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Ruggle-it Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
 
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  1. Stop-it-All - years ago I bought a product by this name - where has it gone?
  2. Odd Terminology.  Why don't you use words such as Sweet Itch, Mud Fever, Dermatitis, Mange, etc.?
  3. Web sections.  How do I tell if I'm at the Ruggles & Stopitall Ltd webshop or the "in depth" sections?
  4. Snapshot/Overview.  What does Ruggle-it do, for what, & for which & how many issues (search an alphabetical list)?
  5. What is Ruggle-it?
  6. What makes your product special & why should I buy Ruggle-it?
  7. Starter Pack selection.  Which pack should I choose?
  8. Starter Pack selection.  Why do I buy a different Starter Pack for dogs rather than just buying a Large Animal pack?
  9. Starter Pack selection - gundog - working/gundog.  Why do you use it differently for Gundogs?
  10. One item only.  Can I use the Ruggle-it Oil or Semi-Solid Salve on its own?
  11. One item only.  Must I get the shampoo - I only want one product?
  12. Use.  How do I use Ruggle-it?
  13. Use.  How do Ruggle-it products work?
  14. Extreme &/or prolonged issues.  My animal's (human) symptoms are very severe - is there anything else you recommend I buy?
  15. Quantity.  How much do I need?
  16. Shelf Life.  Do they go off quickly because they're natural & do not contain chemical preservatives?
  17. Smell.  Does Ruggle-it oil and shampoo smell nice?
  18. Fly spray - making it.  How do I make it for large animals and/or outdoor-living dogs?
  19. Fly spray - duration.  How long will it last?
  20. Use - sunburn Can I use just the neat Ruggle-it oil or salve on large animals from 21 March to 15 October (UK)?
  21. Bath.  Must I bath my animal?
  22. Bath.  Can I use cold water to bath my animal?  
  23. Mystery Itching - general.  The cause of itching is unclear - what might it be?
  24. Mystery itching - pet.  My pet has unexplained itching, the vet doesn’t think it is mites and I can’t see any fleas, can your product help?
  25. Dog/Cat/Pet - fleas.  No fleas on my dog/cat since using Ruggle-it - why's that?
  26. Query/Concern.  I've not heard of Ruggle-it or Ruggles & Stopitall Ltd before - why should I not be sceptical?
  27. Query/concern.  Where are your testimonials?
  28. Query/Concern.  Why are your adverts so small - it makes me a bit nervous?
  29. Use - oil gone solid.  The bottled oil has gone solid & I can’t get it out of the bottle.
  30. Use - Diluted oil (DIL) gone solid;  using Sponge-baths.  The DIL in my Trigger sprayer bottle has gone solid.  How can I make it spray again?  Plus, using a "scourer-sponge" instead of spraying the DIL, or, for using as a sponge-bath.
  31. Use - heating.  Will heating the neat & diluted oils damage them?
  32. Patch-test - why should I do one before starting to use Ruggle-it products?
  33. Rugs.  Will I be able to ditch the fly rug?
  34. Back to webshops
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Stop-it-All - years ago I bought a product by this name - where has it gone?
A.  ] A long story but we HAD to change the product name from Stop-it-All to Ruggle-it in 2009.
The company name that covers all our product ranges is "Ruggles & Stopitall Ltd" - intended to retain a thread of similarity once we were unable to use the old name.
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Odd Terminology.  Why don't you use words such as Sweet Itch, Mud Fever, Dermatitis, Mange, etc.?
A.  ] Because we must comply with Veterinary Medicines Directorate -  click here for the explanation (from the "in-depth" part of the website)
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Web sections.  How do I tell if I'm at the Ruggles & Stopitall Ltd webshop or the "in depth" sections?
A.  ] All webshops have pale orange as a background colour to the options in your left margin. 
All "in-depth" sections have white backgrounds in your left margin.
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Snapshot/Overview.  What does Ruggle-it do, for what & how many issues?
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  ] Just click here for a brief leaflet.
Aii.] Or here for an alphabetical list of issues.  For example:
- Aphids (plant)
- Baby skin issues
- Bites - see tick/spider/bug bites
- Crusty lumps
- Dandruff (dry, flakey, scurfy skin/scalp)
- Hair Loss or scurf/dandruff
- Head lice
- Hot (or red) skin
- Insects - flying, in buildings, on muckheaps
- Itching - ears, paws, manes/tails, mystery causes
- Lice
- Lumps
- Midges, mossies
- Mites
- Fleas
- Flies
- Fungal issues
- Mud/wet related issues
- Scabs
- Stamping
- Summer itching (manes/ tails)
- Ticks
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What is Ruggle-it?
