The Shampoo Paw: Stop Bugging Me

Stop Bugging Me was developed as a plant-based alternative to the toxic flea and tick treatments for dog parents that are concerned about the adverse neurological effects of some commonly used ingredients.

See the FDA fact sheet with a list of the associated flea and tick products with Isoxazoline.

Zeus + Blu products safely repel ticks, fleas + mosquitoes using the power of plants.

How do they work?  We use minimum risk pesticides defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pose little to no risk to human health or the environment. Some of the safe pesticides we use are Castor, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemongrass and Peppermint Oils.

We are serious about ticks. When it comes to ticks, Geranium Oil is our "secret sauce". It acts as a neurotoxin literally paralyzing ticks so they are unable to move or get close to you or your dog. Pretty cool, huh? (So effective that some of our human customers use it when they go hiking or camping, but we won't tell anyone. 😉)

If you want to nerd out this study published by the National Institute of Health in the National Library of Medicine explains how today's tick has become immune to the synthetic toxic pesticides and the pros and cons of essential oils as a tick repellent.

After shampooing with the paw the scent should repel ticks for approximately 2 weeks, depending on the activity level of your dog. As a general rule, if your dog still smells good- they should effectively repel ticks. 

We suggest Stop Bugging Me Dog Balm between baths and before venturing into areas where ticks may lurk. Why are there two scents? Oh So Cuddly was developed from customers requests for a shampoo paw without coconut oil or lavender because of human allergic reactions.  As a result, it is made with olive oil, also known as castile, gentle for sensitive skin and super hydrating. 

Stop Bugging Me and Oh So Cuddly scents meet the EPA regulations for a product that is exempt from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, care or prevent any disease.

"Auggie Doggie the Happy Weiner dog enjoyed his bath with Stop Bugging Me. Smells great. Bonus - no dandruff like with store bought shampoo"  - Amy + Auggie

"We absolutely love the Stop Buggin' Me soap for our Annie. We have completely stopped using commercial flea medications since starting the soap!" - Nikki