Owning a pet comes with many benefits including companionship, compassion, exercise, emotional support, among others. However, having a pet also comes with certain responsibilities. It behooves on the pet owner to provide a nutritious and balanced diet, a safe environment and quality healthcare for the pet. Meanwhile, for many pet owners and caregivers, the damages caused by sickness and diseases are a major cause for concern.
For dogs and cats mostly, the incursion of fleas and ticks is a cankerworm causing damages to the wellbeing of our four-legged friends. It can be very difficult to prevent pets from the challenging effects of these ticks and fleas. However, it is fundamentally important and has to be done. Fleas and ticks can be stubborn, once they get into your home; that is it. Fleas, in particular, begin to lay eggs around every corner of the home and easily become nuisances. While ticks cause Lyme and other deadly diseases, fleas bite on the skin results in sores which pose health hazards to the pets.
Typically, many pet owners and caregivers are quick to administer chemicals to pets when we are faced with the challenges of flea infestation - or any other disease for that matter. They employ these over-the-counter products to safeguard their pets even when we are aware of the health risk they can pose to the animals, humans, and environment. For some reason, people do this because of a skewed belief that natural remedies aren’t as effective as chemical products, but for the most part, however, they settle for synthetic products merely because they require less effort.
It continues to be a cause of worry that despite the recorded cases of the adverse effects caused by the continued use of chemical treatments such as flea collars, these products are still allowed to be sold. Meanwhile, there are natural ways to repel these fleas and ensure the health of the pets and humans, and at the same time, protecting the environment.
The use of natural treatments like essential oils such as citronella, lemongrass, and eucalyptus have proved not only to be highly effective in keeping fleas and ticks away; they also do not pose any threat to the environment. Essential oils wouldn’t contaminate your home with nasty chemical odors; in fact, they are a source of great aromas to relax stress while battling the fleas. Also, natural methods of treatments are often cheaper than these toxic chemical products. The use of essential oils instead, helps save you money and prevents you from buying poison with your bucks – which can harm you and your family.
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