Tick and flea had been an enormous issue for our domestic pets by causing nuisance and various skin lesions. Many products in the market are claiming effective eradicating of these parasites and gained a tremendous amount of interest from pet owners worldwide.
However, ever since the use of modern pesticides, we gradually find out more about its adverse effect we didn’t notice about it earlier. Take a look at this article about pet mortality from an anti-tick product.
Stop and think, what are the possible side effect of such wonderful product that the producers are trying to hide from you.
The chemical we are using today is called Acaricides, these are pesticides that kill members of the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes ticks and mites. Acaricides are used both in medicine and agriculture, although the desired selective toxicity differs between the two fields.
Members of acaricides include Permethrin, Ivermectin, Carbamate，Dienochlor, Formamidine, Organophosphate and etc.
Further research into the above-mentioned chemical shows that by exhibiting its properties in killing and harming the pest, it can also cause a similar adverse effect to our beloved pet and even ourselves!
Interesting story: Acaricides are also being used in attempts to stop rhinoceros poaching. Holes are drilled into the horn of a sedated rhino and acaricide is pumped in and pressurized. Should the horn be consumed by humans as in traditional Chinese medicine, it is expected to cause nausea, stomachache, and diarrhea, or convulsions, depending on the quantity, may even lead to fatalities.
According to Natural Resources Defense Council, there are studies that show organophosphates and carbamates can harm the nervous system. Children can be especially vulnerable because their nervous systems are still developing. Furthermore, the certain chemical had proven to have carcinogenic properties which may eventually link to cancer.
Now we knew that these chemicals may cause more harm than bringing benefits. So, what are the possible ways to avoid harmful chemical yet getting rid of tick and flea?
The answer lies in the gift from mother earth, the naturally occurring pesticide. Pine and tea tree was the best of all.
Natural therapeutic grade Pine extracts showed properties of antibacterial, analgesic, energizing, antiseptic, and aromatic properties. Dermatologists often prescribe this oil for treating psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, poor skin, scabies, sores, and fleas. It gives you a balanced, smooth, renewed, and shiny skin and can also act as an antioxidant for free radicals which have a negative impact on skin.
In the other hand, Tea tree oil is also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds, which is why it’s one of the top antibacterial essential oils. According to a lab study conducted in Italy that investigated the efficacy of tea tree oil against lice and its eggs, A higher concentration of tea tree oil was able to induce the failure of 50 percent of the eggs to hatch.
At Saintail, we concentrated on Pet’s happiness and healthiness. We had abandoned the use of chemical pesticide in view of its toxicity and potentially harmful effects to both pet and human, instead, we provide anti-tick and flea shampoo that contained therapeutic grade Pine and Tea Tree essential oil that’s proven effective from various studies. We believed that a healthy pet and a healthy owner is the perfect combination.
Lastly, if your pet had the following symptoms after use of commercialized anti-tick and flea shampoo, such as salivating, dilated pupils, tremors, vomiting, hiding, shivering, and skin irritation, contact your veterinarian immediately.