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Are Bug Sprays Safe To Use Around Pets?

Know The Risks - Protect Your Pet!


It’s summer – also known as mosquito season – and bee season -  and wasp season - and fly season - and firefly season - and probably a million other different bugs season. What this means is the need for bug spray and repellent, but there’s a problem …




In fact, over 500 different products contain what’s called N, N-dialkyamide, an insecticide that can pose a serious threat to your pet, especially in higher concentrations. (1)

What’s worse is that your pet can’t even tell you that it’s in pain or what it doesn't like, making it that more important you opt for ALL-NATURAL PET SHAMPOO that’s DEET-FREE and made with ESSENTIAL OILS!

In this blog we talk about the dangers of over-the-counter bug repellent on pets, and how you can safely PROTECT and NOURISH your pets all summer long!





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The first thing to know about over-the-counter bug repellents is that even a small amount of chemicals can pose a threat to your pet. In fact, even bug repellents with a little bit of the harmful chemical known as DEET can cause unknown reactions in dogs, causing itchiness and discomfort.

The problems can then worsen, causing extended exposure and even more health problems to your pets, including the saturation of their skin and irritation. Long-term health problems can also result, including seizures, lung problems, and tremors. (2)

The problem is that many people consider bugs the only danger to their pets in the summer, ignoring the risks over-the-counter bug repellent can cause. And although bugs like mosquitoes can cause your pets serious health concerns, some health problems – like Zika, for example – don’t always pose as serious a threat to your pet as some of these dangerous over-the-counter bug repellents. (3) (4)


WARNING: Ingesting the chemicals in over-the-counter bug repellent can be fatal to your pet! Protect your pet AND keep the bugs away with the ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS in GARNER’S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL PET SHAMPOO today! (5)


Although labels should always be followed, it can be scary to know that deviating even slightly from the advisory on labels can pose serious threats to pets and wildlife. In fact, even fish and local habitats can be at risk of being contaminated by pesticides – even the organic over-the-counter ones.


Artificial chemicals and ingredients in over-the-counter bug sprays can cause severe reactions in your pets. Opt for NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS that will repel ticks and fleas in GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL PET SHAMPOO today!


It can also be dangerous to accidentally mix the chemicals found in these products. Accidentally exposing your pets to these chemicals is dangerous, as the chemicals in these products can accumulate on and around your pets, posing health risks in the short and long term. (6)

The risks posed by some of the over-the-counter pesticides available today are so dangerous that it’s advised you don’t even get them on your pet’s toys or bedding, as even indirect contamination should be avoided at all costs. (7)


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Because of the danger of accidental contamination and exposure of over-the-counter insecticide to your pets, it’s important to know the symptoms of poisoning. Some of these symptoms include poor breathing, drool, and an agitated state unlike your little rascal.

Although it’s scary to think that ticks can find a home on your pet, there ARE WAYS you can PROTECT YOUR PET, while LIMITING EXPOSURE to reaction-causing chemicals in over-the-counter bug repellents.  (8)


Your dog relies on you to check labels and ingredients in bug repellent and shampoo. Take care of your pet with the 100% ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS found in GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL PET SHAMPOO today!


It’s also important to know that bug sprays sprayed on houses can be dangerous to pets. When applying these products to your home, be sure your pets are inside and air quality is monitored to avoid unwanted inhalation. (9)


WARNING: Because of the risk of over-the-counter chemicals and artificial ingredients, you should eliminate the use of over-the-counter human bug repellents on pets. Protect your pet with the 100% ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS in GARNER’S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL PET SHAMPOO today! (10)


To better protect your pet, you need to know what insecticides to avoid. Specifically, be on the lookout for Methoxychlor, Pyrethrins, d-Limonene, Pyrethroids, and Carbamate-based products.

And the effects of these chemicals can not only be dangerous to your pet, but to your wallet too. In fact, it can cost thousands to remedy the effects of insecticides, though the danger to your pet is even worse. (11)

One great way to keep your pets safe is to simply GO ALL-NATURAL. This will eliminate the need for these dangerous and toxic products that can wind up hurting your pet, simultaneously eliminating the need for poisons and disinfectants that can hurt you too! (12)


For some human-grade protection against dangerous bugs this summer, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Bug Repellent Package, a collection of ALL-NATURAL and DEET-FREE PRODUCTS designed to keep you FRESH and BUG-FREE all summer long!







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