Description: Many all natural and organic shampoos, conditioners, and dips can be found that aid in the removal, prevention and treatment of fleas and insects. Leading brands of dips have been known to cause seizures, blindness, immune disorders and general poor health. Neem dip is a natural, soap-free alternative. It is very effective in repelling fleas, ticks and insects. Neem oil is a naturally occurring insecticide, with antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Organic Neem dip combines Neem extract, orange, rosewood, and chrysanthemum. It is supplemented with yarrow, standardized goldenseal and yucca.
Calendula skin spray is very helpful and contains healing herbs for minor wounds, hot spots, bruises and inflammation. It includes antimicrobial and antifungal herbs, and can safely be licked and ingested. Same formula may be used for dogs and cats. Found along with the shampoos and conditioners.
What to look for: Pet shampoos and conditioners which contain natural and organic ingredients that smell great, and leave your animal clean and happy! Look for ingredients such as Neem oil, lemongrass, citronella, garlic and witch hazel. Natural aloe vera and green tea help relieve common skin irritations, dryness, dandruff and itchiness caused by flea and tick infestations.
Uses: To repel fleas, insects and ticks, and soothe irritations.
Where to find: Natural Food Stores, Pet Stores and Online Resources.
Avoid: Artificial colors, fragrance, and chemical additives in general.
Shampoos and Conditioners
Description: High quality pet shampoos combine all natural liquid soap with organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils, and organic aloe vera. They often contain organic essential oils that are specially formulated to treat your pet’s sensitive skin and coat. These soaps are very gentle, hypoallergenic and contain no harsh ingredients. Many commonly used chemical detergents irritate the skin and can cause allergic reactions. With the use of natural, organic products, the risk of adverse reactions is greatly decreased.
What to look for: Certified organic, liquid pet shampoo/conditioner, free from artificial foaming agents, synthetic preservatives, dyes, perfumes and petroleum or other animal byproducts. Choose products that contain natural preservatives such as rosemary.
Uses: To clean your pets and control unpleasant body odors. Dogs should be bathed once a month to remove dirt and other toxins, lowering their risk of diseases and infection. The natural essential oil blends can also deter ticks and fleas.
Where to find: Natural Food Stores, Pet Stores, Online resources.
Avoid: Products that test on animals. Synthetic detergents are not pH balanced, thus should be avoided. This includes products such as lauryl or laureth sulfates. Do not bathe your pet too often, especially with harsh cleaning products, as this can remove natural oils and dry their skin and coat.