Toxic Flea and Tick Products Vs. Natural Alternatives
There are many natural alternatives to toxic flea and tick products and yet, most veterinarians recommend chemical spot-on flea and tick treatments like Frontline, Advantage and Advantix, Frontline, etc. to keep pets flea (and/or tick) free. However, these spot-on flea and tick treatments have a dirty little secret I was surprised some many pet families still are not aware of.
Several years ago the EPA issued an advisory about spot-on products after receiving over 44,000 reports of adverse reactions, including 600 deaths. The reason? The majority of flea and tick products contain toxic pesticides!
Side effects of from using these products include, vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation, loss of appetite, itching, biting or chewing at the application site, rash at the application site, and lethargy. In some cases, they can even cause seizures and death. That’s a risk I would never want to take with my dogs.
So what’s the answer to effective and yet safe methods to keeping fleas and ticks deterred from your companion animals?
First and most important answer is, putting the laws of health/nature into practice with your dog(s) – foremost being proper, species specific nutrition because it is the foundation of good health – which means a strong and balanced immune system that will keep pests and parasites under control.
However, since nature’s ways are slow (but always sure), in the mean time there are many natural alternatives to toxic flea and tick products that can be used to deter fleas and ticks while your pets are detoxing and building up their immune system.
One of these safe but effective methods is the EasyDefenseâ„¢ Tag. Â This tag uses a powerful bio-energetic process of energetic frequencies that areÂ safe, 100% natural and proven effective! It repels fleas and ticks without dangerous pesticides or any adverse side effects. ItÂ works by raising your dog’s (or cat’s) bioenergy frequencies to create a natural barrier around your pet that fleas, ticks, sandflies and mosquitoâ€™s aren’t attracted to.
To protect dogs and cats of any age, just clip the tag to your pet’s collar. It will continue to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to one full year.
Important Note If Your Pet Has Fleas:
The EasyDefense Tag is designed for flea prevention, not eliminating infestations. If your pet is already infested by fleas, their environment is also infested, and the tag on its own will not be enough to mitigate the infestation. To eliminate existing flea infestations, we strongly recommend complementing the tag with other natural flea removal products, most especially the All-in-One Flea Remedy.
For other safe, natural flea and tick deterrents approved and promoted by The Whole Dog, Â go HERE.