In choosing a raw diet for your pet you have already started on the journey to ensuring the very best health for your animal. However have you ever considered the impact of other chemicals on your pets’ health when your vet suggests you use a topical solution on your dogs skin once a month?
None of us like the hideous jumping fleas, known as “hoppers” in my household, or the nasty blood filled ticks attached to our beloved four-legged friends. The frightening fact is that dogs who receive up to 2 topical pesticide applications per year experienced a 60% increase in bladder cancer*.
The most dangerous chemicals contained in these topical solutions are“organophosphates”, a neurotoxin that kill insects by interfering with the transmission of nerve signals in the brain and nervous system, and “carbamates” which are made from carbamic acid – again toxic to the brain and nervous system.Why would you ever consider putting these chemicals on your dogs skin?
Check what you are using and consider a more natural option. Lavender (even though your dog may smell like your Granny’s knicker drawer!) mixed with lemongrass and water.
In addition to a natural treatment for fleas and ticks, feeding a natural, raw healthy diet will give your dog more of a chance to expel these nasty beasties and will not compromise their immune system.