We’ve talked about the benifits that Baltic amber has for babies and kids this week, now it’s the furbaby’s turn. How could Baltic amber help your dog or cat? Would you believe that it may actually help prevent fleas and ticks?! I must admit that before I applied to review the Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar, I had no idea either.
We’ve been using Frontline/Advantage/Advantix for years and years to help prevent a flea infestation again, they worked really well, but I always worried about the chemicals I was putting on my dogs. I worried for their safety and the safety of the chemicals around Goose and the rest of us. We really didn’t think we had a choice though. I knew from my years of working in vet clinics that the “all natural” topical flea products from the store just didn’t work.
You are probably asking yourself, how does a rock help prevent fleas and ticks. Well, according to the people at Amber Crown, the Baltic collars work like this. Baltic Amber is a tree resin that has been fossilized for millions of years. When the raw Baltic Amber rubs up against your dog or cat’s fur, it causes aromatic terpenes to be released, thus repelling fleas and ticks. Another way that it works is causes static electricity, fleas and ticks do not like this and let go of the animal.
Sophia doesn’t mind the collar at all. She has been wearing it for almost a month now, we’ve not seen any ticks. I have seen some fleas, however, we have been taking the collar off while she was playing with the other dogs or my sister’s dog. The two fleas we found was when she wasn’t actually wearing the collar, and the fleas were moving really slow so I believe they were dieing.
The Amber Crown flea and tick collar has a really nice leather closure. I was really impressed with the quality of the clasp and the leather.
There was one little adjustment that I made to the collar. The leather strap that closure does not have anything that holds the extra strap down. I added a small rubber band just to keep that piece down. It never bothered her, but it irritated me I don’t know how, but it did.
Overall, I am really surprised how well the Amber Crown flea and tick collar has worked. I may not completely give up using Frontline/Advantage, but maybe not quite as often.
If you are interested in the Amber Crown Flea and Tick Collar, you can find them on Amazon (PRIME!!!). They are currently about $31, but that is not a bad price considering they do a 100% guarantee for 100 days, and if it works for you then you will have about a year’s work of flea and tick protection in one collar.