Ark Naturals Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! Spray For Dogs & Cats naturally repels and kills fleas, ticks and mosquitos on contact with eco-friendly and natural botanicals! Contains no pyrethin, citronella, cedar leaf or lemongrass. Herbal flea and tick products, especially Ark Naturals 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 potential risk. The ingredients in 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 Ark’s ingredients 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 their 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 spray only between shoulder blades on cats, as it minimizes their ability to ingest the herbal ingredients. Additionally, because of their concerns, they advise cat owners as follows: if the cat is an indoor cat and is a single pet in a household – there generally is not a need for herbal or pharmaceutical flea and tick products. Fleas and ticks present a greater problem when the cat resides in a dog/cat family, 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. 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 this product as well as any other type of product in this category. Remember, at the end of the day, you are your pet’s guardian. Your four-legged guys are counting on you to make the best decision.