#32 Why Wondercide has 1M customers

I first heard of Wondercide when CEO Stephanie Boone sat with me in my Austin clinic over a decade ago and explained her amazing cedar oil based products to me. Using cedar, a ubiquitous “pest species” tree all over Texas that was being cleared and burned regularly to repel and kill fleas and ticks?

It sounded like a win win.

Tune in to hear how the poisoning of her own dog Luna started Stephanie’s drive to bring a better form of pest control to the world of dogs and cats and their people.

This once small boot strapped company just crossed its one millionth customer metric and people are thrilled with not only the safety and effectiveness of the Wondercide products, but the exceptional customer service that Wondercide’s team brings to the table.

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Fact Sheet for Pet Owners and Veterinarians about Potential Adverse Events (after using Bravecto and many others in its class).

Non-Toxic Flea (and Tick) Control

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Next week: Julie Anne Lee rejoins me for an enlightening discussion on the skin microbiome. Yes, there’s a whole world living on your skin and that of your pets!

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve had any flea/tick product experiences that had you concerned. Or, if you’ve used Wondercide and want to share your experiences.

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  1. Will Falconer, DVM on August 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I studied this closely, Gina, as I’d heard the concerns as well. My research says it’s a non-issue. Carry on, you’ll be fine.

    • Gina Colorossi on August 31, 2021 at 10:48 am

      I really appreciate your reply, thank you!

  2. Gina Colorossi on August 30, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Hi again : )
    I brought my puppy home 2.5 weeks ago and my brain is fried with all the info I am learning.
    A friend mentioned that Sodium Lauryl Sulfates can be problematic and recommended avoiding products with this ingredient. I was super bummed to see it in Wondercide.
    Dr. Will, I would love to know your thoughts…

    Thank you so very much,
    ~ Gina

  3. Kathy Epperson on June 1, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I lost my Goldendoodle after giving one of the oral chews(that starts with an N). With our new Doodle that’s two, we’ve used Wondercide for two years and have been so happy with no fleas or ticks. Thanks for such a great product!

    • Tracey on June 8, 2021 at 9:46 am

      Sending love to you, Kathy. We’re honored to be part of your Pack.

  4. Pamela Kennedy on June 1, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I’m struggling with a flea infestation here in Central Texas due to absence of treatment of my pets over the winter months and an unusually heavy rainy season. At first sign i purchased Cedar Wondercide, washed everything that would fit in my large washer/dryer, including beds and pillows the dog’s use, sprayed Cedarcide everywhere excepting the entire carpet ( which I vacuum using a super-sucker vacuum! Wet a pad and rubbed over the digs before daily walk and fleas still multiply. Plus the smell was a bit overwhelming after all that so I didn’t use it as widely after that. How can I eliminate this infestation? DE has polka dotted my red sofa and we have so much carpet I’d have to use a commercial sprayer to cover it all and the fragrance would be overwhelming. Maybe my smeller is too sensitive? Not applying wondercide often enough?

    • Tracey on June 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

      Hi, Pamela. You’re doing really well, and to fully eliminate that infestation, do a whole-house treatment including the carpets and resting areas for pets when you begin to treat pets daily (keep that up until you don’t see any more live fleas) with Wondercide. At the same time, if you have a yard, you would treat your yard with Flea & Tick Yard + Garden twice within a few days to eliminate the fleas outside. Then, you could move into maintenance mode. The 3-prong approach, full coverage, and a little more persistence are key.

      You may try to apply Flea & Tick Pets + Home to your pet by hand instead of using a pad so more of the solution reaches the fur. Another trick: brush the fur in the opposite direction of growth, and then apply so Wondercide gets close to the skin where fleas live.

      We have three other scents to try if Cedar isn’t your favorite. You may find Peppermint or Rosemary more to your liking. Lemongrass is our most vibrant so we’d suggest you try a more mild scent.

