Typically, around spring and fall, we get a lot of questions on natural alternatives to use in flea, tick, mosquito prevention. We prefer to have our cats and dogs free of these pests.

Although, consumers assume that fleas are dormant during the winter season, we show that this is erroneous and that as pet owners, we need to be vigilant.

How do flea, tick and heartworm medications work?

This series provides information on some of the flea, tick and heartworm medications and how they work. We look at how Advantage, Revolution and Heartgard work and what the active ingredients are in these. We also take a look at an EPA report regarding these medications as they technically fall under pesticides and look at the side effects of these pesticides on our pets based on the information provided by the manufacturers.

The series will also delve into alternatives for those looking for more natural solutions to some of the common pest problems that dogs and cats encounter.


Heartworm in dogs; Guide for Natural prevention of Heartworm

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Flea, Tick, Mosquito Prevention

What is Heartworm in dogs? As the weather warms up in some parts of Canada,  most dog owners start thinking of heartworm in dogs and by extension prevention of heartworm. However, what is heartworm?...


Why we don’t use chemical spot-on treatments & the best natural flea prevention for dogs and cats

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Flea, Tick, Mosquito Prevention

Flea prevention for dogs and cats As the weather warms up, pet owners are rushing to buy various flea, tick and mosquito treatments for their pets. However, natural flea prevention is essential year round....

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