Non-Toxic Tick Control & Lyme Research Help Wanted
by Sharon W
I have multiple disabilities and have had 2 service dogs. We have never had a single flea, but ticks are a horrible problem here. We tick check dogs and people every night, but it's impossible to find them all.
Two years ago, I got Lyme, babesia, and bartonella (tick-borne diseases) that have devastated my life. My service dog also had Lyme on at least one occasion we know of, but he was probably multiply infected.
The problem is that one of my disabilities is multiple chemical sensitivities. I get ill from even tiny exposures to toxic chemicals and fragrances. So, we have never used any flea or tick product, but the ticks get worse every year. I am getting a new puppy in February, and I am desperate for it not to get Lyme or for others in the house to get infected from ticks it brings in. While your TripleSure product sounds effective and natural, I'm concerned that I will not be able to tolerate it if it has a very strong smell. Is that the case?
If you would like to see Gadget (my service dog who just died of cancer three weeks ago - I'm heartbroken) and me working together, we have two youtube videos.
Gadget ate a natural diet and lived in a 100% nontoxic environment, so I was shocked he got cancer. I've read that Lyme and some other TBDs may be linked to certain kinds of cancer. I'm desperate to prevent this again. Any information, stories or comments will be appreciated.
Thank you for your help.
P.S. Anything I can do to raise awareness about Lyme and coinfections is a good thing, IMO. If you haven't yet seen the movie, Under Our Skin, I urge you to buy or rent it. It's a terrific and compelling film, and even if you thought you knew about Lyme, you will learn there's a lot you didn't know. (I had no idea about the devastation of Lyme until it took over my life, and I still learned a lot from the movie.)
Thanks for helping to make the world a less toxic place.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments and question about our TripleSure Natural Flea & Tick Spray.
I watched your two videos and smiled all the way through at Gadget's remarkable talents as well as your skills as trainer. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
The best answer to your question regarding the intensity of TripleSure's smell is that it's quite strong at first, then dissipates within one or two hours. However, while TripleSure is 100% non-toxic and 99.9 out of 100 customers really love its cedar-and-peppermint smell, its fragrance may be too strong for someone who gets ill from even tiny exposures to fragrances. Let's hope one of our readers has a suggestion and is willing to share.