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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Less Ticks = Happy Dogs: Review and Giveaway Earth Heart's Buzz Guard!

Oh are we happy, we have fewer bugs!

A few months ago we moved from our cabin in Tennessee to a cabin in the Mountains of Northeast Georgia. We liked all the hiking and dog agility opportunities in Tennessee, but we didn't like the massive amounts of ticks, chiggers and other nasty bugs we encountered there, neither did Mum. We also wanted to be a be closer to agility trials and other training opportunities.

So we packed up and moved to our new cabin in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

We knew that ticks would potentially be a problem for us here as well, but after our first visit we discovered that we just may be able to live our dream and live it without many of the nasties!

And that's just what happened.

We have been enjoying our time here, lots of hiking, doing some agility, and we even got to do some sheep herding and lure coursing.

But the best part is that we have a great fenced in area around our cabin and we've only found about three ticks on us over the course of our three months here doing all our fun activities. And none of them were attached!

So how are we combating ticks, chiggers and more nasties now? We're back to going natural, yeah!!! You may remember since we encountered 100's of ticks in Tennessee in just one little walk around the pasture, we had to resort to more 'chemical-based' methods to keep away the nasty tick diseases that can plague dogs and humans.

Now that we're in Georgia, we've been utilizing a product from one of the new Raise A Green Dog Partners to help us combat the nasties. Earth Heart's Buzz Guard is what we've been using with really nice results.

Mum sprays it on our harnesses, and on a bandana that we wear during our hikes and when we are out in the yard. We've only had a few ticks show up in all the hikes we've taken while using Buzz Guard. And none were attached, they came right off us when we were lounging on the couch with Mum. Mum just grabbed 'em up and disposed of them properly. We think that's amazing, considering we are deep in the forest!).

Even though you can spray Buzz Guard right on us dogs safely and naturally, Mum sprays it on our gear because we like to lick and cuddle with our kittie bros in the evenings, and essential oils aren't really good for cats, even though they are safe for dogs.

Earth Heart's Buzz Guard is made with water, polysorbate 20; neem seed oil; pure essential oils of citronella, fir, geranium; rosewood, basil, myrrh; and potassium sorbate, which we like.

Even though we are deep in the Chattahoochee National Forest, we are able to effectively manage the ticks, chiggers and other no-see-ems naturally thanks to Earth Heart.

And now for the best part:

We are giving away one bottle of Buzz Guard to try with your dog!

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for Earth Heart's email newsletter and then go and sign up for the Raise A Green Dog newsletter. Once you've subscribed (just click on the links) come back here and leave us a comment on this blog post and tell us why you want to try Buzz Guard or Travel Calm and that you signed up for the newsletters! And if you'd like (this is optional) you can go like Earth Heart and RAGD on Facebook too; and leave us some photos of your pups, we love pups!

Your deadline to enter is Midnight, August 28th, ET. We'll do a random draw on the 29th, and leave a comment with this post to let you know who won! Check back K? Because we'll need to get in touch with the winner.

And there's more!

Yep, the nice folks at Earth Heart have agreed to give our readers a chance to buy one get one free of their Buzz Guard or Travel Calm products. All you have to do is visit their website, enter the code HURRAH RAGD in ‘special instructions’ or ‘note to seller’ at checkout when you order a bottle and you'll receive a second bottle (2 fl. oz.) FREE with your order of either Travel Calm or Buzz Guard. If you don’t specify which product you’d like to receive for free, one will be selected for you. This code is good for one-time use with a single purchase (one bottle, please) between August 18 and 28, 2011.

Please follow all the instructions, or your eligibility for the giveaway or BOGO will be at risk, K?

Disclaimer: Earth Heart Inc., is a partner of Raise A Green Dog and we do receive compensation from them in the form of advertising. However this review and all the reviews through the Raise A Green Dog are of our personal, independent and honest opinion. The products and the claims made about specific products within this blog post have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease or any other ailment your pet may have. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information in this blog post for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment for your pet. Please talk to your veterinarian about using any supplements or products geared to help your pet. Giveaway is open to individual in the US, +18 years or older; no purchase is necessary to enter; winner will be chosen via


  1. I want to try Buzz Guard because the flies, mosquitoes, and fleas have been bothering my dogs all summer.

  2. I also subscribed to both newsletters -

  3. I would love to try Buzz Guard because it sounds like a natural and effective way to keep those pesky bugs away!
    I signed up for both newsletters. :]

  4. Schooner and SKipper would LOVE to try Buzz Guard. We have the big nasty biting flies at the lake. The flies and gnats are awful too. I would love having to put the fleas tick stuff on our dogs.

    Sharon Gilbert -

  5. I have been trying to find a product to help with ticks and other bugs that is not chemical based for my dog and Buzz Guard sounds like it would be great to try.

    I have signed up for both newletters.


  6. I have been searching for years for a product to help with tics! My boys and I go hiking several times a week and one of my biggest fears is one of them getting a disease from those nasy buggers! They are both black labs and trying to find tics on those guys is a long process! Thank goodness I've finally found something I think will work! Can't wait to get some.

  7. I'm all signed up for both newsletters (why haven't I done this on your site before? hmm? no idea). Whiskey could *really*really* use the natural tick med because of all the hiking we do. I've been afraid to buy some because there are so many options and I don't know what will work... But I desperately want to try some to see if it works. We hate putting chemicals on him because of his skin allergy issues (bad bad) and feel something natural is the answer. Chose us?! Please? :)

  8. Okay! Also going to shoot for the Travel Calm :) why not? Whiskey and I travel. A lotlotlot. He often throws up about 1 1/2 to 2 hours in :( We've tried a lot of tips and tricks but we're still struggling. We'd love to take longer road trips but hate to make the poor guy suffer. I'd be happy with trying this out too!

  9. We have a winner!!! Kris is the winner of the RAGD/Earth Heart Giveaway for a bottle of Buzz Guard!

    Thank you to all who entered! Hope you got to take advantage of the BOGO offer!

    Woofs, Johann


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