Nontoxic Flea Prevention

Spring is quickly approaching, which means all kinds of insects start to appear around us and our pets. Here are some great tips to safely keep the biggest dog pest away: fleas.

When your dog ends up with fleas, it may seem easy to grab flea treatment suck as Frontline for your dog. You know the name, but do you know what’s in the product? If you’ve tried these products before, it’s very likely you’ve seen the dangerous effects the harmful chemicals can have on your pet, and possibly you. Children are especially at risk due to proximity and age. So what safe treatments are out there? We have a few here at the Barkery that are both safe and effective.

  • Seresto Flea Collars are our number one recommendation for an effective flea preventative. Whether you’re preventing or treating fleas, Seresto’s unique technology provides your pet continuous protection from fleas for 8 months in the safest way possible.
  • Diatomaceous Earth is a powder for your garden or outdoors. If an insect with an exoskeleton comes in contact with diatomaceous earth, they die. At the same time, humans and dogs can rub it all over our skin, rub it in our hair, and even eat it – and we are unharmed.
  • Cedarcide  is a 100% organic cedar oil product that both kills and repels bugs. It’s great for spraying directly on your pet or around the house.
  • Biopel naturally repels fleas, flies, ants and mosquitos with no harsh chemicals and is safe for use around pets and children.

The National Resources Defense Council has also published a list of safe flea and tick treatments for your dog. Click here for more info.

So keep your pets happy, healthy and flea-free this spring! Stop in the Barkery for 10% off all flea & tick products during the month of March!