Do you think your dog may have suffered an allergic reaction to the chemical flea and tick control medications you are using?
Risks connected to the use of chemical flea and tick prevention drugs and medication
The newest generation of pesticides are being marketed as far less harmful than the old ones, but they are being deeply misrepresented as harmless.
Click here to read what the analysis and summary of the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to say about "Are spot-on flea and tick killers" safe and the dangers and risks of using chemical medications on your pet - this information has been known to the drug industry and many vets since as far back as 2002; including a break down of the pesticides and ingredients used by some of the larger drug companies including Frontline and Advantage.
Unsuspecting pet owners acting in good faith
Unsuspecting pet owners acting in good faith who have dogs with fleas, flea allergies and or flea and tick related skin problems are regularly spending hundreds of dollars with their vets on a variety of drugs.
- Chemical flea protection products.
- Steroids for treating flea allergies.
- Antibiotics for treating bacterial infections and hot spots.
- Tranquilizers to sooth the itchiness and emotional trauma and stress caused by infestations.
The sad but all too truthful fact, is that these toxic medications take a very serious toll on pets' internal organs, particularly their livers and immune systems; and their problems become a never-ending vicious circle of medication and illness.
In fact its more than likely, that your vet has prescribed and sold you some of these lethal concoctions for your precious pet. You may be one of the increasing number of pet owners who have seen their pet have one or more of the following reactions within a short time of being given flea medication.
- Twitching, Convulsions and Seizures.
- Burnt and scared skin.
- Fevers and high temperatures.
- Excessive salivation.
- Poor appetite.
You may even be one of the unfortunate owners of one of the ever increasing number of dogs which have actually died from chemical flea and tick protection medications.
Treating dogs with fleas, ticks and mosquitoes the natural way
So what is the best and safest way to go?
I have found from experience the best way is to protect your pet using a product that is relatively new but it seems to have amazing results. Its called Only Natural flea and tick tag.
What makes this flea tag so darn good? as well as being a 100% safe alternative at a fraction of the cost of chemical spot-ons and flea pills, here are just a few other vital points:
- it repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitos and all external parasites
- it lasts up to one year
- it is non-toxic and chemical free
- it doesn't smell and is water resistant
- it is 100% safe with no side-effects
- it is effective with dogs and cats of any age (including newborns), any weight and also sick, convalescing and pregnant pets
- there is no need to wash your hands after touching it or to stop your kids from playing with their pet.
This is what you need to do
It is of paramount importance that your pet is completely clean and free of fleas/ticks and any of their off-spring in their life cycles before placing a Flea and tick tag on its collar.
A good way to start is to
- Bath your pet with an herbal shampoo follwed by a herbal conditioner. A quick bath wont do the trick, the secret is to lather up your pet and leave the shampoo on for a minimum of five minutes preferably longer. This way all fleas and any invisible eggs and larvae which form part of the flea cycle will crack open and die. This is a good time to give your pet a gentle massage and to increase your bonding with him.
- Follow up with an herbal spot-on treatment, which will give your pet protection during the build-up time needed for the technology to fully kick in.
It is important to bear in mind a quick bath and the use of collars or combs are not sufficient to kill off existing parasites.
The last thing you want to do is to leave living parasites or any of their off-spring on you pet when you first attach a flea and tick tag to its collar. Doing this will only create a batch of parasitic larvae which will have acclimatised to the magnetic field building up around your pet and you will end up fleas on your dog which will be immune to the technology of the tags.
This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com