As I’m writing this post, I’m trying to breath through a cloud of several colognes and perfumes competing with each other. I have hay fever, which is acting as a nice defense; but a stuffy nose can’t keep the smell of everyone’s morning routine from starting a lovely sinus headache. This line of thought made me want to ask people why they wear so much, but I know the answer. They don’t realize that they have too much on.
I stopped wearing perfume, because I didn’t like the fact that I may not realize that I’m wearing too much and I didn’t trust my coworkers or commute buddies let me know when I’ve over done it on the morning spritz. After I stopped wearing perfume, I started to wonder what was in perfume – what chemicals are soaking into my skin. And that lead me to think about the flea & tick spot treatment we apply to our dogs. Is it safe?
Did you know that using flea & tick spot treatment is said to shorten our dogs lives by 25%?
I recently read this stat and although I think most statistics are full of crap, the idea that our dogs will leave several years shorter due to these chemicals is unacceptable. My childhood dog, Jackson, lived less than 8 years, because we didn’t realize that we were poisoning him inside and out.
So I asked around and found several companies who create a non toxic flea & tick treatments for our dogs. A few have offered free samples for me to try and I hope to include some in future giveaways. This is supposed to be a banner year for fleas and non toxic flea & tick treatments would fly off the shelves if it were available – and guess what! they are available and affordable. I was excited to find treatments that didn’t require our dogs to ingest garlic, which our vet assures us isn’t safe.
Non Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments
If you try any of these non toxic flea & tick treatments, please let me know. I’d love to publish your review on Keep the Tail Wagging!