EM stands for Effective Microorganisms, a brand name referring to microbial-based products developed by a Japanese scientist, Dr Teruo Higa.
What is an EM Ceramic pipe?
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 of our furry friends!
Nevertheless, the best prevention is to avoid known tick areas, and checking your dog AND yourself for ticks after every nature walk.
EM ceramics are safe if you have children in your household. (although, don't let the kids nor dogs eat them!)
In our own and other customers experience, the EM collars do not work as well anymore after about 10-12 months. Therefor it is recommended to renew your EM collar every year.