Vitacost - Tag Flea and Tick Repellent for Dogs, Cats and Horses Description
Keep annoying bugs at bay with this natural botanical spray for use on dogs, cats and horses!
With lemongrass, cinnamon, sesame and castor oils
Spray directly onto coat to naturally repel pesky fleas and ticks
Can be used on pet bedding or grooming tools
Safe for use on puppies, kittens or foals
Say goodbye to bugs with this easy-to-use botanical-powered spray!
If pesky pests are invading your pet’s precious space, harsh chemicals are not your only option. Vitacost® tag™ Flea and Tick Repellent is formulated with natural essential oils, including pleasantly aromatic lemongrass and cinnamon, to ward off annoying fleas and ticks.
Use directly on your pet’s coat or grooming tools; can also be sprayed on bedding to keep pests at bay.
Your pets are part of the family; so be sure to pamper them with the very best products from Vitacost® tag™!
2 Paws Up for Rescued Pets
“Abandoned outside an animal hospital with a serious head injury, Chancho wasn’t expected to recover or be adoptable. But at 8 weeks old, he was given the all-clear and we immediately brought him home. He recovered fully and is the perfect family dog!
After hearing this story from Ananda in Mammoth Lakes, California, Vitacost® is proud to have made a donation to an animal shelter in her area.
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
Shake vigorously before each use. For use only on dogs, cats and horses. Follow all application directions. Spray generously on fur, including legs and stomach. Depending on the thickness, type and length of fur, the repellent may need to be worked into the fur. Prevent contact with the eyes, nose and mouth; if contact occurs, rinse thoroughly. Reapply every 2-3 days, before the animal goes outside or whenever the animal is thoroughly wet. Safe for daily use. Avoid soaking the animal with the repellent. Safe for use on puppies, kittens or foals. Repellent can also be used on bedding (test in an inconspicuous area; may stain some fabrics) or grooming tools.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Vitamin E .....0.2%
Vitacost® represents that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This product has not been registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Keep out of reach of children and animals. Avoid inhalation or contact with eyes, nose and mouth. Sensitivities can occur after using any flea or tick prevention program. If your pet shows signs of irritation, discontinue use immediately, rinse the animal thoroughly, bathe with mild soap and rinse again. If signs continue, consult a veterinarian immediately.
First Aid: If product gets into the eyes, hold the eye open and gently flush for 15-20 minutes. If the product gets into a human's eye with a contact lens, flush for 5 minutes before removing the contact lens and continue flushing for 10-15 minutes. Contact a healthcare professional for additional treatment advice. If the spray is inhaled, get fresh air immediately. If breathing has stopped or the airway constricts, call 911 or an ambulance; qualified personnel should administer artificial respiration. If the liquid is ingested, do not induce vomiting unless directed by a healthcare professional. Drink plenty of water and contact a poison control center immediately.
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Beginner’s Guide to Dog Grooming
Many dog owners choose to leave grooming to the professionals. After all, giving your canine companion baths, haircuts and pedicures can seem a bit daunting, especially if you’ve never put your pet salon skills into practice. But if you want to save money and help ensure that your best bud is getting the royal treatment from someone he or she knows and trusts, we’re here to help.
Following are some quick tips for grooming your pup in the comfort of your home.
Stock up on the essentials
Grooming your dog regularly is a must if you want your pooch to remain clean, comfortable and healthy. But in order to become an expert, you’re going to need the tools of the trade. We’re talking clippers (choose a pair specially designed for dogs), sharp scissors, a nail file, dog shampoo, a good brush, a comfy bath towel and, of course, plenty of tasty organic, wheat-free treats!
How to give your pet a bath
- The ASPCA recommends washing your pup at least once every three months
- Brush your dog before bathing to remove any dead hair/mats
- Gently place your pup in a sink or tub that contains approximately 3 to 4 inches of lukewarm water
- Use a cup, pitcher or spray nozzle to wet your dog completely, taking care not to get water in his or her eyes, nose or mouth
- Massage in the shampoo gently from head to tail and rinse (repeat if necessary)
- Dry your pup with the bath towel
Did you hear? Cleaning your dog's ears is important!
- Clean your dog’s ears with a piece of gauze or cotton ball dampened with hydrogen peroxide, mineral oil or liquid ear cleaner provided by your vet
- Gently fold your dog’s ear back and carefully wipe away any visible ear wax or debris on the underside of the ear
- Lift dirt from ear carefully; do not rub it further into the ear
Trimming your dog’s coat
- Brush out any knots or mats
- Use clippers in long, smooth strokes, mimicking the direction of the fur growth
- Use scissors for any touch-ups and to trim fur around your pup’s legs, ears and face
- To clip your dog’s paws, brush against the direction of the fur growth, pushing the fur between the toes upward and then trim with scissors
- Clippers can be used to trim the bottom of your pup’s feet
How to clip your pup’s nails
- Hold your dog’s toe firmly, but gently
- Hold the trimmer at a slight angle and insert the tip of your dog’s nail into the opening
- Cut the nail and insert another small portion into the opening
- Repeat until you can see the top of a circle, which indicates that you are nearing a vein known as the quick
- Once you see the quick, move onto the next nail and repeat the process
- Use extra caution if your pup has black nails because the quick will not be as easy to spot
- After every nail has been trimmed, use a file to smooth any remaining rough edges
- Brush your dog between grooming sessions to prevent dirt build-up, spread beneficial natural oils throughout his or her coat and reduce shedding
- For a quick clean between baths, try using pet wipes
- If you notice tiny black specs in your pup’s fur, he or she might have fleas (Try an all-natural flea and tick shampoo or repellent for prevention and relief)
- Some shedding is normal for many breeds, but contact your vet if you believe your pup may be experiencing excessive fur loss
- Many canines are prone to ear infections, so contact your vet if your pup’s ear appears red, brown, swollen or emits a foul odor
- If your dog’s nails bleed during trimming, apply some organic corn starch or styptic powder to stop the bleeding
- If your dog appears overly anxious, distressed or aggressive, immediately stop whatever grooming task you are performing and bring him or her to a professional