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A natural and effective geraniol based tick and flea repellent and treatment. This product is based on essential oils and must be shaken well before use.
Geraniol is a colourless or sometimes pale-yellow oily liquid with a sweet rose scent that's derived from various essential oils. It is one of the few essential oils that's safe to use with dogs, cats and all other pets.
Once applied the geraniol spreads across the skin and sits in the hair follicles. In addition to repellent and insecticidal properties, Geraniol has also been demonstrated to have antimicrobial properties.
Repels: The geraniol binds with the General Odorant Binding Proteins (GOPBs) in the insects’ antennae or other olfactory sensory organs, disrupting the host odour profile, repelling the insects.
Kills: Geraniol disrupts the insects cell walls and membranes,and acts directly on the insect’s cuticle (called chitin) dehydrating them and subsequently suffocating them. Geraniol does not act on the nervous system of insects, so it does not have a neurotoxic effect on pests or pets!
Ingredients & Directions for Use
It is important to shake bottle until the contents are cloudy. Ensure that you empty the pipette fully and shake well before refilling the pipette. This ensures that the dose is properly applied. Fill the pipette completely, part hair and apply directly to the skin from the neck/scruff area down towards the base of the tail.
1ml per 5kg of dog weight every 4 weeks. Each pipette holds 1ml
A 10kg dog would therefore get 2ml per dose - 2 pipettes each month.
For an active dog, in and out of water or regularly groomed, in a high risk/wooded area, we would recommend reapplication every 2 weeks. Otherwise apply each month.
DO NOT SHAMPOO YOUR DOG AFTER APPLICATION
This solution is water resistant but not waterproof, so it would need to be reapplied if your pet swims a lot or is regularly shampooed.
- Suitable for puppies and kittens
- Suitable for pregnant/lactating dogs
- Suitable for cats and other pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, horses.
50ml amber bottle with a 1ml pipette
Geraniol (1% w/v) in distilled water
This is a colourless or sometimes pale-yellow oily liquid with a sweet rose scent that's derived from various essential oils.