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  ] Ruggle-it comes as a vegetable oil blend (runny), a salve (semi-solid when kept cold), shampoo (animal or human) & a natural emulsifier (blends oil with water safely/kindly).
 
] For your ease & until you know how to use it,, we've created the Starter Packs for Large animals, Alpacas/Camelids/Farm animals, Small animals/pets & Humans. 
] If you are new to Ruggle-it, please pick a Starter Pack - if you select a single item, being honest you'll struggle - not good for Ruggle-it nor your pocket!  Thereafter, just scroll down beneath the Starter Packs section to the Pick N Mix section (with small orange backgrounds)
   ● Ruggle-it Oil is a 100% natural vegetable oil blend - when warm it's runny like any oil but if cold, it goes gloopy or solid (just like your Olive Oil if on a cold windowsill!).  This oil can be diluted into up to 10 times its volume as a fly/midge spray....
   ● Ruggle-it Semi-Solid Salve is the above oil that is kept cold - the salve pot has a wide opening so you just gouge it out when needed.  The salve is ideal for small animals but also for large animals in difficult to access areas such as across the belly/undercarriage, inside ears & in upside-down places like armpits.  It's also handy for human skin/fungal issues.
   ● Ruggle-it Shampoos (human or animal) are truly pioneering & soap-free (so it's not vital to wash it out & in winter, you can just spray it on instead!), packed with the Ruggle-it oil's skin & bug benefitting properties & is used in tiny quantities.  Absolutely NO parabens, SLS or SLES, PEGs, Benzoate, DEET etc.   It also blends (emulsifies) the runny oil with tap-water to save you money & hassle.
   ● Ruggle-it Emulsifier blends the oil with water, safely & gently.
 
] What it is - click here for the relevant "in-depth" page
] "What to Buy by Issue" guide - click here for its "in-depth" page
] Ruggle-it Testimonials - click here
 
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What makes your product special & why should I buy Ruggle-it?
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  ] Our products don't use any harsh chemicals, yet have proven extremely effective. 
] You can use Ruggle-it on at least 18 different issues - you just use the products slightly differently - so it's hugely cost-effective.
] For Large Animals a clever element is using them with lots of tap water without reducing the effectiveness!
] Click here for a little leaflet with all the key points.
] Ruggle-it Testimonials - click here
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Starter Pack selection.  Which pack should I choose?
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  ] First choose either the Large animal or Small animal webshop.
] Beside each pack there's an indicator as to it's use, e.g. 1 x pony/donkey under 14.2hh, or over 14.2hh, or any animal with feathers, a couple of pets or more than 4, etc.
] Any Large animal pack will also do pets & humans.  However, for ultimate ease of use until you understand the products, you could select a TRIO pack as that contains all items for Large & Small animals (oil + salve + shampoo).
] All Starter Packs come with FULL instructions (A5 size booklet) for any types of usage - it's not difficult, but it is extremely unusual! 
] If you read Page 1, it tells you what pages to look at for each animal/issue, e.g. for large animal itching, see P16, then the base of P1, P2 and top of P3. 
] "Quick Start" is what it says & it's usually enough.  Read "Full Notes"  for extra tips, cost savings, etc, as you have time.....
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Starter Pack selection.  Why do I buy a different Starter Pack for dogs rather than just buying a Large Animal pack?
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  ] Because indoor-living animals do not use the oil in its diluted format so you use the semi-solid salve in small amounts instead.  Why?  It's mainly due to the aroma! 
] The Small animal Starter Packs just mean you use the products differently & you'll only need small amounts of the salve (or oil). 
Once you've used the products, you'll see how to use the products.  The Starter Packs are intended to make it simple whilst you've learning about the huge flexibility of the products.
] If you buy a Pack for your large animals, it will also do pets & humans too.  For the ultimate all-animal pack, select one of the TRIO packs (oil + salve + shampoo)..
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Starter Pack selection - gundog - working/gundog.  Why do you use it differently for Gundogs?
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  ] Because they mostly live outside & you use the oil as a spray on them (as though they're a large animal/horse!).  Indoor dogs use the shampoo & salve so they smell nice when next to you on the sofa!  
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One item only.  Can I use the Ruggle-it Oil or Semi-Solid Salve on its own?
