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Native to the North American Southwest, Texas Red Cedars have a natural pest-repelling properties. Oil distilled from the wood of these trees is used in our shampoo bar to provide you and your dogs with safe, natural pest relief.
Fight back against biting insects safely and naturally. Fresh and clean, CedarGuard’s proprietary blend of Texas Red Cedar plus rosemary in a moisturizing glycerin soap base kills fleas, ticks and mites on contacts and helps keep bugs off your dogs after the suds are gone. While the calming aromatherapeutic scent of our CedarGuard Shampoo Bar lingers on their fur, it disguises dogs from biting insects and repels those that come too close!
While synthetic pesticidal poisons (such as permethrin and pyrethrin) may get rid of fleas, many dog owners are unaware that they may also be absorbed by a dog’s skin. As you may imagine, this can cause a number of negative side effects, and sensitive dogs may experience a wide range of symptoms including skin irritation, pupil dilation, hyper-salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. We believe in a better, gentler, and more natural method of pest control. That’s why you’ll find no synthetic pesticides in our CedarGuard Shampoo Bar. Nothing but the pure, pest-repelling power of Texas Red Cedar!
ENJOY NATURALLY POWERFUL PEST CONTROL WITH THE CEDARGUARD SHAMPOO BAR!
Directions for Use: Wet your pet’s fur with warm water and apply CedarGuard. Work into a lather and massage for at least 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeat as needed up to 3 times per week. Use the provided flea comb as needed.
Soap - CedarGuard shampoo bars start with pure, cold-process glycerin soap.
Cedarwood Oil - is an essential oil taken from members of the pine or cypress and is a powerful natural pest killer and deterrent. The oil is toxic to fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes due to its chemical composition. In addition to its bug-killing properties, the fresh, natural aroma of cedar helps repel pests.*
Rosemary - is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. Commonly used in culinary applications, rosemary not only smells and tastes great, it has surprising natural pest-controlling properties too.
The Texas Red Cedar oil in CedarGuard contains a chemical that blocks a type of insect neurotransmitter called “octopamine.” Octopamine is responsible for regulating heart rate, movement, and behavior in pheromone-driven insects (including fleas, ticks, mange mites, mosquitoes, and flies), thus when pests come into contact with CedarGuard, they suffocate and die. Mammals do not have octopamine so this chemical will not affect them.
CedarGuard kills pests and their eggs. For optimal results, we recommend bathing dogs with Defendex Red shampoo and brushing with a flea comb.
To maintain optimal effectiveness as a repellant on your dog, we recommend applying CedarGuard at least once every 2 to 3 days.
Allergies to CedarGuard are very rare and there have been no reported cases of allergic skin reactions to cedar oil. CedarGuard contains no cedar pollen so it should not affect respiratory allergies. To test for skin reactions, we recommend placing a small amount on the back of your hand.
Yes. Although, with regular use you should find CedarGuard is all you need! Unlike dangerous chemical pesticide treatments (including products containing pyrethrin, pyrethroids, imidaclopid, pyriproxfen, fipronil, and (S)-methyoprene), CedarGuard is non-toxic and will not interact with spot-on treatments. However, to ensure your pet doesn’t have a reaction to the chemical pesticide treatment you are using, we do recommend waiting at least a day after using a chemical pesticide treatment before applying CedarGuard.
Nope! Though CedarGuard is oil based, it dries quickly without residue or staining.
Yes, CedarGuard is safe for use on dogs of all ages!