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A local veterinary hospital in Kelowna is hoping their creation will help protect pets from ticks and mosquitos.
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital has developed a natural flower spray that will protect pets against ticks and mosquitos.
The hospital staff researched the most effective herbs and plants to repel ticks and found that rose geranium was best, but wasn’t often used commercially due to its high costs.
“The pioneering clinic owners pooled their expertise in herbal medicine and personal care products to develop an entirely new, affordable, floral tick repellant for their clients,” said Pandosy Village Vet Hospital.
With Lyme disease cases growing every year, the local clinic felt it was important to not only develop something affordable, but also use natural ingredients.
“No natural products kill ticks, that’s the domain of prescriptions,” said holistic veterinarian and clinic owner Dr. Jason Rowan.
“But if we can keep most ticks away from pets in the first place, it’s a great compliment to the traditional approach.”
Ticks and mosquitos carry serious blood-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
The Pandosy clinic said while there are prescription insecticides that protect pets very well, using the tick spray is another form of protection for pets.
Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital has no current plans to patent the formula, but said they are selling their product online.