- Killer Flea Products Effects
Do Flea Products/Drops Kill Fleas or Your Pets??
Whenever you place that convenient single drop on the back of your cat or dog's neck, you are risking your wonderful companion's life. Did you know that you have just compromised your pet's nervous and immune systems?
- Chipped Pets Tumors
Highly aggressive tumors developed around the microchip implants of two American dogs, killing one of the pets and leaving the other terminally ill. Their owners --- and pathology and autopsy reports --- have suggested a link between the chips and the formation of the fast-growing cancers.
Pet owners are naturally concerned about the health of their dog, cat or horse and when new products are
launched to offer help in dealing with common pet hazards including fleas, ticks and parasites many are willing to
give it a shot. However, many popular pet products in spray and drop forms actually contain hazardous toxins that
can lead to long-term health defects and in some cases cancer. Another product that has recently been found to
cause tumors in pets is microchips that act as a “lojack” for dogs and cats that go missing. Though the technology
sounds great the actual insertion of a microchip into an animal has proven to be very dangerous.
Many pets including cats and dogs have recurring problems with fleas and ticks. Their fur is a veritable paradise
for these annoying mites and if the pet is accustomed to the outdoors chances are he will be bringing in unwanted
buddies when he’s done roaming the woods or lawn. There is no shortage of flea and tick products that are available
for treating this condition in the form of sprays, collars and even liquid drops but many can have adverse effects
on the animal including seizures and comas. Before applying any flea or tick product to your pet know the chemicals
in the product and check with your vet before using.
Another problem with sprays and liquid drops used to kill off fleas and ticks is that over time the mites become
immune to the chemicals being used against them and in turn the “remedy” is actually creating a new “super” flea
that won’t be affected by the spray. These ticks are even more dangerous since a new formula for treating the new
bug can be months away. New products have the potential to cause breakthroughs in treating common pet hazards but
can also be quite dangerous to the health of your pet.
The good news for pet owners is that traditional, holistic and naturopathic remedies still exist in the form of
flea baths, powders and non-toxic sprays. There’s almost no danger to bathing your pet in tomato juice to rid him
of a skunk spray and consequently natural powders and herbal treatments that have been around for centuries still
get the job done when it comes to treating a dog or cat for fleas and ticks. Hold off on grabbing the latest
product simply because it is new. Let the smoke of commercial hype settle before testing a potentially hazardous
product on your furry friend.