Flea & Tick Control Products - Inventory Essentials 2014
Absorbine, a well-known name in equine fly control, introduces a line of dog care products as part of its UltraShield brand, the company states. UltraShield EX Insecticide & Repellent Flea & Tick Control for Dogs is a 17-day, waterproof dog spray that provides protection from fleas and ticks; the continuous spray is easy to apply and can be used on dogs and puppies (that are older than 12 weeks of age), the company reports. UltraShield Green Natural Fly Repellent for use on All Dogs is an eco-safe formula that controls biting flies, mosquitoes and gnats for up to 8 hours, and it uses a blend of ingredients, including citronella, lemongrass, rosemary and cedar oils, the manufacturer states. UltraShield EX Insecticide & Repellent Carpet & Surface Spray for Dogs kills and repels fleas and ticks for up to 14 days, and it can be applied to dog bedding and carpets inside the home, the manufacturer adds.
Earth Heart’s Buzz Guard, created with neem seed oil and pure essential oils, including citronella and rose geranium, has been favorably field-tested in a variety of settings, from woodlands to wetlands, and shown to be effective in improving dogs’ comfort during outdoor activities, the company reports. Made in the USA and packaged in BPA-free recyclable containers, it has a light, fresh scent and can be sprayed onto cloth, skin or fur without leaving stains or sticky residues, the company adds. Available in 2-oz. and 8-oz. sizes.
Espree Animal Products
Espree Animal Products offers Flea & Tick Shampoo and Flea & Tick Spray. Both are EPA registered safe for use on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to eliminate fleas and ticks on contact, and they leave a long-lasting fresh fragrance, the company reports. The shampoo’s skin-soothing ingredients relieve itchiness from bug bites and bug bite irritation, and clean and condition the coat, the manufacturer states. It is available in 20-oz. and 1-gal. sizes. It can be used with the Flea & Tick Spray to prevent fleas and ticks from landing, biting or attaching in between baths, the company reports. The spray is available in a 12-oz. size.
Aroma Paws’ All Natural Repellant Shampoo & Conditioner in One contains eucalyptus, lemongrass and clove oils to deter pests; lavender and peppermint oils to help soothe bug bites; and tea tree oil, an all-natural antibacterial, the company reports. It is blended with green tea leaf extract for a shiny coat, aloe leaf extract to soothe skin and sweet almond and coconut oils to relieve dryness and detangle, and the product contains no DEA, TEA, SLS, sulfates, parabens or animal byproducts, the manufacturer adds.
Bobbi Panter Pet Products
Bobbi Panter Pet Products’ Charlie Dog Flea & Tick Shampoo contains clove oil, lavender oil, cedarwood oil and citronella to work naturally against fleas, ticks, lice, mosquitoes and other pesky insects, and it is safe for puppies and kittens of all ages—even newborns, the manufacturer states. It is made in the USA, is salt free, won’t wash off topical flea remedies, is highly concentrated for 50 percent more washes, and leaves skin and fur soft and shiny, the company adds. It is available in 10-oz. and 1-gal. sizes.
Natural Chemistry’s DeFlea Pet Shampoo kills fleas on contact, the company states. DeFlea Pet Shampoo for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens 12 weeks of age and older comes in 16.9-oz. and 33.8-oz. sizes, the manufacturer adds. Also available in a pet and bedding spray for dogs, and a concentrated formula.
Epi-Pet’s Skin Enrichment Spray is formulated to treat dry, itchy, flaky, oily and smelly skin issues that plague pets. The lavender aroma provides a calming, therapeutic effect on hyperactive pets while providing six natural insect repelling properties; the cedar mint scent also has six natural insect repelling properties and has a subtle scent of peppermint and cedar wood; and the unscented skin spray offers relief from skin irritations without the essential oils, the manufacturer reports. It also helps aid in hairball reduction in felines when used daily, the company adds.
Wondercide offers Evolv. Free of harmful chemicals, it is 100 percent biodegradable; is made from human-food-grade ingredients (organic cedar oil and hydrated silica); is safe for children, puppies, kittens, nursing mothers and the environment; and it takes care of insect problems by killing insects on contact, while dissolving eggs and larvae for the elimination of the next flea life cycle, according to the manufacturer.
Bio-Derm Laboratories’ Bio-Groom Flea and Tick Shampoo has a baby-mild base of protein and lanolin, and the natural conditioning shampoo rinses out lightening fast, leaving incredible softness, a healthful sheen and ultraclean results, the company states. Pyrethrins, from the chrysanthemum flower, provide maximum effectiveness in killing fleas, lice and ticks without stripping essential oils from the skin, and the U.S.-made shampoo cleans, conditions, moisturizes, revives and still kills pests without harm to coat or pet, the manufacturer adds. It is formulated for use on puppies and kittens 12 weeks and older.
Organic Oscar offers Holistic Bite & Itch Relief Shampoo. It contains soothing peppermint to calm and cool a dog’s itchy skin while eliminating the insects, the company states. Great for preventing and healing bug-related skin irritations, it is infused with organic tea tree, citronella and neem oils, known for their natural repellant properties, and is soap free and contains no parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances, dyes or petroleum-based ingredients, according to the manufacturer.
Professional Pet Products offers PPP Flea & Tick Shampoo II, formulated to kill fleas and ticks on contact with pyrethrum, which is derived from flowers, the company states. It leaves pets smelling fresh and clean with a shiny coat, the manufacturer adds. It is intended for dogs, cats and ferrets over 12 weeks of age. Available in 13.5-oz. and 1-gal. size bottles.