We had a late spring and summer this year, the snow just did not want to leave! We've never had to worry about fleas before (thank goodness), but Jer has been bringing home ticks from loads of lumber the past couple months and my paranoia had finally gotten the best of me. Daily checks just weren't good enough anymore, I needed to be proactive in preventing those nasty buggers from attaching themselves to the chi-chis. Luckily, a recent Facebook giveaway allowed me the opportunity to give Ark Naturals a try!
Ark Naturals was created over 15 years ago in an effort to create an almost non-existent natural pet care line. By using human grade materials, Ark Naturals was able to bring us a pet health care line free of harmful toxins. Every product manufactured is made right here in the USA.
Venus and Ocean received a bottle of flea and tick spray, "Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker!" This spray claims to repel and kill mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks on contact. Since we didn't actually have any at the moment have to worry about killing, we focused on how well this all natural spray worked at repelling. For dogs the directions indicate to spray on their fur until damp avoiding the eyes, face, mouth, and genitals. Then gently rub into their coat. To remain effective you are to reapply the spray once a week during problem seasons.
I found the spray to smell strongly of cloves and peppermint. I active ingredients of the spray are geraniol (from geraniums), eugenol (from cloves), and peppermint. I personally love cloves, so this was quite pleasant for me. And the peppermint smell was very refreshing. I found myself sniffing my hands after I rubbed it into the girls' coats! I loved that the spray is not oily, it absorbs very well.
We've been using the spray for about three weeks and I have yet to find a tick on the girls. Maybe I should try this stuff out on Jer! HA! Just kidding, of course. But we still haven't been bothered by fleas, and I haven't noticed the girls being bothered by mosquitoes lately either. So far, I would definitely call this an effective product. I am very pleased!
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