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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Welcome Wondercide as our newest Raise A Green Dog Partner!

Oh the ticks are really bad up here on our mountain this year! So we were ever so happy that the nice folks at Wondercide decided they wanted to join us and be our latest Raise A Green Dog partner!

Wondercide is a great company that provides chemical free, natural solutions for pets, people & property.

Stephanie Boone founded Wondercide in 2008 when her dog, Luna (an Akita- Husky mix), became deathly ill from pesticide poisoning.

Like millions of other dogs and cats, Luna was treated monthly with a traditional, vet prescribed flea & tick treatment. The product, with the active ingredient fipronil, was prescribed by various veterinarians over the course of Luna’s life. At age 10, Luna developed pesticide poisoning, with side effects ranging from seizures and chronic skin issues to liver and kidney failure.

She began researching pesticide formulations, the impact of traditional pesticides on human and animal health, regulatory laws, and federal environmental policies. The shocking truths she discovered lit a fire in her so intense, she left her career and Wondercide was born. Luna is now healthy, happy, and just celebrated her 15th birthday!

When we talked with the nice folks at Wondercide we told them that one of the most frequently asked questions we receive is how to deal with fleas and ticks. Being in the mountains here in North Georgia we know a lot about ticks.

Wondercide sent us several products to try to combat the nasties here on our mountain one of them is EcoTreat, a solution that you spray using a hose end sprayer on your yard or in our case our fenced in property. The other product we are trying is EVOLV, a cedarwood and lemongrass based natural repellent you spray on your dog.

After finding six ticks on the three of us in one day, (they came on quickly and unexpectedly early) we immediately went out and started treating, and Mum also sprayed the EVOLV on me, Gracie and her clothing. Over the next days the ticks diminished and we are hoping we've begun to lick our problem. We'll be treating with EcoTreat again in about two weeks or after a heavy rain.

Wondercide also has many other useful and helpful products, from organic lawn fertilizers, to dog shampoo bars, to ear cleaners, to a highly rated hip and joint supplement called FidoPlex, and yummy treats made with USA sourced rabbit, oh my, and more!!!

So take a little time and check out our new RAGD partner - Wondercide. If you need solutions, they've got great recommendations!

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