Dogs & other warm-blooded animals are especially prone to catching fleas in warm-weathered climates or during the summer months when air temperatures and humidity levels are high. Dogs can catch fleas from other furry friends, or from the environment. Fleas use their strong back legs to jump on the “host” (your dog) and then bite the animal. These bites can cause itching, hair-loss & hot-spots from itching, inflamed lesions and even skin infections. You may also notice small dirt-like particles on your pet – which is actually flea feces and digested blood.
The female fleas can live up to a few weeks on your pet, and may lay between 20-30 eggs a day during that time. Some eggs will hatch into larvae on your pet, while the others fall off, into your home environment – where they feed off skin scales and other organic matter. Pet parents must treat both the dog as well as the inside & outside home environments. We recommend using Groomer’s Blend Flea & Tick Shampoo in conjunction with our Richard’s Organics Premise Treatment for Fleas – made with 100% natural Boric Acid.
Ticks are parasitic anthropods that attach themselves and feed off of warm hosts, such as your dog. Ticks are usually found in the wooded areas, in long grass, and plants. Dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors are prone to coming in contact with a tick at any given time. When your dog does, the tick can attach and lock its mouth into a crevice or fold and begin to feed on blood – sometimes even feeding for days. Besides being gross, ticks cause major concern for animals and people alike because of a high-risk for transmitting diseases such as Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, or Babesiosis. A tick bite can also cause anemia, joint-swelling, fever, and paralysis. If your pet displays any signs of illness, and you suspect he/she was bitten by a tick, consult your veterinarian immediately. Always check your pet for ticks if they’ve been running around outside, especially in wooded areas.
GROOMER’S BLEND FLEA & TICK SHAMPOO BENEFITS
Groomer’s Blend Flea & Tick Shampoo kills fleas & ticks on-contact with permethrin, while also gently cleaning and exfoliating your pet. Leaves coat soft & lustrous while boosting hair condition, shine and luster. For dogs over 12 weeks of age only. Not for use on cats.
Follow instructions on product packaging carefully. When shampooing animal, avoid eyes. Use cloth or sponge to shampoo around animal’s eyes. Wear rubber gloves when applying this product. Thoroughly wet the entire hair-coat with warm water and then apply enough shampoo to make a lather and work thoroughly into the hair-coat. For maximum parasite control allow lather to remain in contact with skin for ﬁve to ten minutes before rinsing. Do not reapply product for 7 days. Do not use on cats. Do not use on puppies less than 12 weeks of age.
- Kills Fleas & Ticks On Contact: Formulated with permethrin for maximum control of fleas & ticks.
- Cleans: Naturally derived cleansers gently remove dirt and debris to leave pet looking and smelling its best.
- Exfoliates: Helps to shed old and dead skin cells from the epidermis (top layer of skin).
- Leaves Coat Soft & Lustrous: Ultra-moisturizing formula to boost hair condition, shine and luster.
- Paraben-Free: Parabens have been found to mimic estrogen in the body – and when levels are disrupted, a link has developed with breast cancer & reproductive issues. All Groomer’s Blend formulas are Paraben-Free, to promote the safety, well-being and health of your pet.
- Soap-Free: Only the gentlest, naturally derived cleansers are used in Groomer’s Blend formulas. Contains no harsh soaps or damaging detergents.
- pH Balanced: Pet’s sensitive skin requires pH balanced treatment. Human shampoos are formulated at a lower pH (more acidic) – and should not be used on your pet.
- Bi-Lingual English & Spanish Packaging
Inert ingredients, Permethrin , dimethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.
Store in the original container in a dry, cool place, and away from sunlight, at a temperature below 86°F or 30°C.