Scary Facts about Flea Medicine

While it can be tempting to use commercial flea treatments, many of these are loaded with chemicals. They are so harmful in fact that the employees of the manufacturer must wear protective clothing & respirators.

Pet Flea collars will be phased out over the next year or two per an agreement reached by the EPA and several manufacturers.

What is topical flea medicine doing to your pet?


Flea Medicine Burn

Many “popular brands” such as Trifexis & K9 Advantix as well as some essential oils have sides effects such as staggering gait, lethargy, burns, respiratory disturbances, vomiting, salivation, muscle tremors, seizures and more.

Flea medicine not working?

Many pet parents are reporting their topical (aka spot on) flea treatments are not working at all or for only a few weeks vs. the month as stated on the package.

Package instructions: Years ago I recall a statement on the package stating the flea medication will not work properly if your pet has had a bath or went swimming 48 hours before and/or after application!

You don’t want to double dose and yet you need an answer right?! In our flea article we have outlined the flea life cycle, cleaning tasks to remove fleas and natural ways to keep fleas at away from your pets, home and yard.

It is my belief that the toxic effects of flea treatments and the like have wreaked havoc on our pets immune system and fleas are becoming immune to these chemicals.

Å strong immune system will play a key role in fighting fleas and protect your pet from other health issues!

Let me repeat that. Your pets immune systems will play a key role! Fleas are more attracted to those with a weak immune system. A healthy digestive system improves your pet immunity.

Currently have a flea bite that is “bugging” your pet?

Flea bite relief ointment comes with some side effects too. Some contain steroids which could suppress your pets immune system and causes problems such as liver damage, obesity or heart attack.

This holistic vet formulated spray will help relieve itching from bug bites or hot spots. I got a bottle for my dog but have used it on myself for a few cuts. I feel like it helped speed up the healing process.
A natural bite relief product you can use is coconut oil. If they lick it no problem, many holistic vets recommend coconut oil for its many health benefits. The only downside is it could rub off on clothes and furniture if you use too much.

Is flea treatment required for pet care?

All dog walking & pet sitting clients in Carlsbad & San Marcos area must meet two health requirements. Those are 1) proof of rabies and 2) be free of fleas. Please understand these requests are made in the best interest of your pet as well as other pets we may care for or encounter.

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