And so it begins – dry hot weather and the onset of little buggies, just trying to get at your furbaby. Warm weather and the outdoors are a perfect combo for the little critters. Before you get bugged, or if you discover a problem, come into Kriser’s and ask a Pack Member which is the best natural product for your pet.
Here is a quick breakdown of the products we carry and recommend:
Alzoo Ez-On repels fleas and ticks, with a combination of natural essential oils and compounds, including gereniol, an alcohol which smells like roses, peppermint oil and almond oil. Available in a packet of three single-dose squeeze applicators. Available in two different varieties specifically formulated for your dog or cat.
Ark Naturals Neem ‘Protect’ Shampoo is a gentle, non-drying formula that cleans dirt and oil from the pet’s skin. The active ingredient, neem oil, naturally kills and repels fleas and ticks. If there is a current infestation, lather up your pet and let it sit for five minutes to kill off the bugs. Coconut oil in the product will also help moisturize and heal. Ark Naturals Neem ‘Protect’ Spray features neem and citronella oils to also kill and repel fleas and ticks. Great for dogs, but use both products with caution on cats.
FLIXX Insect Repellent Spray featured citronella and cedar oil, naturally kills and repels fleas and ticks, specifically for your dogs. Flixx is not diluted with water so a little bit goes a long way.
K9 Granola Factory Procare Series Flea & Tick Organic Chewables (that’s a mouthful!) are little bone-shaped biscuits that combine brewer’s yeast and garlic for a scent bugs hate. Garlic also improves the dog’s immune system. Pests usually go after a weaker hosts body, so a stronger system can result in a lower chance of being a bug’s target.
*Not available in all locations.
Mauro Natural Dog Care Pet Repellent Dry Shampoo uses diatomaceous earth to destroy the exoskeleton of fleas and ticks ultimately killing them. Essence of Lavender, Neem and Yarrow oils promote a healthy coat between baths and protects against pests. We recommend this for dogs only.
Richard’s Organics Flea & Tick Spray and Shampoo use natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, clove oil and eugenol to naturally kill and repel fleas and ticks. In the shampoo, Vitamin E and lanolin helps sooth irritated, itchy skin.