I have been using a non-toxic flea and tick disc on my dog since June or July 2012, and haven't had to use any other form of flea control since then.
I have had lots of great customer feedback about the discs also, most people seem to have had great results, but there have been a small minority who haven't been fully satisfied with the results.
Like every other flea product on the market, the discs do not offer 100% protection, and I suggest that if you are in an area where there is high flea infestation, that you couple the disc with another safe method of control - there is no need to resort to expensive, toxic chemicals ... it just might take a little more effort and persistence than simply applying a drop of poison to the back of your pet's neck.
Here are some products which can assist in the fight against fleas:
- PN Flea & Mite Dust
Paradise Nutrients Flea and Mite Dust is an all natural non toxic powder formula designed to assist your pets that may be affected with fleas or mites and unwanted nasties that may irritate you pet.Paradise Nutrients Flea and Mite Dust is made from organic diatomite flour and essential oils that deter or eradicate unwanted parasites on your pets.
How does Flea and Mite Dust work?
To fleas and mites, Diatomite is a lethal dust with microscopic sharp edges that cut through the insect’s or creatures protective covering, causing them to dry out, thus killing them when they are dusted. The other components of this product are the essential oils. These oils are fused into the diatomite leaving a fresh smell that the fleas and the mites don’t like.These oils when rubbed against the flea or mite helps to destroy some of the waxes and bacteria of the eggs and adults that may be on your pets.PN Flea and Mite Dust may also protect your pet against ticks and mosquitoes.
2. Cedarwood essential oil, a couple of drops can be applied diluted with carrier oil (coconut oil etc) to your dog or cat, dilute in water and use as a spray for pet and bedding (10-15 drops), can be used in a raindrop aromatherapy collar pendant for pets (2-3 drops) with sensitive skin, or add a few drops to your favourite pet shampoo. Cedarwood oil is known to kill fleas on contact. Highly concentrated, a bottle will last for ages.
3. PN Pet Minerals contain sulphur which is known to be a building block of many amino acids, is an internal flea repellent and a biological marker for good health. In sufficient quantity, sulphur imparts a scent to the skin that keeps fleas away. Healthy from the inside.
4. Raindrop Aromatherapy Pendants (in our webstore) with Cedarwood Oil, these attach to your dog or cat's collar, simply apply a couple of drops of cedarwood oil to the wick, and the oil will diffuse it's scent for days. Just top up when the scent fades. Remember dogs have more sensitive noses than us, so start by adding a drop at a time and if your dog doesn't like it, just remove from his collar. A sample of Peace and Calming oil is included which is great for anxious or nervous dogs.