homeoPAWthic EM® Collars us EM® Technology. The information below is taken directly from the Manufacturer's website:
"EM∗ is a people-friendly and environmentally safe product of EMRO (EM Research Organization) that achieves synergistic effects by combining beneficial microorganisms which exist in nature, such as lactic acid bacteria, yeast and phototrophic bacteria. It was developed by Professor Teruo Higa in 1982. EM∗ activates local and native microorganisms that live in soil and water and maximizes their natural power. EM∗ brand represents a line of microbial products that are used in numerous fields including agriculture, animal husbandry, environmental purification and health care in more than 100 countries around the world.
EM∗ is a trademark and a brand name owned by EMRO, and is used on a variety of products."
"EM® is an acronym for Effective Microorganisms®., a brand name referring to a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa. These microorganisms are baked into special clay pipes which use beneficial microbes, creating a synergy among microorganisms and larger forms of life including insects and worms, pets and livestock, and people.
EM® Ceramics emit far infrared waves. Far Infrared waves are the longest rays in the light spectrum. This wavelength is highly compatible with human 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 and this improves blood circulation. Because the infrared rays penetrate the tissue, they work deep into body tissue, not just on the surface of the skin. Far infrared waves generate a warming effect by activating cells. NASA uses Far Infrared wave technology in the space suits of their astronauts.
Try this chemical-free, alternative to enhance your blood flow. Increased blood circulation removes toxins from muscles and internal organs, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall body function." Good for people and pets.
homeoPAWthic EM® collars feature EM® Ceramic pipes. While there is no scientific research on this specific application of EM®, anecdotal & personal evidence provided by thousands of pet parents (including my own personal experience using these for 6 years now) overwhelmingly suggests that this technology also works to protect animals against fleas & ticks. The EM®s are the only "active ingredient" in these collars - nothing else! No chemicals, no essential oils, or other ingredients. There are no known adverse effects or contraindications using EM Technology, meaning they are considered safe to use on puppies, pets with health issues, and safe for children also. We have many customers who have been referred to these collars by their holistic/integrative veterinarian. This is offered as a safer alternative, especially for pets who are senior, with health issues or have had adverse reactions to chemical preventatives.
I have personally been using these products for several years and thousands of customers year-over-year report the same results I have had since using these collars - NO ticks! While these do work for the majority of people and pets, no single product can guarantee 100% protection. We encourage all pet parents to do daily tick checks, and you may also want to use additional natural preventatives in conjunction with EM Collars.
For testimonials from many pet parents, read here.
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If you are interested in learning more about EM Technology and it's many applications, you may also want to visit some of these additional links for further reading/research:
These are technical articles, but interesting to read if you work with animals, farming & agriculture.
PREVENTION:The key with ANY tick preventative is early detection with daily tick checks - even with veterinary preventatives. Most topical/oral veterinary preventatives do not stop ticks from biting your dog, they simply kill the tick after it bites. After the tick bites, it can take 24-48 hrs to die and Lyme disease can be transmitted during this die-off period. With EM® Collars, you have the added benefit of making your dog less susceptible to tick bites as they "repel" them.
No prevention method is 100% and the key is to remove ticks as soon as you find them, so checking daily is key. If they are removed within 24 hours, the risk of transmission is quite low. If the tick is not engorged, then it has most likely NOT had time to transmit any diseases it may have carried. It is not totally uncommon to find a tick "floating" atop the fur. This is because ticks are not picky about what they latch onto. They hang on grass/branches with one side of their legs leaving the other side with legs swaying in the breeze in order to latch onto anything that rubs up against them. Usually though, they do not stay on long once they realize this is not the environment they were hoping for, and I almost never hear of reports of them biting/engorging.
PROTECTING/MAINTAINING YOUR COLLAR:Wear & tear on the clay pipes, dirt, oil for from skin and contact with chemicals will all decrease the effectiveness of the EMs. The clay pipes should be maintained regularly with warm water only to keep dirt and debris free from the pipes, including inside. Oils and abrasives can also break down the ceramic clay and make them more susceptible to breakage. To help loosen dirt that may be inside the pipes, rotate them while rinsing under warm water. Sunlight is good for the EMs so after washing, place them in the sun to dry. Our paracord is mold resistant & quick drying! I recommend removing the collars during play - as the EM pipes can easily break, especially during "mouthy" play. As the EM pipes are ceramic, they are susceptible to breakage - we braid MORE than required onto each collar, so that if a few break, it will not reduce the effectiveness. Some owners report that their dog lying on a hard surface, such as hard tile or concrete, will cause them to break. This is unfortunately, beyond our control :)
Collars should be replaced yearly in general - some may need to be replaced more frequently if there is extra wear and tear and others may be able to extend this. It is dependent on the dog/lifestyle, but generally a good idea to replace each "tick season". It is very important to remember that it can take up to a month before the collars are working at full effectiveness. Especially during this time, it is important to check daily and use additional preventatives.
These collars work well for MOST pets and humans, but they seem to work better for some than others. Some find they need to use additional preventatives - many customers like the Earth M.D. Flea & Tick Prevention and the Legendary Canine Fur Fresh Outdoor Spray. Most people find EM collars also work to repel fleas. We have never had fleas with our crew of 3 dogs and many fosters since using these collars.
Sophie peacefully enjoying the outdoors in her EM Collar.