Every pet-owner wants to do right by their animals, which often means taking preventative measures to prevent grievances like ticks and fleas. But who says these preventative measures are best -- or even healthy -- for animals? Many flea and tick treatments contain harmful chemicals that can cause larger problems for animals in the long-run.
But here's the upside to the dark side: the National Resources Defense Council has a directory to help you figure out how best to avoid poisoning your pet with good intentions. NRDC's site allows you to see what harmful ingredients are contained in certain treatments, with the goal of keeping everyone in every pet-loving family happy, healthy, safe -- and itch-free.