Stocking a wide assortment of effective and safe flea and tick products can help keep pets parasite free.
Flea & Tick Shampoo from Gold Medal Pets kills bacteria on the skin while moisturizing and relieving itch. One of its primary active ingredients is pyrethrin insecticide, which comes from the Chrysanthemum flower and paralyzes the nerve system of insects. The ingredients are organic with no harmful chemicals. The shampoo comes in a 1.7-oz. bottle and its packaging was redesigned in 2016.
NaturVet’s Herbal Flea Spray can be used on both dogs and cats. Its combination of essential oils—lemongrass oil, rosemary oil, cedarwood oil and white thyme oil—helps to repel fleas naturally while deodorizing with an herbal fragrance. Herbal Flea Spray is safe to use directly on pets and can be used on any pet bedding such as pillows, blankets, foam beds and cat condos.
Repel-35 Insect Control Spray from Bio-Groom keeps dogs safe from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats and flies for up to 35 days. The spray is enriched with lanolin and aloe vera to create a gentle, non-irritating, water-based formula. It’s not greasy, sticky or smelly. Repel-35 uses human-made synthetic pyrethrin called permethrin, which has low water solubility. It’s safe for dogs 12 weeks and older.
Ark Naturals’ Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! is a topical spray that kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on contact. It was developed as a natural alternative to chemical pesticides and chemical, topical insect repellents. The spray is environmentally friendly. It has a mild, fresh fragrance and leaves no oily residue.
Catego from H&C Animal Health is a fast-acting flea, tick and chewing lice topical parasiticide made specifically for cats. It contains the active ingredients dinotefuran, fipronil and pyriproxyfen and kills fleas and ticks within six hours. Catego works to break the flea life cycle by killing fleas before they have the chance to bite. It works on cats over 1.5 lbs and eight weeks of age and lasts for a full month. Catego is available in three packs and six packs.
Central Garden & Pet’s Bio Spot Active Care Collars kill fleas and flea eggs for up to seven months. The adjustable collars also kill adult ticks, larvae and nymphs for up to six months. There are two sizes for dogs to fit necks up to 25 inches, and one for cats with a breakaway feature for outdoor cats. The waterproof collars are for pets over 12 weeks old.
Natural Flea & Tick Squeeze-On from Muntech is made from natural essential oils, including mint oil, cinnamon oil and lemongrass oil. Suitable for dogs of all ages, it is used to kill and repel fleas, ticks and bed bugs, plus prevent flea and tick re-infestation for up to one month. It can be used one to two times monthly and comes with five vials for up to five months of treatment.
PetzLife’s Herbal Defense Powder is a safe, non-toxic, herbal recipe that’s made in the USA and makes pets’ skin undesirable to biting insects. It’s safe for use on dogs and cats of all ages. Mix with a pet’s food or treats twice a day for five days. The powder gives protection for one to two months and takes effect in five to ten days.