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  ] Yes, although success will be badly limited if you only get the above items.  Uses are all explained in the orange application notes that accompany all 1st orders
] For 1st use it's always easier for YOU if you buy one of our ready-to-go Starter Packs - just choose from the LARGE or SMALL animals webshops.
] For large animals, we advise using the oil as the Diluted Oil (DIL) mix when sun/UV rays are at their strongest, especially on low-hair or bald areas like the cheeks, around the eyes, on ear tips & on recovering skin due to risk of sunburn with the neat oil or salve. 
] The DIL also goes up to 10 times further so it's cheap as well as long-lasting.
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One item only.  Must I get the shampoo - I only want one product?
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 ] For first use of Ruggle-it products we'd strongly recommend you buy a Starter Pack that includes our unique shampoo (it's unlike virtually any other shampoo out there) so that you can use the products fully & utilise the 'spray on' options - all without harsh chemicals. 
] We've created ready-to-go packs - when you use the products you'll see why we've created the packs ...so please just trust that we've selected the items for a reason to make your life easy whilst getting going!
] The only time a pack with shampoo is not really practical is for Alpacas or timid farm animals - as bathing is rarely tolerated!
] The shampoo is very special & unlike virtually ANY OTHER shampoo out there - soap-free, condensed, harsh-chemical free, sprayable - see "What is Ruggle-it" FAQ above for details.
] Selecting one of the ready-to-go Starter Packs also means you can clean off any oil or salve easily & gently as "like with like negates".  If using other cleaning products, the ingredients often irritate the skin or at worst, interact negatively with Mother Nature's Ruggle-it ingredients.
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Use.  How do I use Ruggle-it?
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  ] All first orders come with Orange Application Notes - you then just select the section you require - horses, alpacas, dogs, cats, children's head lice, etc, and follow it closely until you 'understand' how Mother Nature has made such a flexible product! 
] Follow "Quick-Start" sections for the various species. If you just ad-lib, its likely success will be severely curtailed which is unfair to Mother Nature's very clever products but also to your pocket.
] Orders also come with a Planner to show you what to do on what days whilst you're getting 'into the groove'. 
] A product that can help with at least 18 different issues will never just have 2 lines of instructions - if only Ruggle-it was a "one trick pony" then it'd make our lives so simple! 
] All Starter Packs come with FULL instructions (A5 size booklet) for any types of usage - it's not difficult, but it is extremely unusual! 
] If you read Page 1, it tells you what pages to look at for each animal/issue, e.g. for large animal itching, see P16, then the bottom of P1, P2 and top of P3. 
] "Quick Start" is what it says & it's usually enough.  Read "Full Notes"  for extra tips, cost savings, etc, as you have time
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Use.  How do Ruggle-it products work?
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  ] All 1st orders come with Application Notes which are not difficult but certainly unusual in how you use the products.  The closer you follow them, the greater the likely results.  Use varies between species.
] As animal skin is so sensitive compared to humans, we've focussed on making each element safe & kind to animals - they cannot say "ouch" when Tea Tree stings or Lavender oil irritates.  Everything is very deliberately intended to be gentle whilst doing its job.
] So whether it's calming, cleansing, soothing, re-moisturising or bug & fungal issue deterring,  you just use the special soap-free shampoo & either the oil or the semi-solid salve differently depending on the animal or human for which you're using it. 
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Extreme &/or prolonged issues.  My animal's (human) symptoms are very severe - is there anything else you recommend I buy?
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  ] In extreme cases, the body/immune system really needs help on the insides too, a "walking stick" on which to lean whist it's struggling.  If we leave the body with too much to do when it's in crisis, it usually ends up costing you both because the body only responds slowly.
] With 'pure' probiotics, there are zero downsides to using them....but masses of potential benefits. 
] But sadly many products are not quite what they seem so please use caution, especially if they come with cereal fillers, say they're herbal or come complete inside bags of food which have been created under life-killing heat or intense pressure.
] So, as well as Ruggle-it working on the outsides, for extreme cases we suggest our Protexin 'pure' pre/probiotics for the insides/immune system strength. 
] Full information on the benefits on Probiotics are available on our "in-depth" section of the website.
] We offer Starter Packs that include the correct Probiotics with the Ruggle it products depending on what animal you have, e.g.
  SP1-H or SP2-H (large animals), or
  SP4-B (C or D) (humans, pets/small animals).
] Unsure?  See some testimonials -  click here
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Quantity.  How much do I need?
