It’s that most wonderful time of the year when the sun is shining, the air is warm and we want to be outside as much as we possibly can, and as dog owners we know this also means it’s flea and tick season. (not to mention those nasty mosquitos)
After reading the ingredients and adverse reactions information on the tick medication that Alice took last year at the vet, I decided that I did not want to go that route again this year and wanted to combat the problem naturally, and so Jessa and I began research into a fur spray for our husky girls.
A key ingredient in our spray is neem oil, which is a natural insect repellent and also helps to condition the skin. Neem oil is a natural compound found in the seeds of the neem tree which is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and has a history of use in Ayurveda folk medicine.
Once we had a few ideas the brilliant Jessa started to experiment with different formulas which we tested on ourselves and the Two Happy Huskies until we ultimately decided on the combination of neem oil, eucalyptus and lemon essential oils and olive oil.
Eden takes Alice into the forest and fields almost every day and she sprays Alice and herself before they head out and the results have been really amazing. Eden is a magnet for mosquitos and after using the spray she sometimes leaves the woods with only 1 or 2 bites!
We do want to remind you that nothing is infallible and no matter what your method of insect repellent is, please remember to check yourself and your dog after every walk for ticks, and if you have any problems from a bite please see your doctor or vet as soon as possible.
Our Tick Spray can be used along with your other methods(halsband, spot on, tablet…) to give you an extra bit of protection when you are out and about.
We hope that you love the spray as much as we do, and of course if you have any questions please send us a message, we love hearing from you!