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Keep Your Customers and Their Pets Healthy And Safe This Flea & Tick Season

Natural Pet Direct offers independent retailers safe and effective solutions to help customers fight against harmful fleas and ticks and keep pets safe.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BOHEMIA, NY — Earlier this month, USA Today published a story about Seresto, one of the most popular flea and tick collars in the country developed by Bayer and now sold by Elanco, being linked to hundreds of pet deaths and tens of thousands of affected animals and hundreds that documented human harm too since its launch in 2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents show.

Retailers and pet-parents alike desire and deserve safe yet effective flea and tick products that prevent health issues caused and keep pets safe, so now more than ever, it’s important to seek out brands like Wondercide and distributors like Natural Pet Direct in New York that are stepping up to the plate with award-winning, plant-powered solutions and safe solutions that work.

Fleas and ticks can be incredibly harmful for dogs, cats and humans too. Warming temps approaching spring and summer also mean prime time for flea and tick infestations, as they thrive in warm, humid climates and can find their way to your pets in the most common environments – in your own backyard, out on a walk, or a trip at the park.

Reacting to this tragic news, Stephanie Boone, Founder & CEO of Austin, TX-based Wondercide responded, “When we heard about the report, our love went out to the families who experienced grief or loss of a loved one.” Boone continued, “Sadly, this isn’t the first report about products with ingredients that are known to harm our pets. Over a decade ago after my dog Luna became ill from what my veterinarian could only connect to our use of commonly-recommended flea-and-tick products, I knew there had to be a better option. I started to advocate to the EPA for transparency and reporting of adverse reactions from the makers of these products. Now, companies whose formulas are regulated by the EPA have to report these reactions, whether they’re mild, severe, or lethal.”

Leading pet industry distributors like Natural Pet Direct in New York are now working harder to represent innovative companies like Wondercide to offer independent pet retailers a safe, effective and natural alternative for serving their customers.

The company developed a growing line of safe, plant-based products to protect families of every kind, everywhere from the bugs that can harm pets and people, such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Wondercide is trusted as one of the country’s leading advocates and solution-focused companies for pest protection that is as safe as it is effective for pets, homes, and families.

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Using the purest, highest-quality essential oils and other plant-powered ingredients, Wondercide feels confident in products that are safe and effective for the whole family, including dogs and cats of all ages, kids and adults.

How do retailers and pet-parents alike find more natural, safe solutions for treating and preventing flea and ticks?

Robert Tucker, founder and CEO of New York-based pet product distributor Natural Pet Direct with a strong commitment to pet health, safety and efficacy, is dedicated to helping brands like Wondercide educate and provide products and solutions to independent pet retailers that recognize that their pet-parent customers want healthy, safe and natural alternatives.

“Natural Pet Direct takes great pride in education and helping provide product-solutions that retailers can offer to help keep the whole family healthy and safe – pets and people alike. Pets are family, and it’s important we continue to advocate and educate about natural and safe alternatives to pet-parents so they can make the most informed decisions for their pet’s care and well being.”

Boone and Tucker both urge pet parents, lobbyists, pet health professionals and researchers to keep advocating for greater protection and celebrate pet retailers around the U.S. that recognize the importance of safe protection for our furry best friends.

Wondercide’s Flea & Tick line of products includes solutions such as Flea & Tick Pets + Home and Flea & Tick Yard + Garden, which comes in a convenient Ready-to-Use bottle that can also be refilled with one of their concentrates. In addition, Wondercide’s Geranium Shampoo Bar is a great first step in pet cleanliness and protection.

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Wondercide products can be found at local pet specialty retailers throughout the U.S. and on wondercide.com.

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