September 26, 2008, Newsletter Issue #255: Mosquito Protection for Your Dog

Tip of the Week

If you are protecting your dog with Advantage of Frontline, and you live in a climate with a large number of mosquitoes, you may be wondering how to treat your pet to protect him or her from heartworm laden mosquito bites. There are pet bug spray products available to supplement the topical flea and tick treatments.

One option is UltraSpray Bug Spray by Best Shot. This is an all natural products containing essential oils and herbs including citronella, eucalyptus and peppermint. This can be used for both dogs and horses and depends wholly on organic means to repel insects. This means it's really safe for everyone!

Bug'N Out is another non toxic and chemical free bug spray available on the market. This spray uses mainly citronella as its main ingredient. This product is accompanied by herbal shampoos and conditioner's which are also organic and focus on cleanliness and insect repellent.

You will find many other repellents on the market and it is recommended that you stick with the organic ones. This is because pesticides are considered poisonous and may hurt your pet. Additionally, if you or your kids like to pet and hug your dog (we sure hope you do!) then you may not want to come away with a lot of bug spray of pesticides on you! You should look for several of the following ingredients: Citronella, Neem, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Orange Oil and Tea Tree Oil.

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