. I hope you'll join me in the chant: "No more pests for pups!"
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