Pet Products that are poison for your pets

The Natural Resource Defense Council has a request for all pet-owners: go to your nearest PetSmart or PETCO and see if they’re selling flea collars with propuxor or tetrachlorvinphos. NRDC has typed up a handy check-list with all the products to look for. All they need from you is 15 minutes of your time and an email to greenpaws@nrdc.org with the information you gathered.


(this is a picture of my sweet dog Sophie by the way)


Here is the list:

  • Adams Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs (Large and Small)
  • Adams Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens
  • Adams Plus Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs (Large and Small)
  • Bansect Flea & Tick Collar for Cats
  • Bansect Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
  • Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs (Puppies, Small, and Large)
  • BioSpot Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens
  • Scratchex Color Full Formula 5 Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs
  • Sentry Dual Action Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
  • Sentry PurrScriptions Dual Action Flea and Tick Collar for Cats
  • Sergeant’s Double Duty Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs & Puppies
  • Sergeant’s Dual Action Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs
  • Vet-Kem Powerband Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs
  • Zema Dual Action Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs
  • Zodiac Featrol Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs
  • Zodiac Fleatrol Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens
  • Zodiac Tick Collar For Dogs
  • Americare Rabon Collar
  • Hartz 3 in 1 reflection Control Collar
  • Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens
  • Pet Principles by Hartz Collars
  • Longlife 90 day Collar




The Inquisitive Skink

The Household Product Labeling Act has been introduced in the Senate

And it is about time!   HR 3057, the House companion bill, was introduced by Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has introduced The Household Product Labeling Act (S. 1697).  This Act would require household cleaning products to carry labels that list all of their ingredients. “Moms and dads have a right to know whether harmful chemicals are present in their kitchen cupboards,” Franken says.

The way it is now, products are required to list immediately hazardous ingredients, but there is no labeling requirement for ingredients that may cause harm over time. The bill would make information readily available to consumers.

The Inquisitive Skink