Natural Flea Treatment
Flea Flummox ®
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Have you ever wondered about the chemicals in your flea treatments?
Ingredients in these are very toxic. If they weren't, they would not have to write on the packaging things like "dispose of this container in a responsible manner, do not let contents come in contact with your skin, wash hands after use." etc...
According to research chemicals in flea treatments have caused serious health problems in animals tested in laboratories. Some of these reactions include; vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems.
So we mustn't get it on our skin, but its ok to put it onto our precious dogs skin, and it remains in their system for a month or more? Does this make sense?
Fipronil is a chemical used widely now in flea treatments. It is stored in the sebaceous (oil) glands from which it is slowly released onto the hair and skin.
The chemicals used in the oral flea treatment, from what I have researched so far, are also stored in the glands under the skin. Many people are not aware of the cautions given with regard to this chemicals use. They include "not recommended for very young, old, unwell, or sensitive pets" (or words to that effect.)
We encourage our customers to do their own research on products they are using to be able to make well informed decisions. Personally, as a rule of thumb - we would not want to put ANYTHING on our pet that we cannot put on ourselves - we are made of the same stuff!!!! And, along the lines of that same reasoning, as far as the testing of our product goes - each ingredient is a natural, safe, substance which has been in use for as long as trees have been producing leaves - provided by nature itself. Products containing toxic chemicals have to be tested for safety - to see how much can be used "safely". My feeling is, that if it is toxic, maybe none is a better option if there is a choice. We, along with others who are also making excellent natural alternatives, aim to provide that choice. Flea Flummox is not a new product, it has been used successfully for over 9 years now, and the growing number of happy customers speaks for itself.
Flea Flummox is topical so is not stored in the animals system.
Our natural alternative is very effective as the active ingredients are not toxic to your dog, but have a devastating effect on fleas. So, for it to be effective, you do need to use it regularly.
We have seen fleas that get a "wiff" of the product (not even in direct contact) stagger, and fall off. The odor scrambles the brain function of the fleas. You can safely use this product as needed.
Our Flea Flummox contains distilled water, chitosan, derived from shrimp/crab shell, which forms a low allergenic, antimicrobial gel base, our blend of ten herbs and essential oils, and extracts of cedar wood and neem. The advantage of this product is it does not have a menthol smell that often dogs have a distinct dislike to. Our dog sits and wags her tail when we bring it out! Customers have happily reported that their animals don't run and hide!
Can it be used on Cats? - please read this portion before buying for cats.
It is fine for cats, but works most effectively if applied to inside of soft cat collar. This product works by the fumes. If your cat is not used to wearing a collar, one option might be to make a collar from a piece of elastic 6mm to 8mm wide, (please not too tight!) applying some Flea Flummox to it, and getting your cat to wear it daily or for just an hour or so a couple of times a week. Maybe when he or she is busy watching TV with you......Being elastic, if he or she slips outside without your noticing, it will slide off easily if need be. If is not possible to use with a collar, apply a few drops to the back of the head - and doing so - it cant possibly be as toxic as the chemical treatments! We are now getting a growing number of people who are very happy with its use on their cats. However we have also had a few say it hasn't worked for them.
My personal experience: I used this product on my pedigree kittens (couple of drops on back of neck) at 4 weeks without problems. I was hesitant at first, but then reasoned that the standard treatment recommended by the cat breeders, was to use the chemical drops, and I decided this couldn't possibly be as toxic for the mum or babies as the chemicals! There were fleas running round on the kittens, and after the first application they were gone. I was skeptical about it working, knowing the mother is constantly licking them, but the results were clear, the fleas were gone, and also I was vigilant to check the litter box for any sign of "runs" and there was none.
Buy at own risk:
We must be very clear on this - we have had customers who have said it works really well, and others who have not been so successful. We do not make any claims when this is used on cats, there are many variables (with animals and homes), and I have no answers as to why it works for some, and not others. Therefore, when purchasing for cats, you must realise that it might not work for you. All our other products have a money back guarantee, except Flea Flummox used for cats. We feel it is a very small outlay to give this a go. Another option if you are are not sure, you might ask for a free sample when ordering another product. Please Note: It is the same product for dogs and cats. But this information is necessary for people who are purchasing it specifically for their cats.
How to use this product:
For dogs you can either take some in the eye dropper and run it down dogs spine, or you can apply it to the inside of their collar. You could do both. ie For a 20 kilo dog, around 1 ml (30 drops) dribbled down the spine. It is not critical you use exactly that much but a general guide. For kittens and puppies, a few drops on the back of the head.
For Cats, it can be applied a few drops on the back of the head (less effective) or applied to a collar - please read the information above.
Stores who stock Flea Flummox ®:
You can purchase direct from us via our online store, or come to our Cottage Shop in Rotorua
NEW ZEALAND STOCKISTS OF FLEA FLUMMOX BELOW:
(Please contact us if you are interested in selling Flea Flummox - we can send you our wholesale price list).
Hereford N a Pickle
2318 Colville Road - Colville Village
Waikato Animal Outreach Trust Opp shop Ph 022 011 5063
Shop 16 (between Winz & Celebrations)
Dinsdale Shopping Centre
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 4.30pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Pet Essentials Ph 06 871 0075
200 Southland Road Hastings
East Road Pets Ph 03 217 3208
68 East Road Invercargill
Pet Essentials Ph 06 833 7546
20-60 Wellesley road Napier
Pet Essentials Ph 06 759 0190
65-67 Molesworth Street New Plymouth
The Tack Shack Ph 06 751 2225
2 Breakwater Road Moturoa New Plymouth
Pet Essentials Ph 04 237 4464
The Mega Centre Parumoana Street Porirua
Wonderworld Aquarium & Pet Centre: Ph 07 348 0328
82 Clayton Road Rotorua
Whisp Ph 028 401 8551
Open: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
Reptilez Pet Supplies Ph 07 870 1090
81 Rewi Street Te Awamutu
Pet Essentials Ph 06 348 8410
35 Somme Parade Wanganui
Farm and Lifestyle Centre Ph 09 425 7754
2 Morrison Drive Warkworth
Hours - Open till 6 pm