The trick with flea and tick treatment is that prevention is better than the cure.
Simply treating our dogs once is not enough, we must treat our dogs regularly in order to prevent a flea or tick infestation.
Both bugs are parasites, which feed on the blood and like to live on our dogs.
In many cases, these can be treated quickly and effectively, however, if our dogs are not protected beforehand Fleas can cause repeated itching, sore red blotches and scabbing.
In cases of young pups and older/ weaker dogs, fleas can cause anaemia and could be potentially fatal.
Ticks can cause numerous side effects such as fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, stiffness and tiredness, in extreme cases it can be fatal.
There are many products on the market to prevent both fleas and ticks on our dogs, however, on doing research there are so many conflicting reviews about which work best.
Having been passionate and trained holistic therapy and natural canine care for many years, I decided to look into my own aromatherapy blending experience to see how best I could help my own dogs.
I set myself the task of producing a product that was not only 100% natural but highly effective in protecting my boys against these parasites.
After lots of trial and error, I finally came up with the blend I was looking for.
Initially, I tried this on myself, having a rare blood group makes me a tasty treat for bugs, especially in summer I do get bitten quite often, so usually have to use insect repellent sprays and antihistamines.
After successfully using the products on myself, I decided to try them on my own dogs and I was thrilled to see that it not only had the same protective qualities as anything I could buy but as it is 100% natural, I knew it was much better and safer for my pups.
This year (having more time on my hands thanks to Coronavirus) I set about developing a 100% natural Essential Dog Care pack.
The pack includes everything us dog owners need to protect our dogs and ensure we keep these parasites at bay.
Importantly, I have also included things like a natural stinky dog refresher spray, this has no harsh chemicals so it is safe to use on our dogs and around the home.
The immune boost is excellent for keeping our dogs in tip-top condition as prevention is better than the cure, so it can help to ward off conditions like arthritis.
Finally, I have included a protective paw balm, which protects and restores the skin on the dog’s pads of the paws. It acts as a moisturising barrier and can help with allergies to pollen and grass.
I firmly believe that a regular, natural and holistic approach to our dogs’ health will not only be much better for them but if used regularly as a preventative measure, it will save on vet bills in the long run.
The pack is a monthly subscription, which means it’s lovingly handmade especially for your dog by me, then delivered directly to your home, saving any hassle especially at the moment when we are being encouraged to stay at home as much as we can. What’s more, you can unsubscribe at any time.
This pack will not, however, act as a substitute for vet care, if your dog is unwell, seek professional medical veterinary advice as soon as possible.
I am currently looking for 10 volunteers to trial the Essential Dog Care pack, in exchange for your testimonial.
All you need to do is use the products for 1 month (free of charge) and then tell me how you get on.
If you miss out on this offer, I have a full range of holistic dog care products available to purchase right here in the Stardust Doggy Care shop!
Take care and see you on the next Blog