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It’s a known fact that chemicals can cause harm. To us, the environment, and our dogs. But protecting our dogs from parasites is a priority, so getting that balance can be so difficult - we get it! Our team of vets and nutritionists set to work on a solution that harnesses superpowers from natural ingredients to promote year-round protection from parasites, including fleas and worms. Chemical control for fleas and worms comes in the form of spot-ons, tablets & collars.

Now is the time for Superfood Control!

How does Bug-K9 work to get rid of parasites like fleas and worms?

Our unique blend contains the following superfoods that have been proven to combat fleas and worms:

Pumpkin Seeds
A study looking at the usefulness of pumpkin seeds in treating tapeworms found that Pumpkin seeds had a 75% success rate in eliminating and preventing tapeworms.

Black Cumin Seeds
It has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy against all stages of intestinal parasites. Studies have shown that it seems to reduce the parasite's ability to lay eggs and attach itself to the intestinal wall while damaging the adult worm, leaving it more susceptible to the dog's immune system.

A perennial herb, Fennel is rich in potassium, zinc, and vitamin C. Fennel is also an excellent source of the essential oils anethole, limonene, anisic aldehyde, pinene, myrcene, fenchone, and cineole. Anethole, in particular, has been found to have powerful antimicrobial properties but is also thought to be effective against worms and parasites due to the volatile oil. Anethole also gives fennel its characteristic anise flavor.

In animal research, both ginger powder and ginger extract had anthelmintic effects, meaning reductions of up to 66.6% in parasitic eggs per gram (EPG) of faeces on day 10 of post-treatment in sheep. 

Studies have shown that Cinnamon works in conjunction with Ginger to reduce infection of Giardia. 

There is a whole host of other natural superfoods, including Peppermint, Selenium, Vitamin A, and Zinc, all of which have been clinically proven to have beneficial properties in the treatment and prevention of parasitic infections. 

A Multi-Pronged Attack

We are aware that in some areas a chemical approach is simply unavoidable.  These will be areas where there are high numbers of disease-carrying parasites or heartworm areas. In these areas you need to make sure you use multiple methods of control, incorporating Bug-K9 into your regime.  However, this is not the case everywhere. In fact, in most geographical locations this is NOT necessary.

The anti-parasitic market has been dominated for many years by a blanket approach to treating worms, ticks and fleas - solely using potentially harmful chemicals and forgetting about other methods. Chemicals which we are warned to wash off our hands immediately and to wear gloves whilst applying. We are told not to let our dogs swim immediately after application as there is increasing evidence about the pollution caused to our homes, rivers, and water courses.

We are Revolutionists!

We have made an alternative even more attainable (and way more affordable) by formulating superfood blends that are easy to feed, with as little as half a scoop a day mixed in with our dogs’ diets.

Bug K9

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