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Dog + Skunk = Tecnu

It's an unfortunate event that most dog owners have experienced; the moment your dog gets sprayed by a skunk. It's a toss-up… who has it worse? The human, or the dog? On the one hand, the poor dog is left gagging on the stench from what he mistook as a furry playmate (usually from a spray STRAIGHT to the face). On the other hand, the human is left gagging on the scent of his furry family member's heinous mistake, AND has to clean up the aftermath. Although I'm a diehard animal lover, I side with the human in this circumstance. Skunk stench + clean up = yuck! Not to mention… I've been there, and selfishly, I feel FAR worse for myself than my pup! In fact, I've thrown some pretty spectacular pity-parties!

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Don’t Pokèmon Go into the Poison Oak!

By Caileen  |  Monday, July 18, 2016 |  , ,  |  Leave comment

OK folks, we have a serious topic to cover today. Pokèmon Go. Please tell me you've heard of the new craze? If you haven't, I can only assume you've been living under a rock (in a cave, in a cabin in the woods, in your mom's basement, etc.). I mean, honestly, it's been slathered across all forms of media, it's nearly impossible to hide from. If you are familiar, yes, you read that correctly!  The once popular 90's kid game is making a comeback!

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Hot, Hot Baby!

At least that's what Anderson says. OK, let me catch you up. While home on maternity leave, I was subjected to (i.e. enjoyed a little too much) daytime television. Give me a break! It was my only form of "human interaction" throughout the day. Believe it or not, infants don't really have a lot to say when they aren't screaming at the top of their lungs to be fed, changed, put down for a nap, etc. On my (long) list of shows to watch each day was Live With Kelly. One day, her frequent guest co-host, Anderson Cooper was on, and wouldn't you know, poison ivy was a hot topic (literally)! As you can imagine, being an employee of the makers of Tecnu®, my interest was immediately peaked!

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Sea Lice are Not Lice

By Lisa  |  Monday, June 20, 2016 |  Not tagged  |  Leave comment

You've been planning a vacation to the beach, but now the news has you nervous! Right now, "sea lice" are making headlines for the havoc they are causing along the Florida Gulf Coast. These tiny creatures can cause itching bites or lesions that can be quite painful. But sea lice are not in the same family as head lice, body lice or pubic lice.

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What are Common Insect Bite Symptoms?

By Caileen  |  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 |  ,  |  1 comment

You are out adventuring, because that is what we Tecnu® folks do, and ouch! Did you just feel a pinch or sting?

There are many insects that can bite or sting causing an irritating, itchy and sometimes painful situation. Some of these insect bites can be minor irritations while others may require immediate medical attention. Insect bites have a reputation of spreading illnesses such as the Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Not sure what kind of insect bit or stung you? Here are the symptoms of some typical insect bites and stings:

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