DOG USE: Spray on dog's dry coat until the coat is damp. Effectiveness does not require coat to be saturated. Avoid spraying dogs eyes, face, mouth, or genitals. Massage into dog's coat. Use once a week or as needed.
CAT USE: We recommend spraying between shoulder blades only, as cats self groom. Spraying between the shoulder blades limits their ability to lick the ingredients. Massage in the shoulder blade area. Effectiveness does not require area to be saturated.
* Geraniol (from g-niums)
* Eugenol (from cloves)
* Isopropyl alcohol
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 on 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.
Ark Naturals is always concerned about flea and tick product use on cats. One issue with cats is that they self groom – the issue of how much they ingest and what problem can be caused is difficult to determine.
Please read the directions on the label of Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! We specifically inform you to spray 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.