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A chemical-free alternative to manage ticks!


Makeeco EM® Ceramic Bead Collars use 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 (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 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 dogs blood flow. Increased blood circulation removes toxins from muscles and internal organs, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall body function." 


Ticks and other skin parastites find the infrared waves and the altered skin environment unpleasant and therefore do not attach to your dog.


How to effectively use your EM® Ceramic Bead collar

  • Keep the collar on your pet 24/7 for the first month of use. This is to build up the effectiveness of the Effective Microorganisms®. After the first month of continual wear, you can remove the collar when it is essential (i.e. for safety), but they work better the more they are worn. Note: you should still remove the collar to wash it during this first month!
  • We recommend you change your collar every year. You can extend the life and effectiveness of the collar if you maintain it bi-weekly. The collars do lose effectiveness over time - while it is different for every dog, most will lose effectiveness after continuous wear. Some will find they need to replace more than that, others find they can go longer. Wear & tear on the clay pipes, dirt, oil for from skin and contact with chemicals will all decrease the effectiveness of the EMs.


Every collar is made from 100% Organic Cotton cord EM® Ceramic Beads and metal fastenings, giving you an attractive, earth friendly alternative to conventional collars made from synthetic fibres.

This collar is worn loosely round the base of your dogs neck. It can also be worn out and about with a regular collar providing you do not attach a lead to the tag collar as it is not designed to take the weight.

Choose your own colour preference from a range of beautifully dyed organic cotton cords. Pick a colour to match your dogs regular collar or harness or create something unique to you!


When you measure your dog for their house collar, measure at the base of the neck just above the shoulders to hang slightly loosely on the neck.





Materials – 100% Organic Cotton Cord, EM® Ceramic Beads

End of life options – Compostable and landfill-safe



Materials - Stainless Steel

End of life options – Recyclable and Reuseable



XSmall: Up to 26cm / 2cm width

Small: Up to 35cm / 2cm width

Medium: Up to 45cm / 2cm width

Large: Up to 65cm / 2cm width


* Please note this is a guide only. Size might slightly differ due to the handmade nature of each product.


Contact us if you are not sure or if you find your pet's measurement between sizes or outside this size guide. We would be happy to discuss a custom size for your dog.


We do not accept returns for a mistaken size.



Light soiling: EM Collars should be washed with warm water ONLY. Absolutely no soaps or chemicals as these will compromise the integrity of the Effective Microorganisms®! Rotate and rinse the clay beads often - at least every other week - the beads will work best when they are clean and free of debris.


Swimming in fresh, untreated and sea water with the collar is safe for the beads. Hang to dry in a warm, sunny area. Sun is beneficial to the EM®s and our cotton cord is quick-drying! If you use other topical products, do NOT allow these products to come into contact with the EM® Collar. Oils, soaps and chemicals WILL compromise the EM®s and cause them to become ineffective. These can also cause the Ceramic Clay to break down, and the pipes will crack.


Heavy soiling: If your collar becomes very dirty or smelly (let's face it, dogs like to roll in some 'pungent' things!) you can soak the collar safely in warm water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. The PH of baking soda is safe to use with the EMs and will not harm them, but do this ONLY when there is a stinky emergency!

Anti-tick EM® Ceramic Bead Collar

PriceFrom €12.00
  • XSmall - 35g

    Small - 51g

    Medium - 62g

    Large - 80g

  • Our products are made to order and we will always endeavour to ship your product as quickly as possible. Although, at times there are a high volume of orders and with the time taken to hand make, pack and dispatch it can take up to four weeks to ship. 

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