I don't know about you, but I'm extremely excited for the warm weather, and I think my three pups are stoked as well. We can finally go on long walks without having to worry about frostbite! The one downside about the warmer weather, however, is bugs. As flea and tick season approaches, I thought I'd share some preventative tips to keep your four-legged kids safe from pests!
Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
Essential oils are a great, natural way to keep pests at bay! Not only do they have pest-repellent properties, but they also smell amazing! Here at Paw Naturals, we offer a wide range of Phoebe's Aromatherapy essential oil products, that are locally made in Chicago. IMPORTANT NOTE: You should avoid using essential oil products on your feline friends, as they are extremely sensitive to them.
Lavender: Works to deter ticks and prevent their eggs from hatching, as well as to repel fleas. Use it in a spray, in soaps, or even in candles in order to help protect from pests this flea and tick season!
- Phoebe's Aromatherapy: Lavender, Chamomile & Vanilla aromatherapy products
Lemongrass: Even a tiny amount of Lemongrass essential oil can help to repel fleas and ticks!
- Phoebe's Aromatherapy: Lemongrass, Sage & Sea Salt aromatherapy products
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus essential oil works to deter pests - especially flying insects like mosquitoes.
- Phoebe's Aromatherapy: Eucalyptus, Mint & Cucumber aromatherapy products
Natural Flea & Tick Pet Products
At Paw Naturals we also carry a variety of different natural pest repellent products from brands that we trust - ones that we use on our own pets.
Vet's Best Flea + Tick Home Spray: Made with peppermint oil and clove extract - use on pet bedding, pillows, blankets, and carpets to repel fleas and ticks
Tropiclean Natural Flea & Tick Carpet Powder: sprinkle this powder onto your carpet and upholstery in order to help prevent and kill fleas and ticks
Earth Animal Flea & Tick Program Herbal Drops: Add these drops to your pet's food or water every day in order to protect them against pests. The herbal drops change the natural odor of your pet's blood in order to make it less attractive to fleas and ticks.
Earth Animal Flea & Tick Program Herbal Spray: A natural, DEET free bug spray that's safe for you, your pets, and even the environment. Uses a blend of essential oils in order to protect against fleas, ticks, black flies, and mosquitoes.
Earth Animal Flea & Tick Program Herbal Shampoo: A natural blend of essential oils that protect against fleas and ticks by producing a scent that insects aren't attracted to. Uses Vitamin E and Lecithin to calm inseect bites, allergies, dryness or skin irritations.
Flea & Tick Relief Options:
Tropiclean Flea & Tick Shampoos: Safe for dogs and puppies, kill fleas and ticks upon contact.
Tropiclean Flea Bite Relief Afterbath Treatment: Uses soothing oatmeal and cocoa butter to relieve itching fast, and care for bites, redness, and irritated skin
Wholistic Pet Organics Diatomaceous Earth: A supplement that's a natural source of silica, which not only helps to support healthy bones & digestion, but also relieves itching due to insect bites