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Repel Fleas and Ticks Naturally With Amber Crown Collars
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There have been more than a few recalls and health related reports made about over-the-counter flea and tick repellents for dogs. Many of these products contain toxic chemicals and have been linked to skin irritation, seizures and even death. That’s why many dog owners are turning to natural remedies, like Amber Crown Collars, to keep these pests off their pets.

The standard way is to use best flea pills for dogs, or maybe collars to wade off these parasites. However, Amber Crown COllars are quite possibly one of the most unique products I’ve seen for keeping fleas and ticks off your pet.

In order to understand how Amber Crown Collars work, you first need to understand what amber is. It’s a very long story that starts around 60 million years ago. Don’t worry, I’ll skip to the important information.

Repel Fleas and Ticks Naturally With Amber Crown Collars
Photo: Amber Crown

There used to be a forest of pine trees growing where the Baltic Sea is now located. Pine trees produce a lot of sticky resin, which we call sap. Over time, this sap oozes down the tree’s trunk to the forest floor and over time it hardens into amber. Eventually this amber was washed away by the waters of the sea.

Strong currents have since carried amber deposits to the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, and that is where the amber for these dog collars come from. The amber is mined and gathered at the Curonian Spit, and craftsman drill holes in each gem individually. The amber is strung onto the collar, and each piece is separated by a knot.

Clearly, it makes a very unique and beautiful dog collar, but what is so special about Amber Crown Collars? The natural, unpolished amber releases a very faint pine scent, which you won’t even notice. However, the repellent aromatic terpenes that are released are strong enough to deter fleas and ticks from infesting your pup.

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The amber also generates a very small amount of static electricity that prevents the pests from clinging to your dog’s fur. Best of all, the amber is completely natural and 100% safe for humans and animals. These collars can be used on all dogs including puppies, senior dogs and pregnant or nursing mothers.

Amber Crown Collars is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this week, so be sure to check it out!

The company does state that their collars are not a treatment option. If your dog is already infested with fleas, you need to be sure to treat the infestation first. Then Amber Crown Collars can be used to prevent re-infestation in the future.

Depending on the size that your dog requires, you can purchase one of these collars for $26-$33. That sounds like a lot for a flea collar, but these last at least 12 months! That’s much longer than most traditional flea collars, and this one is also safe and healthy for your pet. If you aren’t happy with the collar, you can take advantage of Amber Crown’s 100-day money back guarantee.

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Repel Fleas and Ticks Naturally With Amber Crown Collars
Photo: Amber Crown

One thing to note is that these collars do not reach peak effectiveness until they’ve been on your dog for 3 weeks. You can check with your veterinarian, but I would recommend continuing your current flea and tick preventative until that time just to be sure your dog doesn’t become infested in the meantime.

You can use Amber Crown Collars in combination with your dog’s existing collar, like most traditional flea collars. However, the amber beads will become oily due to the constant friction on your dog’s fur, so you’re supposed to wash the necklace with warm water and soap ever week. If your pet’s fur is short you may be able to get away with washing it bi-weekly.

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