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  ] It depends on how big your horse (or donkey) is and/or how many dogs you have.  Each Starter Pack on the webshop gives you a good guide. 
] Any Large Animal Packs can be used on all animals, large or small & humans too.  The Small Animal packs will be too difficult/restrictive to use on horses/large animals.
] A standard small animal/pet pack can easily last up to 1 year!  And remember it can save you using spot-ons so that's another saving.
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Shelf Life.  Do they go off quickly because they're natural & do not contain chemical preservatives?
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  ] On average the neat oil blend & salve last well over 2 years (we still test some original products from 2006 & they smell slightly different but still work fine.  The shampoo is generally about 18-24 months.
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Smell.  Does Ruggle-it oil and shampoo smell nice?
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  ] The shampoo smells lovely, quite coconutty.
] The neat oil & semi-solid salve are not horrid smells, just an unusual natural aroma (we cannot add in essential oils to mask it or that might & sadly often does 'hurt' delicate/damaged skin).
] It's been described as smelling of burnt coffee, onions, peanut butter, garlic, burnt chocolate, cabbage, curry, i.e. natural & not chemical!
] Seeing its results & utter flexibility for so many living creatures tends to help us 'just deal with it'.  Much like perfume, we become desensitised to it.
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Fly spray - making it.  How do I make it for large animals and/or outdoor-living dogs?
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  ] The fly spray requires the oil, shampoo (or emulsifier) and tap water - so choose a pack with these elements. 
] All LARGE animal packs have the above;  Gundog/working dog packs as well (but NOT the pet/indoor-living animal or human packs).
] How to mix them?  See page 2 & Step 2 of your Orange Application Notes booklet (these accompany all 1st orders but are not available online).
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Fly spray - duration.  How long will it last?
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  ] How long is a piece of string?  It depends on the intensity of your bugs in YOUR location, it depends on how bad your animal suffers. 
]  The bottled oil can become up to 10 times its volume when used as our diluted mix, e.g. a 500ml oil can become up to 5 litres of fly/bug spray - so it's hugely cost-effective.
]  Application is once daily for 3 days then every 1-3 days generally - just follow the application notes on how to 'build' the protective layer.
]  It impregnates the hair follicles (and skin) so by following our simple routine, you need not worry about it all washing out when a sudden rainstorm appears.
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Use - sunburn risk March-October.  Can I use just the neat Ruggle-it oil or salve on large animals?
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  ] From approximately mid March to early October (UK), please do not use neat oil or salve on low-hair areas (like cheekbones, around the eyes, on ear tips) or on sore areas if exposed to strong sun/UV as it will burn (damaged/sore/raw skin has no UV protection). 
] Instead, use our diluted oil mix "DIL" (Ruggle-it oil + shampoo + tap water - all explained in the orange Application Notes as the ratios are important) as that will NOT burn the skin however strong the sun/UV might be. 
    [If the skin is damaged/raw and the animal is exposed to the sun/UV, then irrespective please always apply organic 'total sunblock' over the top of the DIL/open skin or you'll literally fry the 'wound'...
] However, for areas where strong sun/UV cannot reach (e.g. between armpits!), you can certainly use the neat oil or salve on sore areas and low-hair areas.
] During the summer months for fly/midge/mossie protection, using Ruggle-it DIL on large animals is generally just as effective as neat, but will cost you so much less as it's mostly tap water!
] Ruggle-it Starter Packs give you all you'll need to get going.
] Ruggle-it is NOT difficult to use but it is unique in that you can use it for at least 18 different issues, thus it's bound to be a bit unusual in how you use it!
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Bath.  Must I bath my animal?
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] No - you can spray or sponge on our shampoo & it's not that important to wash it off.  Very clever!!  The instructions explain it all. 
] BUT, the spray-bath option is not as effective or nourishing to the skin as a full bath & it might take longer to see the effects & benefits.  So the full bath is the most effective, followed by a sponge-bath and then the spray-bath.
] However, for the elderly animal during the winter or if you cannot bend over to complete a full bath, then using the sponge-bath or spray-bath Ruggle-it is a handy option.
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Bath.  Can I use cold water to bath my animal?
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  ] Yes.  But it's just nicer on the recipient if it's warm/tepid!
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Mystery Itching - general.  The cause of itching is unclear - what might it be?
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  ] Whilst it might be lots of things, e.g. bug attack, feeds, supplements, external stimuli, central heating, etc. it may be the Millennium Mite which is invisible & new to the UK.  Click here for an article.
