Fleas, ticks and other parasitic pests are something you never want to see on your beloved pet but it’s unfortunately all too common, especially in the high summer seasons. There are a lot of different products out there that promise to eliminate fleas, ticks and other pests from your dog’s fur and skin; unfortunately, many of these products contain potent toxins and can be harmful to your dog, especially with long-term use.
One of the most popular natural, safe remedies for ticks, fleas and other pests on dogs are Baltic amber collars. Baltic amber collars are made with amber beads, and are designed to be worn against the dog’s neck. The idea is that the amber on these collars works to repel fleas, ticks and other pests naturally: no chemicals or other non-natural remedies required! But do they really work? Let’s take a closer look at the inner workings behind amber collars to see how well these popular products actually work.
Baltic Amber - What Is It, Anyway?
You’ve probably already seen Baltic amber around town or on your social media pages without even realizing it. Today, Baltic amber is frequently used as a teething remedy in the form of Baltic amber bracelets and necklaces for infants who are currently teething.
Baltic amber is fossilized tree resin which was formed over a period of millions of years. Baltic amber can be harvested for many different purposes, including teething pain relief and, more recently, pest repellent for pooches.
How Does It Work?
There are a few different components to break down when discussing how Baltic amber collars for dogs work to repel all of those unwanted pests on your dog’s fur. The two most important components are electrostatic and unpleasant odor.
Electrostatic: This may seem ridiculous at first, but one of the ways that Baltic amber collars repel pests is through electrostatic shocks. The amber beads on a Baltic amber collar will rub up against the fur of the pet when it is worn. This creates electricity which will make it nearly impossible for any pest, tick or otherwise to cling onto your dog's fur.
Unpleasant smell (to pests): Amber has a natural smell that, for whatever reason, is unpleasant to most pests, especially ticks and fleas. The smell of the resin is released when it is worn against the dog's fur, as the dog's natural body heat will slightly warm the amber and cause its scent to emerge. The more your dog wears their Baltic amber collar, the stronger the unpleasant smell--and the more likely that ticks and fleas will stay away.
Baltic amber collars can be an effective measure to prevent fleas, ticks and other pests. It works by physically repelling pests through making it impossible for them to keep a hold on the dog’s fur; as well as by emitting an odor that is unpleasant to pests. Most dog owners report seeing results in about 3-4 weeks, which is enough time for the amber’s odor to be released.
Note: Most people recommend using collars made with raw amber, rather than polished amber, because this allows the natural odor of the amber to be released quicker.
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