Taking a holistic approach to flea and tick prevention can be unnerving. Understanding the processes behind insect-borne illnesses, natural preventatives, and conventional medications will help you make the right decision that’s best for you and your pet.
While no approach is bullet-proof, there are measures we can take to help reduce the risk of exposure. The body’s own immune system is the best defense against illness and disease. Parasites, viruses, and bacteria cannot thrive in a healthy host. Yes, of course healthy animals can contract diseases, but the likelihood of this occurring is significantly reduced when the body is functioning properly.
The main focus of Bug Off is to provide just that; a healthy immune system. Our unique, proprietary formula contains the highest quality, human-grade, organic ingredients that help boost the immune system by supporting liver and kidney function, which in turn, helps eliminate built up toxins from the body. These ingredients help promote healthy skin and coat, supports cardiac function, and reduces environmental allergies that plague many pets during the spring/summer seasons. The aromatic plants in Bug Off will help to slowly alter your pet’s scent, making it more undesirable to insects, yet unnoticeable to humans.
Preventing insects from landing on and biting your pet in the first place is the main goal. This method of prevention is typically a multi-level approach: oral as well as topical. Best results occur when we take a holistic approach and treat the pet as a whole, not just targeting one area. For even more protection, Bug Off is best when paired with our organic Bug Off Lavender & Cedarwood topical spray, and/or a raw amber necklace (find link to these necklaces below), and some even feed small amounts of fresh garlic with success. Just keep in mind that our feline friends are more sensitive beings than dogs, so take caution to keep away from the face while applying the spritz, and look for any signs your cat may not agree with the spray.
Prevention doesn’t just stop at a supplement or topical spray. We need to be cognizant of our surroundings. Keep your pet out of tall grass, where tick infestation is inevitable. There is no amount of natural or conventional medicine that will prevent ticks from getting on your pet in this type of environment. Check your area map to see where the hot spots are located. Check your cat for fleas and ticks after time spent outside (ears, mouth, neck, behind shoulder blades, under the chest, armpits, base of the tail, and undercarriage). Most transmittable diseases occur between 24-48 hours after bite. Store the removed tick in some grain alcohol, and take it in to your veterinarian for analysis.
Important to note: Conventional flea and tick medications DO NOT prevent fleas, ticks and mosquitoes from landing on and biting your pet. These medications simply attempt to kill the insect before transmission can occur. It is not a fail-safe method, as transmittable diseases can still occur!
Directions: Feed daily with a meal for 1 month. Once the supplement has had time to build up in the system, you can start to take a break once to twice a week. This keeps the body from getting used to the supplement and reducing its effectiveness over time, much like with any other supplement or medication. If you are still seeing pests on and around your pet, you can safely double the dosage. All living beings metabolize foods differently. While one cat may do well on the recommended dosage, another may do better once it’s doubled.
Ingredients: organic nettle, organic apple cider vinegar, organic fennel, organic wheat grass, organic alfalfa, organic rosemary, organic sage, organic dill, organic basil, organic black pepper, organic cayenne pepper
Feeding Instructions: Mix with a meal once per day (based on a 1/4 teaspoon scoop). You can safely double the dose during peak flea and tick season.
- Cats: 1 scoop
WARNING: For feline use only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Consult with your veterinarian before starting any new regimen, especially if your pet is on medication. Not intended for pregnant or lactating cats.
Alfalfa contains coumarin and vitamin K which can make it effective as an anti-coagulant. Because of this, caution should be used with animals with anemia.
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Net Wt. 4 OZ (113.4g)