05 Aug '11, 1pm

Natural Flea and Tick Remedies for Pets

Natural Flea and Tick Remedies for Pets

The family dog celebrated her first birthday this week, a momentous occasion marked by lots of new chew toys and a frenzy of Frisbee catching in the yard. And while she's still very much a puppy, summer means she's facing full-grown issues with fleas, ticks, and other insect interlopers who think she's a fur-covered banquet table. When I was a kid, my dogs had flea collars. They smelled a little funny, but they made your parasitic problems vanish when you slipped them on. Flash-forward 40 years and I've found out something I always suspected: many of the chemicals these collars contain may not be safe for animals or for anyone petting them. In fact, according to research conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), chemicals in flea collars can be easily transferred to anyone or anything nearby. "High levels of pesticide residue can remain on a dog's or cat's...

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