Sunny days and the beginnings of green grass mean spring is just around the corner!

As you get out and about enjoying the sunshine, don’t forget that the better weather also brings out all kinds of creepy crawlies – including fleas and ticks!

Ticks are infamous for carrying dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and erlichiosis, while fleas are incredibly easy to pick up – even if your dog has a regular bath schedule and vet check-ups. Flea and tick infestations can be hard to get rid of so don’t wait to start treatment until your pet is suffering miserably; now is the time to start prevention.

If your pet does end up with fleas, it can be really tempting to grab a box of Frontline to treat your pet. But you might not know that brands like Frontline are toxic and can be harmful to not only your pet – but your whole family. Many of these name brand treatments contain “isoxazoline.” This chemical compound is very effective at shutting down an insect’s nervous system and killing it, but it can also cause neurological side effects in your home! Many pet owners have reported that their dogs experienced seizures or muscle tremors; several also saw visible gastrointestinal distress symptoms as well: vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

Here at Brookside Barkery & Bath, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with superb, all-natural pet products – even when it comes to flea and tick treatment.

Brookside Barkery and Bath is here to make sure your home stays safe, happy, and healthy. We carry several flea and tick prevention options – one favorite is our Bayer Seresto Collar. Cat and dog owners alike find these collars to be very effective through rain or swimming since they can last for up to eight months! Plus, the spray from Wondercide is proven to kill, repel, and prevent 98-100% of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes without harmful chemicals, protecting your loved ones smartly and safely.

Check out the wide variety of options we carry in our online store – or visit us in person! We’d be more than thrilled to answer any questions you might have.