EM Ceramic Anti-tick Collar
EM Ceramic Anti-tick Collar
“Anti-tick” Collar with EM Ceramic Beads, Hemp and Waxed Cotton cord and wooden beads. Please confirm length and a choice of ‘main’ wrap colour. (Purple, Brown or Aqua)
WHAT IS EM™?
EM® stands for Effective Microorganisms®, a brand name referring to a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa. The main product, EM·1®, is a liquid bacterial product comprising three groups of microbes: Yeast, Photosynthetic Bacteria, and Lactic Acid Bacteria. EM·1® works together with local and native beneficial microbes, creating a synergy among microorganisms and larger forms of life including insects and worms, pets and livestock, and people. All products using EM Technology®contain EM·1® in some part of their manufacturing process.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
EM™ (Effective Microorganism) ceramics emit far infrared waves, the longest rays in the light spectrum. This wavelength is highly compatible with human and animal tissue. The body can absorb them easily at depths up to 3 inches, where they can do lots of good work. Far Infrared waves remove blood cell clusters which improves blood circulation. Because the infrared rays penetrate the tissue, they work deep into body tissue, not just on the surface of the skin.
This improved and balanced environment in your dog (created by EM) can help keep ticks from attaching to your dog.
EM™ ceramics are made by fermenting a special clay with approximately 80 different microorganisms (EM) and then baked. The pipes are baked at 1200 C, due to the fact that in the baking process the structure of the clay changes, trapping the EM within its matrix. As a result, these EM pipes exert their influence purely through their physical properties and remain effective for a long time.
An EM™ Tick Collar can be as effective as any tick repellent found on the market, but without side effects. That makes it also safe for dogs with allergies and sensitivities. However, there is no 100% guarantee EM collars nor any other tick product will keep ticks off us or our pets. The best prevention is to avoid known tick areas, and to check your dog AND yourself for ticks after every nature walk.
EM ceramics are safe for children and other pets to be around (but they are not toys nor food!). They can be used in conjunction with chemical flea and tick applications although it is recommended that you keep the collars off your dog for 7 days after a chemical treatment.
Literature available suggests that EM collars reduce in effectiveness after 10-12 months. It is therefore recommended that you renew your EM collar every year at the start of tick season.
Our tick collars are made with wooden beads and natural cord which can be used to apply natural oils that also have natural repellant properties. It is suggested that you apply a few drops of Cedar or Lavender oil in a carrier oil when visiting areas of increased tick risk - do not apply to the ceramic beads. Some dogs can be sensitive to natural oils so please test on a tissue or cloth tucked around the dog’s collar when on a walk and observe for signs of discomfort.