Many of us have always loved honey and thought of it as a natural, wholesome, healthy food. And it is. Sometimes. If you’re used to buying your honey off the supermarket shelf, you may not be buying honey at all. It’s sad but true.
When we waken to the stale aroma of last night’s dinner, or catch a whiff of the litter box, what do we do? Chances are, we grab a can of air freshener or light a scented candle. Problem solved! Or not. In fact, we may have created an even bigger problem.
We Americans spend about a billion dollars a year on products that we hope will protect our pets from fleas. No one can blame us for wanting to avoid these nasty little guys; but the use of toxic chemicals must be weighed against the dangers they pose to the health of our pets and our families, particularly our children.
Fleas, of course, are best known for making a pet’s life miserable with persistent scratching; but they can also transmit disease and tapeworms, and severe infestations can lead to life-threatening anemia in your pet. So why not just buckle a flea collar around your pet’s neck, or squeeze a tiny tube of spot-on treatment between their shoulder blades, and call it a day? Good question!