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Dr Mercola Healthy Pets Flea and Tick Defense For Pets 237ml

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Dr Mercola Healthy Pets Flea and Tick Defense For Pets 237ml

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Mercola Healthy Pets Flea & Tick Defense Spray formula of natural oils from the Amazon rainforest is a safe and natural pest deterrent for your pet. It is not the individual elements that make Flea & Tick Defense so effective, it’s the expert blending and balancing of the Brazilian oils with the pure water that makes this product so effective.

Flea & Tick Defense Spray will provide good pest repellent protection; however, it will need to be reapplied every 2 to 3 days or as needed. It must also be reapplied if your pet gets wet. However, it is great choice for, say, a walk through the woods where there are a lot of pests, on a day walk, or a weekend camping trip.

Ingredients include:

Lemongrass oil –not only does it help to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes it also promotes a shiny, healthy coat.

Cinnamon oil – a versatile essential oil which is an effective environmentally-friendly ingredient that helps deter mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other pests from attacking your dog or cat.

Sesame oil – a rich, almost odourless oil derived from tiny sesame seeds. When combined with other essential oils it helps protect against pests and promotes the health of your pet’s skin and coat.

Castor oil – castor oil has been used for years by veterinarians. When combined with other oils, helps to repel a variety of pests.

Purified water –only the purest water is used to help blend and properly balance the unique formula of essential oils.

You need to be very careful when selecting a pest preventive for your pet. If too much of any one ingredient is not blended properly, your pet's skin could become irritated. The types of oils and correct percentages of oils blended together are not only important for assuring efficacy, but also safety - especially for cats.

Dr Mercola's Flea & Tick Defense can be used by itself or in combination with other Mercola Healthy Pets pest repellent products for maximum protection.




How Fleas and Ticks Pick Your Pet

To understand how to best prevent these pests from attacking your dog or cat, we need to look at how they detect their victims. Fleas and ticks have several mechanisms they use to detect their hosts, and one of the most important ones by far is odour (olfaction). Fleas and ticks have olfactory receptor neurons narrowly tuned to specific odours they innately search for. Their simple olfactory systems consist of about 20 sensilla located on their first pair of legs. If this simple odour detection system senses something other than what it's been tuned for, the fleas and ticks will reject the host. And this is how many of the flea and tick repellents on the market work today… they mask the specific odours on your pet that pests are searching for in the environment. If the formula is effective, fleas and ticks cannot smell, taste, or even identify the host they're seeking. So, they simply ignore your dog or cat.

Though there are many “harsh chemical solutions,” I have found some herbal repellents that work just as well, if not better. Karen Becker’s Criteria For The Ultimate Pest Repellent Let's start with a checklist for what I would consider the ultimate flea, tick, and mosquito deterrent and removal package... Has NO synthetic chemicals Does not produce harmful effects when pets lick their skin Contains ingredients formulated by nature Is available without a prescription and can be used daily Has a pleasant odour but is designed to create an undesirable scent to pests Needs to be fit for use on pet bedding and does not stain fur Flea & Tick Defense has a bit of an exotic story behind it -- it's based on a formula created in the Amazon rainforest. The indigenous Brazilian people living in the rainforest have always dealt with pests in their environment. The lush forests and tropical climate are perfect breeding grounds for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Many of the people live in dwellings without doors or windows... inviting pests to have free access to their homes. Yet, for centuries, the people have used a uniquely effective method to protect themselves from these pests – a combination of oils from their native surroundings – the same healthy oils used to formulate Flea & Tick Defense. The formula is created using a special blend of “pet-friendly” Brazilian natural oils, based on centuries of successful use in one of the most hostile, pest-ridden environments imaginable. If it works in the Amazon rainforest, it certainly will provide your pet with an excellent deterrent for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and even flies.

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Ingredients lemongrass oil, cinnamon oil, sesame oil, castor oil
Delivery Information


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