Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

Even though it’s turning to fall in our neck of the woods, I have still noticed the ever annoying mosquito out and about. That is why I think that these are such a good idea! An easy way to protect your furry friend from mosquitoes.


Bug Bam has launched a new mosquito-repelling dog tag to coincide with Heartworm Awareness Month in April. Cases of the deadly, mosquito-borne disease are on the rise according to an American Heartworm Society study released last month. Bug Bam hopes the 100% natural tags will help reverse this trend.

Scientifically proven to work by University of California’s entomology labs, Bug Bam’s product contains only EPA/FDA approved natural ingredients – geranium, citronella and lemongrass. These essential oils repel mosquitoes, fleas and ticks without the use of harmful chemicals found in flea collars and topical applications.

“People were buying our insect-repelling wristbands and using them like flea collars to repel mosquitoes and other pests,” says Bug Bam inventor, Joseph Symond. “We trialed the tags and people loved how they worked and looked,” he says.

People living in an area with mosquitoes should be giving their dogs a heartworm preventative. Most dogs with heartworm infection do not show signs of disease, but symptoms may include decreased appetite, loss of weight, and listlessness. Preventive products should be used year-round, even in areas where mosquitoes only occur seasonally.

Bug Bam dog tags cost $7.99 for two. Each tag lasts up to fifteen days (a 2- pack is a month’s supply) and there are no messy liquids or sprays involved. All Bug Bam products are available online at

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