It’s flea and tick season in much of the country, and pet owners are beginning to use products such as Frontline or Advantage to combat these pests on their pets. While these products are effective, please be aware that they are also loaded with chemicals.
Last week, the EPA issued a cautionary statement about these products and their safety, and began investigating the recent increase in reports of adverse reactions.
For a more indepth look of what this means, Dr. Patty Khuly, a small animal veterinarian in Miami, FL and founder of the veterinary blog Dolittler, posted an excellent article on her blog.
I’ve been researching natural alternatives to chemical flea and tick products for the past few weeks. I’m trying to find products to recommend to you that are both effective and safe. Not everything that’s natural is safe for your pets, and until I’m sure that the products I’m looking at meet both requirements, I won’t recommend them to you. I’ll share what I find with you as soon as I can.