Thursday, March 21, 2019

Easy Defense

This month, the Chewy influencers gave us an opportunity to try out the Easy Defense Flea and Tick Wipes and mom could not have been happier. 

We are being honest here.   For the past 2 years, I have been wearing the Seresto Flea and Tick collar.   Mom never thought that I was having issues with it but for the past 2 years, my belly has been irritated with red spots and black spots and mom has had to apply apple cider vinegar and many topical sprays, gels and creams to try to keep it looking decent.   My belly would FINALLY clear up at the end of the year in November, and go back to looking healthy.   So at the beginning of this month, she put the Seresto collar on me, and I immediately started to scratch and itch and my belly immediately got tiny red spots.   She took the collar off and started looking for something natural and with less chemicals than the Seresto collar has.
She discovered the Ofhuh collar at Amazon and read the reviews and decided this was the way we were going to go.  Because it's new to me, she has been constantly checking me for ticks and to be honest, it's been cold here and our snow has just now disappeared so there are probably not too many ticks out and about yet.
So when Chewy offered the Easy Defense Flea and Tick wipes for both cats and dogs, mom jumped at it!
"Protect your precious pup from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes the safe and effective way with the Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick wipes for dogs and cats. Using the power of natural Geranium and Peppermint plant extracts, these biodegradable towelettes are completely free of pesticides and toxins, making them safe for your furry friends, and sparing you from applying dangerous chemicals. Scientifically tested and veterinarian approved botanicals create an invisible barrier around your dog or cat—and the towelettes make it easier than ever to protect your pet from pests. To humans and pups, they carry a pleasant, soft scent, but the smell makes one thing clear to fleas and ticks—they aren’t welcome on the back of your furry friend. Keep them safe the natural way, with Only Natural Pets."
 There are 40 wipes in the resealable package and they don't have an over-powering odor at all.
"Wipe the pre-moistened towelette on the pet's fur, including paws, legs and stomach until damp. Massage the coat so product reaches skin. Depending on the thickness, type, and length of fur more than one wipe may be required to get the product through the entire coat. For dogs, pay close attention to the lower back and chest regions and for cats target the neck and head regions, as fleas tend to gather in these areas. Avoid contact with the animal's nose, mouth, eyes and genitals. Reapply every 2-3 days or as needed, before the animal goes outside or just after bathing or swimming. Safe for daily use.
Important: EasyDefense Flea & Tick Wipes protect against new fleas and will not eliminate an existing infestation. If your pet currently has fleas, please use Only Natural Pet All-In-One Flea Remedy to eliminate them prior to use. Sensitivities may occur when using any flea & tick prevention program. If your pet shows signs of irritation, bathe them with shampoo or a mild detergent, rinsing with large amounts of water. Contact your veterinarian if adverse symptoms continue or worsen."
 So far, I have had no irritation.
 Are we finally ready for walkies, mom?
 Mom and I both feel that I'm now a VERY protected AireGirl from those nasty ticks and fleas and mosquitoes!
Thank you so much for letting us give these natural wipes a try,  Miss Natalie and the Chewy team!

~We received Easy Defense Flea and Tick Wipes free of charge from in exchange for our honest review~
Love ya lots♥


Gus said...

We love you and your Mom for lots of things. Recipes, Flower Friday’s,and sharing photos that make us hungry! But also because you share your finds at! Without you we would still be running all over Richmond looking for bags of dog food small enough that they don’t go completely stale before I finish them!

THANK YOU again!

My Mind's Eye said...

What a wonderful invention...OMCs Molly the flea and tick preventatives have improved 87,000 % since we were owned by the mighty Mini Dachshund Toto.
The only preventive was a flea collar and Brewer's yeast in the food.
Love your last photo
Hugs Cecilia

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
When my angel Jade was with me, she let me put a drop of Tea Tree Oil between her shoulders and at her tail 't' and it worked in the same way as a topical medical treatment, but without all the nasties. Get this though... in my garden, I grew many different varieties of pelargonium and geranium. Jade LOVED the peppermint-scented geranium and would roll like mad among the leaves. I didn't mind coz she smelled lovely after - but now I am thinking she knew something I didn't!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

C.L.W.STEP said...

That sounds like a good idea. I'm pretty lucky that I've only had a couple ticks on me in all my ten years (it's one good thing about our cold winters) without using any type of flea and tick prevention stuff.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That sounds like a wonderful product, Molly. We hope it works well for you. We love finding new things from Chewy. Now we are so disappointed that the Influencer program is ending:(

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They sound great. We're lucky that we don't really have fleas and ticks around here. Good luck, hope they keep you flea, tick and rash free for the warmer weather.

Sandee said...

We have to take care of our babies to make sure they are as healthy as they can be. Your mom is doing it right.

Have a woof woof day, Molly. My best to your smart mom. ♥

My GBGV Life said...

Fleas and ticks are such a tough problem. They are really bad here, so we need really good protection, and are afraid to not use something that lasts a long time. Lots of the topicals or pills are scary too. Wish ticks would just go away. Glad these work for you and keep your skin from going crazy.

The Army of Four said...

Very interesting! We hadn't heard of them. Massaging down to our skin might be a challenge, given how thick our coats are, though. We'll be curious to hear how they work out for you!

Helen said...

Hope it works, ticks are so nasty.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Thank you for telling us about these wipes. We don't have a problem with fleas but we do worry about ticks when we go camping. Something that is all natural is great
Hazel & Mabel

The Gang at LLB said...

What a cool product...We may have to let Arty give it a try!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

jank1961 said...

We refuse to use nasty chemicals and pesticides, and your experience reminds of exactly why.
Luke wears an Easy Defense flea and tick tag on his collar. We do not have issues with fleas, but we do still see some ticks. So I also use natural sprays or wipes before we go for a walk. I may have to try these. We've used wipes in the past and they seem easier than the sprays.
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Millie and Walter said...

You did a great review. We hope this new product works well for you.

Sue said...

We got hit with fleas last summer for the first time ever. They were really hard to get rid of so now we have to suffer thru getting that stuff on our backs every month. Ugh!