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Summers Coming and so are Fleas and Ticks

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Here is an overview of when we recommend for Fleas and Ticks.

Flea Facts to make you itchy and scratchy!

On the whole, fleas have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. An adult flea will not come out to say “Hello” until there is a host, staying in a cocoon helps keep them safe until a bloody meal is on offer for them, like something from a horror movie, one that makes you all itchy and scratchy. Once a flea has eaten, they can mate, lay eggs and the whole process continues. Eggs take anywhere from one to ten days to hatch, weather depending. A warmer temperature and humidity is preferred. A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. (Gross but pretty darn impressive)

Rethinking Flea and Tick Prevention Revolutionising Natural Pet Health Mr Slobberchops is at the forefront of innovative pet products. Our Integrative Flea and Intestinal Hygiene System, offers a multi-levelled approach to the flea and tick market, creating products for the whole dog.

Flea and Tick Collars

Our best-selling flea and tick collars provide continuous, chemical-free protection for up to 8 months. Using a gentle plant-based formula, our collars release active ingredients to deter ticks, lice, larvae and mosquitoes. Waterproof and adjustable: one size fits all.

We prefer our dogs to be naked at home, so we put the collars on when we go out for a walk. Any excess collar that you may cut off to fit size, can be put into dog bed / hoover safely secured to prevent chewing.

Don’t Bug Me Now Spray

Our number 1 best-selling tick and flea prevention. Originally made for the humans, the dogs & the pony. We have recently received a review from a lovely gentleman explaining that it made his beard super soft and fluffy…….whilst we cannot advertise for use on humans, this feedback nearly made us re-think our strategy. Apply before a walk to ward off bugs and pests. Used in conjunction with our integrative products, the Don’t Bug Me Now spray adds an invaluable layer of protection for your dog.

Beautifully scented spray for dog, human and the home. Use sparingly due to canines' sensitive nose and never on cats. Ingredients: Organic essential oils including Rose Geranium, Lemongrass, Neem, Peppermint in an Aloe base with filtered water. 250ml

Amber Collars

Amber Collars are used as an extra preventative.

Repel ticks and fleas.

Chemical free.

Long lasting (One to two years depending on the dog!)

Made of genuine Baltic Amber

100% natural, long lasting solution to the problem that is completely safe for use in the home environment.

Amber collar has a dual action in treating ticks and fleas. Extremely popular in Europe, this sturdy, 100% authentic Baltic amber collar can be safely worn by dogs and cats.

How to measure: The sizes go up in 5cm increments, measure as you would for a normal collar putting two fingers underneath easily.

Aromatic repellent.

Amber stones contain natural essential oils called terpenes - the resinous smell of the amber.

It derives from the friction of the amber with the pets fur. The smell of the terpenes makes ticks feel uncomfortable.

By the way, ticks can smell!

They do not have a nose like ours but they do have a so-called Haller-organ located on its front legs. This organ helps the tick to perceive the smell of a potential victim.

Electrostatic repellent

As the amber rubs against the animals fur it generates a mild electrical charge which has been discovered as a flea and tick deterrent in dogs and cats. It is completely undetectable to the animal but gives the tick/flea a shock and they fall off. Amber’s electrical properties were documented by the Ancient Greeks who called it Electron. It usually takes two weeks or more of full-time wear to have maximum repelling properties. The longer the pet wears the collar the better the smell distributes throughout the fur and the better the bite protection. If you are not a fan of chemical parasite treatments this could be the answer for you. There are knots tied between each stone so in the unfortunate event of the collar breaking the stones will not scatter everywhere.

Put the collar in the sun for a few hours as often as possible to recharge the amber. • Please note - This collar should not be used as a control device, do not attach a lead to it, even though it is very strong we cannot guarantee its safety if used with a lead. Colours may differ.

Flea & Tick Spot On

A mix of pure essential oils as a spot-on.

Use as part of preventative measure for fleas and ticks.

Vet Approved Ingredients Oils of: lemongrass 3%, eucalyptus 3%, peppermint 3%, lavender 1%. Can be used alongside Mr Slobberchops Collars for those tick magnets. S/M For dogs 5kg to 22kg M/L For dogs 22kg and upwards

Avoid use in pregnant, lactating bitches and puppies under 12 weeks. Keep away from children. Do not swallow or apply to broken skin. Avoid eyes. Any adverse reaction, discontinue use

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