Natural Preventatives for Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitos and Heartworm
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- By Louise's Pet Connection
One topic you’ve heard us mention a few times before is how to get rid of fleas, ticks, and heartworms naturally once your pet's life is infested by them. But how about how to naturally prevent them from having them at all?
One topic you’ve heard us mention a few times before is how to get rid of fleas, ticks, and heartworms naturally once your pet's life is infested by them. But how about how to naturally prevent them from having them at all? Whether you’re trying to keep the mosquitos away or hiding your pet as a food source from any of these pesky blood suckers there's always a natural safe way to do so without harming your pets in the process.
You might think you have no need to worry but fleas, ticks, and mosquitos are out there. Living here in Florida we deal with our fair share of these bugs for a much longer time frame than our northern neighbors due to our warmer temperatures. Even if you have complete control over your pets environment it takes just one flea to become a much bigger problem. Walks around the block, trips to the vet and groomers, or even a friendly furry visitor to your home are all ways your pet can be exposed to either fleas or ticks. This is where natural preventatives come into play.
One of our favorite natural preventatives is a product called Flea Free. Its composition is made up of vinegar, garlic, citrus, and herbs. It’s best used when added to your pets' food everyday. What makes it so great is that it actually covers the protein in the blood that attracts fleas, but not just fleas, any blood sucking insects like ticks and mosquitos too. This supplement keeps them away and keeps them from biting therefore hiding your pet as a food source. Once you stop these bugs from finding and biting your pet you also keep them safe from contact with illnesses and diseases that these bugs are known for like parasites and heartworm. Heartworm is something your pet can only get if bitten by a mosquito carrying heartworm. Not all mosquitoes carry heartworm nor do they all bite. Using the flea free will help to keep away any blood sucking insects like mosquitoes but it's not technically considered a heartworm preventive because there's still a chance a mosquito could bite. HWF from Amber Naturalz is both an all natural treatment and preventative for heartworm. When used as a preventive it's meant to be administered every day for one week on one week off and so on during the warmer months of the year. Using one of our all natural insect sprays can also give your pet another layer of protection from any and all of these bugs. Best yet they make an excellent mosquito repellant for you too!
Now making sure you have a healthy ecosystem in place around your home also ensures none of the bad bugs end up in your surroundings. The same company that makes the Flea Free makes another product for your yard and garden. This product is quite effective at keeping mosquitoes, flies, ants, fleas, ticks, and many other insects out and away from your yard. Application is only once a month during the warmer months out of the year when these insects are at their most active. Heavy rains can mean giving your yard another spray but regular usage will mean it will ensure it works the most efficiently.
Nobody wants to have to deal with an infestation of fleas and ticks, and mosquitos can ruin anyone's perfect summer evening but using these supplements can make all the difference in you and your pets life. For any questions contact us by email or phone.
When you hear that garlic is toxic to pets, they are talking about large large quantities in one sitting. Garlic when fed in reasonable amounts is a beneficial addition to any diet you're feeding your pet. It has been used for decades by holistic vets for its natural flea repellent properties and it is also a great antioxidant and detoxifier. Garlic also promotes the production of white blood cells, acting as an immune booster for animals with low or compromised immunity.
The compound name you are referring to in garlic is Thiosulphate which in "EXTREMELY HIGH" levels can be toxic to pets, causing hemolytic anemia, destroying red blood cells. Again, High levels like 50 cloves of garlic in one sitting. People have been feeding garlic to their dogs and cats safely for decades and many healthy pet foods and treats contain safe amounts of garlic.
So to answer your question, Yes we are recommending that you feed this to your cat as we have done for many many years.
Garlic is highly toxic to cats, your not suggesting they ingest this product containing garlic are you?