Stop Putting Toxins On Your Pet With Wondercide

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Disclosure: I was given a sample bag of products by Wondercide. All opinions are honest and my own.

I must admit I think that I’ve only used flea and tick medicine on my dog once in all of his 10 years on earth. The thought of putting the toxic stuff on him was not something I wanted to do.  Not just for his sake, but because the whole family likes to cuddle with him.

I must admit I think that I’ve only used flea and tick medicine on my dog once in all of his 10 years on earth. The thought of putting the toxic stuff on him was not something I wanted to do.  Not just for his sake, but because the whole family likes to cuddle with him.

So when I heard about Wondercide, which is a whole line of natural products for pets, I was intrigued. I don’t know how I missed seeing them on Shark Tank, but I did. Wondercide found me and sent a sample package of shampoo bars that ran the gamut from hypoallergenic to exfoliating or flea and tick. In the kit, there were also three different types of flea and tick spray plus a dog deodorizer called Fresh. Finally there was a bottle of Skin Tonic Spray and one of Detox Bentonite Clay. Everything is free of toxic chemicals or pesticides. No artificial colors or fragrances. All the ingredients are just premium organic natural ingredients. And everything is made in the good, old USA!

Stephanie Boone, the founder of Wondercide, started Wondercide after her dog, Luna, started having terrible side effects from a flea and tick medicine she was using. Stephanie said, “The first natural pest control formulation took about 6 months to complete. From research and ingredient sourcing to formulating and friendly feedback, I sent the finalists to a 3rd party efficacy lab and the formula with the best results is what we took to market.

Our first sale was at a street festival in Austin, TX. A little-known fact is that our booth was located across from a pothole where we saw countless people fall and twist an ankle as they were coming by to visit us.  Needless to say, our first sale was our only sale that weekend!  Fast forward to our new & improved formulation that we launched last fall and that product line (four formulas) took me about six weeks from concept to market (with the assistance of a Ph.D. formulator and our team @wondercide). Today the stakes are much higher than when I started this as a passion project in my garage years ago!”

Don’t you love a great story on how a mom started a business out of her garage, ended up on Shark Tank backed by Lori Greiner and is on a mission to make the world a safer place for the pets we love so dearly? 

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The Wondercide oatmeal and honey shampoo
Pepper was due for a bath so I decided to try the oatmeal and honey shampoo. It comes in a bar form and contains neem oil and honey, of course. I had no idea what neem oil was so I looked it up to find that it’s a traditional folk medicine that helps the skin get rid of bacteria. I had never used bar soap on Pepper, only liquid.

According to Wondercide, pets with allergies can benefit from the hypoallergenic bar due to its simple ingredients: coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, castor oil, neem oil, neem leaf extract, Aloe vera, vitamin E- and that’s it!  All of their shampoo bars are made with a soothing, natural base of coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, and castor oil, and are ideal for pets that have sensitive skin or allergies. The Oatmeal & Honey bar includes honey to help with moisturizing, and oatmeal to help cleanse.

I liked that the shampoo bar didn’t make massive amounts of soapsuds that I would have to try hard to get out of his fur. I worried that his white paws wouldn’t get white with a natural soap but they are nice and white. I also thought that the bar of soap, because it was just a sample, would be gone after one or two shampoos but I can tell after one use that it will last for quite a while.

Pepper tends to lick one of his paws and I haven’t seen him lick them for about two days. I haven’t wanted to do both just to see if the shampoo alone can do the trick. But alas, he did lick them again.

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The Wondercide Skin Tonic Spray
The Wondercide Skin Tonic Spray is also a first aid remedy. I’m putting it on his paws that he likes to lick so much. This skin tonic spray is supposed to work on allergies, boo boos…basically anything that itches. I tried it and it worked. No irritated paws.

My future trial will be Fidoplex
I have to try the Fidoplex. Pepper is 10 years old and had torn his ACL resulting in two surgeries. One surgery to fix his knee and a second to deal with inflammation caused by the catgut or whatever it was they used to sew him together. He’s currently taking Triple Joint Support Nexus Minis from Vets, NYC. He occasionally limps a tad so we are trying to protect his joints and is starting to have trouble jumping on the bed. I’ll keep you posted on this and see how Pepper does.

 

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