People refer to conventional topical flea and tick control products in some of the following ways, but they all mean the same thing: a conventional pesticide being applied to your dog or cats neck, enters their blood stream and stays there. When fleas, ticks and mosquitoes bite them, they ingest the poison in your pets blood and this is what kills the pest. The question we should be asking is what is it doing to your dog or cat? What is it doing to you and your children or grandchildren when they pet and play with your dog or cat? The flea control poison is entering their bloodstream too, by absorption.
Common Flea Control Terminology
Drops on the neck
Spot On Flea Control
Topical Flea Treatments
Flea and Tick Drops
Flea Drops for Cats
Flea Drops for Dogs
Flea Treatment Drops
Once a month Drops and of course, all the Brand names your vet prescribes, as well as over the counter, non prescription "neck drops"
This is what our friend Dr. Blake, a Holistic Veterinarian has to say:
“I have never recommended any of these products due to the dangers of using neuro-toxic chemicals on animals. My concern is that these chemicals cause acute and chronic disease to my friends the animals. My other concern is that the caregivers and their children are being exposed to these chemicals by touching and hugging them 24/7. There are no safety studies on the long term effect of any of these chemicals on children…Any product that tells you to wear gloves, do not get it on your skin and then put on your pet once a month should be warning enough that it is dangerous to be around. These chemicals can cause seizures, liver, kidney, thyroid, spleen and adrenal disease weakness of muscles, labored breathing, in-coordination, increased miscarriages, birth defects, heart and brain disease as well… There are no studies on long term use or the levels of these chemicals in the body. My advice is to make sure your pets do not have this on them and if they do, wash it off immediately and never use it again. Make sure your children’s doctors are aware of their exposure to these chemicals if they are having any acute or chronic conditions that relate to these chemicals. Please pay this forward and save a life.” ~Stephen Blake, DVM