The other day I wrote about non-toxic flea treatments and one of the treatments I mentioned is Bright Eyes Pet Wellness, which is playing an instrumental role in the Parvo clean up happening at our home. Bright Eyes Pet Wellness creates a non-toxic flea and tick treatment that we’re using on our dogs. I’ve heard that fleas are going to be out in full force this year and I want to be prepared, but I don’t want our dogs to suffer during that preparation.
About Bright Eyes Pet Wellness
“Bright Eyes Pet Wellness’ Natural Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs & Cats is a safe, effective, natural alternative to chemical pesticides. It contains a powerful blend of wild-crafted essential oils that have been used for thousands of years to repel bugs and other pests. It’s ingredients are proven to fight fungus, bacteria, viruses and cancer. “
It can also be used as a topical analgesic, hot-spot treatment, and it repairs damaged skin from minor bites, wounds, scrapes.
Bright Eyes Pet Wellness and Parvo
Many of the essential oils are HIGHLY antiviral, and can help the body do a better job of getting rid of the disease, because of the natural immune boosting properties. I learned from Bright Eyes Pet Wellness that I can put a few drops of the solution (2 -3) in a nebulizer, or diffuser, and it will kill the virus in the air as well as give our pets some beneficial aromatherapy!
I was told that I can use it on myself as well; spray it over my clothing before and after coming in contact with the puppy and I’ve already sprayed our dogs. It smells great.
How much does it cost?
10 ounces of Bright Eyes Pet Wellness’ Natural Flea & Tick Spray for Dog & Cats retails for $7.64. You can also purchase a 1 ounce bottle for $4.24.
How often do we use it?
Since we have a Parvo puppy, a representative from Bright Eyes Pet Wellness has recommended using it everyday, and spraying everyone down at least once or twice (including the puppy). For all of the dogs, their hair facilitates the entry of essential oils into their system. They will start killing the virus from the inside, and boosting the immune system at the same time. Because traces of the EO’s will also be on their coat, the spray helps reduce the risk of accidental transmission through contact, which could start up another round of the virus.
Under more normal circumstances for just treating fleas & ticks, Bright Eyes Pet Wellness has found that spraying the pet down once every few days has been pretty effective. One spray down every few days at this time of the season should be effective. Start out with that, and gradually increasing it if needed, depending on what bug conditions are like in our area this season. It’s also been suggested that we take it with us on walks and hikes, because it can be used for contact with poison ivy, bug bites, and is a natural antihistamine. If the pet does get a flea or tick, spray the bug directly with a few spritzes of the spray, and watch it die Each time we use it, we are working to purify the animals blood, improving the body’s natural ability to repel.
The reason natural flea & tick products need to be used more often is because the molecules are lighter. They evaporate or get processed through the system faster than chemical-based products. Therefore, reapplying often is necessary. It only takes a few seconds per pet. Just shake and spray!
More clean up
Lots of Clorox and other cleaning products to clean the floors, toys, dishes, bedding, and our clothes and shoes. I’ve been cleaning for 3 days now and I’m still not finished. Our house looks and smells great! By the way, Lysol doesn’t kill the Parvo virus.
More that I’ve learned about Parvo
I also ready shared with you what I learned about Parvo when Riley was first diagnosed. Since then, I’ve learned more.
1) I was wrong to expect that this would be beat in 48 hours. The vet told me this to give me an estimate to pay, not an estimate to a cure. I was so anxious for good news that I latched on to these hours and my heart was broken when I learned that she’d be there longer.
2) I spoke with our dogs animal communicator, Jo Spencer, and she shared…”When they get their inoculations as puppies, which can either be parvo on it’s own or part of a 5 in 1 shot. Remember the puppy has to be completely healthy as the time of the inoculation as the vaccine is a live virus injected in a very small dose. The pups immune system will build up antibodies to the injected small dose if they are healthy but if the pup is already harbouring parvo and just not showing symptoms yet, you are giving the puppy more parvo. Like Rabies vaccine, parvo being a live vaccine needs time to become viable. With rabies and most other live vaccines we normally calculate 6 to 10 days for the cover to become effective and in that time they are still open to attack from the virus.”
3) Parvo isn’t something that is overcome in a couple of days. I’m expecting that Riley will be back home by the end of the week (5 days in the hospital). Because Parvo is a virus, it won’t be over come in 48 hours. I compare it to a cold; we’re feeling punky for a week, we take medicine not to get rid of the cold, but to make us more comfortable while our bodies are battling the cold. Riley’s doctors are keeping her comfortable and monitoring her 24/7 while allowing the Parvo virus to run it’s course.
How it works…
Citronella, Rosemary, Lemongrass, and Lavender are among many that are the most effective against fleas. Citronella has been recognized by the EPA as a bio-pesticide, and has been effective against almost any bug for thousands of years. The oils that are in the product penetrate the bugs exoskeleton. They then block the neurotransmitters only found in insects. Clove and Cedarwood oil contain high amounts of the compounds that block the neurotransmitters. The insects brain is unable to communicate, rendering the bug useless and dead is just a few seconds. Insects instinctively recognize EO’s as bad for them, and tend to stay away, hence the oils’ repelling abilities. Why isn’t this in the big pet stores?
Update on Riley
Riley is still hanging in there. She has her good days and her not so good days, but I’m confident, because the doctors are confident.
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support; it has helped me stand tall, strong, and positive through this ordeal.