] Also see our DIET page - click here as feed ingredients & supplements can also affect itching and/or immune health, e.g. molasses, haylage acids, rice, cereals, garlic..
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Mystery itching - pet.  My pet has unexplained itching, the vet doesn’t think it is mites and I can’t see any fleas, can your product help?
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  ] Yes it can.  If it is mites, many are invisible especially the Millennium Mites, it can certainly help calm & soothe the affected areas whilst killing the critters & eggs, thus giving the body a break.   Click here for an article.
] It also works on fleas, ticks, head lice, midges & many 'biting' critters.
] Severe and/or long-standing struggle?  Consider a Starter Pack that includes our Probiotics to help the body calm/re-boot/recover with internal support, not just on the outsides.
 into a more 'normal' function.
] Rice.  There are very strong connections with rice & 'unidentified' pet itching - see our DIET page - click here
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Dog/Cat/Pet - fleas.  No fleas on my dog/cat since using Ruggle-it - why's that?
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  ] Very cleverly it impregnates the hair follicles so that bugs detect it & "bog off" to bother someone else!  It works the same on fleas, mites, lice, head lice, ticks, midges, etc.
] It also works as an anti-feedant so if bugs living on the skin cannot bite into the skin, they die.  ] It seems to act as a 'shriveller' on eggs so if they cannot hatch, they'll just die too.  If you apply the salve or oil to ticks, just watch how it shrivels them too.
] So it can save you a fortune in spot-ons too...and all without any harsh chemicals.
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Query/Concern.  I've not heard of Ruggle-it or Ruggles & Stopitall Ltd before - why should I not be sceptical?
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  ] You have every reason to query why a gentle & natural product can be used on at least 18 different issues affecting small & large animals let alone humans - it seems too good to be true!  We're sceptics too...
] So, more than anything we say, please look at the various product Testimonial pages. - any feedback on our website must have been provided to us in writing and authorised by the author for use on our website and/or magazine articles.
] Why?  Because we're naturally sceptical and want to be able to see real letters, e-mails, hand-writing as peace of mind -  verbal feedbacks are wonderful but offer YOU who are new to us, no real assurance.  Any of the testimonials can be viewed at our offices. 
   ● Ruggle-it Testimonials - click here
  
Probiotics Testimonials - click here
  
OM3, Joint, Other Testimonials - click here
] Also, we have around 4,000 clients but rather than spending on large adverts, we use small ones in lots of publications so that we do not have to increase prices to pay for massive national campaigns!  We're also blessed with a very high referral rate from happy customers.
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Query/concern.  Where are your testimonials?
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  ]
   ● Ruggle-it Testimonials - click here
  
Probiotics Testimonials - click here
  
OM3, Joint, Other Testimonials - click here
] Why should you view some?  Verbal feedbacks are wonderful but offer YOU who are new to us, no real assurance.  Therefore, as we're naturally sceptical too(!), ALL our testimonials must be provided to us in writing so you can see real letters, e-mails, hand-written notes as peace of mind.  Every one of them has been authorised (in writing) by the client for public use.  Any of them can be viewed at our offices too.
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Query/Concern.  Why are your adverts so small - it makes me a bit nervous?
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  ] Because adverts are extremely expensive if they do not generate sufficient enquiries...and that comes out of the bottom line!  600 or 1-4000 per single advert is common - that's a LOT of enquiries to cover the cost.
] So we opted to have lots of small ads in many publications and then let the testimonials, magazine editorials & word of mouth recommendations do the talking.
] We work on slim margins so that as many animals as possible can afford it. 
We want Mother Nature's remarkable creations to be available to all, not just the privileged.  In this recession, we take pride in supplying many pensioners & those with employment challenges who MUST have their animals be healthy for minimum cost.
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Use - oil gone solid.  The bottled oil has gone solid & I can’t get it out of the bottle.
A ] When the neat/bottled oil gets cold it solidifies. You can reverse this by placing the bottled oil (or your diluted oil/trigger bottle) in a jug of hot (not boiling) water for 15 – 25 minutes.  Shake well & off you go.  To keep it warm, just wrap in a towel & it'll stay warm for hours.  Lots of other tips are in the Application Notes - it's easy to get around Mother Nature's little challenge!