    • Marie on September 16, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Hi. The way we have gotten our flea issue under control is bathing our dog weekly, the key here is to use a very good conditioner, my recommendation is anything Igroom or IV San Bernard is great for moisturizing. Also, apply the shampoo to the dog dry while mixed with water, and let sit for 10 minutes, as this will kill the fleas. Then we used Dr Falconers article with the IGR product and Flea stoppers in our small carpeted bedroom, and spray our dog with neem oil. We mix organic neem oil with water and a bit of essential oil otherwise Neem oil really stinks, but it has helped keep fleas under control, we may still find an occasional one with the flea comb but overall our problem has greatly subsided.

  5. Julie Walker on May 19, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Could you please tell me if Wondercide is available for purchase in Australia?

    • Tracey on May 19, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      Yes! We ship to Australia from Wondercide.com. At this time we don’t have local retailers in your area.

  6. Janet Ludvik on May 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I have been using wondercide with confidence for 6 yrs now in northern wisconsin. My vet never heard of it as so many others on FB. However people like me have been spreading the word to spray not feed poison to your beloved furbabies. As time goes on more people want a safe option for flea/tick control and they have it with wondercide.

    • Tracey on May 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      We appreciate you!

  7. Robin on May 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Hi, I have a serious problem with a canine pest not mentioned here and I wonder if Wondercide would be effective? I live in the California desert and while I have never even seen a flea or a lick, my long haired (Havanese) dogs are constantly picking up and dealing with Canine Chewing Lice and Canine Biting Lice. The vet has to periodically switch out whichever pesticide (Revolution, Advantage, etc) we use due to the lice building up tolerance after a season. Does your product prevent, repel or kill Canine Lice species???

    • Tracey on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 pm

      Hi, Robin. We haven’t tested on lice but many customers tell us they’ve found success. We also offer a 30-day happiness guarantee, so you can always give it a try and let us know how it goes. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    • Will Falconer, DVM on May 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

      Robin, I’d also look at diet and vaccines, as it sounds like something is weakening your dogs, making them more susceptible to a pest most don’t deal with.

      For example: change kibble to raw, and you’re likely to see a huge uptick in resistance and coat health. Here’s a good page to learn more.

      If you’re being prodded to revaccinate dogs who’ve already had vaccines, odds are high they are already immune and more vaccines not only don’t add to that immunity but can actually make your dogs sick. More risk than benefit. I’ve got a series of articles on this, your #1 most important decision.

  8. Paula Webber on May 18, 2021 at 11:38 am

    When we could travel….I’m in Canada, I purchased this product on almost every trip south of the border. I truly love it. Ticks and fleas abound where we live, and sadly I can’t get Wondercide now. I’m wondering if Stephanie has any ideas how I can safely treat my pets. I’m down to my last 1/2 bottle of Wondercide, and who knows when I’ve ever travel to the US again…so darn frustrating.

  9. Tracey on May 18, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Hello, wonder Pack! Tracey here from Wondercide. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories and journies. We’re with you each step of the way.

  10. Deidre on May 18, 2021 at 10:35 am

    I have been using the Wondercide products for at least 8 years based on Dr Falconer’s recommendation when I adopted my 2 rescue Westies. The product is nothing short of brilliant and I have recommended it to everyone who so much as mentions pest control, including my local vet. We spray the yard a couple of times a year and it keeps fleas, ticks and fire ants out of our personal space. I have never seen a flea or tick on my animals since I started using this product. I would highly recommend it.

  11. Gina C. on May 18, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I am so grateful for this podcast, and this episode! My beloved Frisko transitioned almost 5 years ago and it has taken me this long to be ready for another beloved companion (if things go as planned, I will be bringing my Golden puppy home in August!). I used Frontline before, but have since learned a LOT over the last several years and am committed to doing things differently. I use essential oils for many things and am so grateful to discover Wondercide! I’ve already placed my first order. ✨🙏🏼💛✨

  12. Charlotte Rowell on May 18, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Dr. Will, I have been using cedar based pest control here in Maine since last summer when we had to relocate up here because of the pandemic. The tics
    were unreal….Between my three dogs, I was pulling 20 + ticks a day off them!!

    So I got out the Wondercide and started fighting back!! Every morning, before we
    leave the house, I spray them down and then again in the afternoon when we go for our afternoon walks…..ticks are leaving us alone now!

    Thank you Stephanie for this wonderful podcast!

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