These chemicals absorb
We know how much you love your pets, but did you know that everytime you try to get rid of ticks and fleas using chemicals, your still using toxic chemicals on your pet, and these chemicals do absorb into your pets body. These chemicals eventually find a place within your pets soft tissues – as the body finds it quite difficult to eliminate noxious chemicals, so they tend to build up over time.
Every time you use an anti-flea or tick shampoo, spray or lotion, on your cat or dog, you’re actually using a venom for cockroaches to poison your pet, the member of your family. We believe this is quite inhumane, as we are all aware as the multitude of pests and parasites that prey on your beloved pets. And we know know that we need to protect our pets from these parasites to prevent serious sickness, or even death in some cases, to say nothing about the discomfort they cause for your pet’s and your family.
Deadly adverse reactions
In fact, many of these products intended to keep your pet’s pest free, have been the focus of federal government investigations, after a staggering number of adverse reactions to these toxic pest products. Many amazing pets have had their lives cut short, many that have even survived cancer, that their owners claim it was the flea and tick treatments. These pets begin to lose their bodily functions. The breathing becomes difficult, they start to shake and become lethargic – which is very heartbreaking for anyone to go through.
Over 44,000 complaints in 2006 alone came in from pet owners across the country complaining about various flea and tick products. These reports included both cats and dogs suffering from adverse reactions ranging from skin irritations and burns, to seizures, and even death. Many pets after using spot-on treatments have experienced vomiting needing emergency care, unable to keep down food, big gobs of hair coming out, gastrointestinal issues, skin diseases.
People are speaking out
The EPA is not telling people to stop using the products, but cautions owners to read the instructions carefully and carefully monitor your pet for any side effects. Although most of these pet owners have clearly stated that they used the products correctly. There are many pet owners who are speaking out today, who are hoping to save the lives of other pets. Don’t be afraid to question something, and to know exactly what it is your are giving your dog or cat. Losing a a companion pet is devastating and we hope to prevent as many of these events as possible.
Know what LD-50 is?
We’re all aware of the multitude of pests and parasites that prey on our beloved pets. We know we need to protect our pets from these parasites to prevent serious sickness, or even death in some cases, to say nothing about the discomfort they cause for your pet’s and your family. So we routinely use the popular brands of flea and tick products that is recommended by our vets and pet shops, after all, these are the experts we know and trust. But, did you know that all the companies that produce the toxic chemicals we use to protect our pets from ticks and fleas do horrific testing on dogs and cats?
The procedures are absolutely heartbreaking. The actual procedure used is called LD 50, which is short for Lethal Dose 50, protocol LD 50 exposes animals to particular chemicals in order to determine the dose necessary to kill 50% of the test population of dogs and cats. Between 60 and 100 animals are required, and the testing time span spans from two weeks to many years. When test animals refuse to swallow noxious chemicals, they are then forced fed liquid chemicals by a stomach tube, or even through a hole that’s been cut in the animals throat. They even coerce animals to breathe chemical fumes and apply poisons to the animals shaved skin and inject chemicals to the animals abdomen. No pain killers are used, no treatment is given to injured animals, and those innocent creatures not fortunate enough to die are killed, autopsied, or recycled and used for additional testing.
This is a simple headline
LD 50 is not only condoned by government agencies, they are in fact funded with tax dollars, and kept secret from the public. The testing has become extremely lucrative to hidden laboratories on college campuses and research facilities,and delivers huge profits to pharmaceutical and chemical corporations, pet shops and veterinarians. Animal experimentation is the most lucrative business in the name of science, the chemicals do kill the parasites, however, consider the following questions; Why labels on some popular flea/tick products recommend you not to touch or handle your pet for 24-48 hours after you use their products? Why do they say that their squeeze-on and flea killers are not absorbed systemically?
The reason for this is because they don’t want you to think that these toxic poisons are not going to end up in your pets bloodstream. However, these treatments only work when the fleas/ticks and other insect actually consume the blood of your pet. Millions are pets are getting sick, and many are dying from the deadly chemicals such as Permethrin and Pyrethrin, used in popular flea and tick medication, and it’s also used in Raid to kill roaches.
Natural pet health is no longer optional considering that many of the pesticides (medicines) allowed for use on pets are linked to serious health issues in people. Dangerous for Children and Pregnant Woman Vets are relying on the EPA for advise and supposed safety of the vast array of pesticide-based products on the market. This does not discount however the toxic ingredients being used are quite toxic and harmful, and many report that regular usage can result in unsafe exposure. Unfortunately, the ingredients in these products are still quite dangerous, and regular use can result in unsafe exposure, and have toxins that are unsafe for children and pregnant women.
A recent headline should be alerting pet owners in America. On March 24, 2010, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) stated: “Flea, tick products may injure, kill pets”. Pet products that are supposed to be providing flea and tick treatments for dogs and cats, are killing hundreds and injuring thousands of our pets each year. They said they have plans to make the products safer, as more people in the pet communities start reacting to headlines like this one. “These are poisons,” Owens, of the EPA said. He goes on to explain that the flea and tick poisons (products) which are made to end the life of fleas and ticks do their jobs quite well, they work. But does anyone ask why we must use these toxic and harmful chemicals in the first place?
The problem is that there are several of these toxic pesticides that have been approved to be used on companion pets are connected to major health problems in people, diseases like cancer, respiratory and neurological problems.
Let’s be honest, when you apply anything on your pet that is from vast array of chemical based products, products that are intended to destroy fleas and ticks, you know deep inside this applying chemicals is not good natural pet health in the long run of our pets. Many of the collars, spray products, topical dusts and many more. So many today assume way too much when it comes to the safety of the these toxic products, after all, since the vet has recommend them, they must be safe, right?