 
] If the Diluted oil (DIL) trigger sprayer unit has gone 'gloopy/got cold' & won't spray (our special wide-tube Triggers allow the 'gloopy/cold' DIL mix to still spray even down to around +4 degrees Celsius), just unscrew the trigger unit from the bottle, immerse the trigger tube in warm water & spray it until the warm water clears it.  Simple.
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Use - Diluted oil (DIL) gone solid.  The DIL in my Trigger sprayer bottle has gone solid.  How can I make it spray again?  Scourer-Sponge option (for DIL or shampoo).
]  If the Ruggle-it Diluted oil (DIL) mix in our special trigger sprayer has gone 'gloopy" or "become cold" or "clogged up" & will not spray (our special wide-tube Triggers allow the 'gloopy/cold' DIL mix to still spray even down to around +4 degrees Celsius), just unscrew the trigger unit from the bottle, immerse the trigger tube in warm water & spray it until the warm water clears it.  Simple.  Lots of other tips are in the Application Notes - it's easy to get around Mother Nature's little challenge!
 ]  Alternatively, if you find the spray a 'faff' at any time of the year but especially in the winter/cold months (or if the animal is frightened of sprayers), once you've mixed it all up, just pour it straight into a Tupperware microwave box (or similar) & pop a small sponge inside the box. 
   >>  Scourer-Sponge Option for use with Diluted oil (DIL).  The best sponges are the "6 for 1.00" kitchen scourer-on-one-side with sponge-on-the-other side - the sponge side is dense & holds a lot of liquid without it running everywhere & the scourer side gives you plenty to grip onto!  [Obviously, we hold the scourer - the sponge is what we use on the animals' skin!]
   >>  Then even if the DIL mix has gone a bit gloopy, you can shake the box, mix it with the sponge and then just sponge or brush on the DIL mix instead of spraying it.  You'll use more than if you were spraying it BUT more will get to the skin which will end up saving you money and from doing it quite so often!   We find the "Tupperware box method" a lot easier to manage during winter and/or if animals are
afraid of sprayers. 
   >>  Sponge option for use with Shampoo.  You can also use the above "6 for 1.00" sponge option if you cannot bath the animal (large or small).  A full bath is the most effective, but when you cannot do this, a sponge-bath (with no rinse) is an alternative.  The spray-bath is the least effective of the three bath-options.
]  Other clever suggestions are in the Application notes too.
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Use - heating.  Will heating the neat & diluted oils damage them?
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  ] Not at all as long as you do NOT microwave them.  The application notes offer simple ways to keep the oils liquid, e.g. in your car, on a sunny window, by the boiler, etc.  It's also why we do not use clear bottles as sunlight will accelerate their shelf life.
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Patch-test - why should I do one before starting to use Ruggle-it products?
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  ] Whilst Ruggle-it products have an exceptionally low reaction-rate (still significantly under 0.1%), ANY product, whether natural or chemical can react with skin as each immune system & its responses are unique. 
] A human can tell us if something's irritating;  an animal cannot so for the sake of 24 hours, we'd rather all users let the skin show us that it's totally happy rather than have a large area of irritation.
] For instance, why are some of us "allergic" to milk & thus ice-creams whilst someone else's skin comes up in bumps when lavender oil is in shower products?  Because each body is unique & its foibles need to be respected.
] Where & how to patch test is on the back page of your Orange Application Notes booklet.
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Rugs.  Will I be able to ditch the fly rug?
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  ] If an animal is not being bitten, then the rug becomes redundant!
] It's also very important that animals have natural sunlight on their skin or they'll be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency - there was a reason that pit-ponies HAD to have time above ground if their bones & immunes were not to suffer.
] As per many of our testimonials, animals can often ditch the rug because Ruggle-it can help stop most of the bites in the first place.  If we're bitten occasionally the body says "that's annoying";  if bitten constantly, the body soon says "get ALL emergency vehicles NOW or I'm going into meltdown". 
] But, as per the application notes, we always suggest rug extraction in small steps & only once you can clearly see it's deterring bugs - you can often see them do U-turns!  Some animals that have suffered badly from bites in the past come to see the rug as a "noo noo" so it's important to slowly show the animal that it CAN self defend against bug attacks whilst being naked. 
] Also, when rugged constantly, animals often become depressed, hot & isolated as they cannot groom each other nor roll & get dirt on their skin (an important element of skin health).  They are often more cranky too!
] Nothing will stop all bug attack, but if Mother Nature's Ruggle-it can help bodies be naked by deterring most bites, then bugs remain 'annoying' but not 'terrifying'.
 

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