I think many of us have read or heard (or both) that flea and tick preventive products available for dog owners are poison. The use of these products are shortening our dogs’ life span; some claim that their dog died after a treatment.
- Trifexis (once a month flea, heart worm, parasite prevention)
- Topical flea and tick treatment (pesticide)
- Flea collars, powders and dips
I said this on Facebook the other day – blogging is a blessing and a curse. The amount of information floating in my head doesn’t even begin to touch what we need to know to raise happy, healthy dogs, but it’s enough to direct me to more natural ways to raise our dogs.
Flea and tick season is fast approaching and although I’ve been told many times that fleas don’t like raw fed dogs, I’m not willing to take a chance. Yet. I had an opportunity to try Only Natural Pet Herbal Defense Squeeze-On Large Dog in exchange for this review. It was great timing, because it’s spring, 80 degree weather (totally not natural for April) reminded us that flea and tick season is coming, and the flea and tick treatment we’ve used for years is no longer available.
Because we’ve used natural flea and tick repellents with success for 3 year, I was confident that we were making the right choice by switching to Only Natural Pet, because…
- Only Natural Pet’s herbal flea repellent is only $19.99 for 3 treatments
- I don’t worry about our dogs having a reaction or being burned when I apply it
- It’s safer than the alternative, especially for dogs who have a compromised immune system due to cancer or another illness / infection
The only bummer about Only Natural Pet’s herbal flea repellent is that it’s pretty greasy (it clears up in a couple days), so don’t spill any of it on the floors and it needs to be reapplied after a bath. But I’m okay with both of these, because the alternative frightens me.
We’ve been using this product for a few weeks and it’s working so far. J thinks it’s because the fleas haven’t started hopping yet. What he doesn’t realize and I just learned that fleas are active year around and that I just don’t treat as often during the winter.
Have you discovered a natural flea and tick remedy?
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