Ark Naturals Neem Protect Spray / Flea Flicker Tick Kicker
This botanical formula was developed as a natural, botanical alternative to chemical pesticides in controlling fleas and ticks on your pet. It is easy to apply and leaves a mild, fresh smell. You simply spray on a light application, massage into pet's coat, and it starts to work immediately to repel and kill fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Herbal flea and tick products like Ark’s Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! tend to be safer than pharmaceutical flea/tick products. That being said, all products that are formulated to rid pets of fleas and ticks pose a % of risk.
The ingredients in Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! are labeled as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) ingredients by the EPA and FDA. Generally means generally. It doesn’t mean it’s a 100% safe solution for every dog and cat. It means the incidence of problems with the ingredients in Ark’s product fall into a low range.
Typically herbal products used correctly pose less of a risk with dogs than cats. Remember to follow the instructions on the bottle, do not saturate the pet, and do not spray on face or genitals.
Note for CATS: Cats self groom. Ingesting a large amount of any flea and tick topical is not advisable. Please read the directions on the label of Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! It specifically recommends that the product be sprayed between the shoulder blades as it minimizes the cat’s ability to ingest the herbal ingredients.
Additionally, because of our concerns we advise cat owners as follows:
- If the cat is an indoor cat and is a single pet in a household – we generally don’t see the need for herbal or pharmaceutical flea and tick products.
- Flea and ticks present a greater problem when the cat resides in a dog/cat family household, and/or the cat is an indoor/outside cat.
- Think about your family’s lifestyle – and then make your decision.
If you choose to use a flea/tick product, please remember less is more. We urge you to read the manufacturers recommended use. We also urge you to do some homework. While the ingredients in Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! historically have fewer adverse effects than other herbal ingredients – no product and no ingredient in the natural/botanical flea and tick category is 100% safe.
The pet’s guardian should always process the overall health and or age of their dog or cat. Both issues factor into the safety of using our product as well as any other type of product in the category.
Remember at the end of the day you are your pet’s guardian. Your 4 legged guys are counting on you to make the best decision.