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Here is a great 3 ingredient flea and tick powder recipe for your dog. Bonus: Step by step video.
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Thanks for this information. We are facing a major flea infestation at the moment, and our poor dog is suffering quite a bit. We’re not completely happy either, and there is a baby on the way. We have to get this cleared out, but don’t want to rush to the toxic chemicals. I’m looking forward to trying these tips, especially the flea powder. Again: thank you!
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IF a pet really needs these chemicals, I’ll use them short term (1-3 months as needed.) In my practice, this means most of my patients rarely if ever need flea and tick prevention (my own dog and cat have never been administered these products.) I prefer to prevent fleas and ticks by treating the yard with beneficial nematodes (they work better than chemicals; natural pyrethrums or diatomaceous earth can also be used.) I then recommend an herbal flea and tick shampoo containing citrus oils; the pet is bathed 1 to 2 times weekly for several weeks until the parasites are controlled. Remember that fleas and ticks do not die upon contact with shampoo. Rather, the shampoo works over time. This is why I suggest leaving the shampoo on for at least 20-30 minutes before rinsing. Also, pay special attention to the area between the toes and around the ears, since ticks love to hide here! Between bathing, I recommend either an herbal collar (containing an herb such as citronella) or an herbal powder, containing natural pyrethrum made from chrysanthemum flowers. — Sergeant's Silver Flea and Tick Powder for Dogs | Sergeant's
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Fleas can be a big problem for dogs and cats, especially during summer months, but there is a bigger problem: the commercial chemical-laden treatments that–in my opinion–do more harm than good. Flea collars, sprays, powders, shampoos and the like may be mildly effective, but the dangers outwFlea shampoos can provide immediate relief by killing adult fleas on the pet, but they don't leave enough residue behind to kill new fleas as they hatch. As for flea dips, bombs, powders and sprays, many of them contain chemicals called pyrethroids, such as permethrin. Experts warn that these chemicals are highly toxic, especially to cats. Some vets say that products containing permethrin can be safe if you only have dogs in your household, but all warn to not use such products on cats or even on dogs if one is likely to come in contact with a cat. Permethrin comes in for the sternest cautions, but some experts also warn against the use of other pyrethroids as well. Think of flea powder as an alternative to all the other available . In my opinion it’s not the best one, but you can try it out if all your other efforts in getting rid of a flea infestation fails. The best reason I can come up with for using flea powder is that it’s not as noisy as flea spray for pets. My dog hates the sound of flea spray and always tries to get away from it as soon as he hears it. As I said before, I see flea powder as an alternative to other flea treatment products, so you can try it to see if it succeeds where other products have failed. There are disadvantages of using it though. The powder can be quite difficult to control, especially when applying it under windy conditions. Once you get it on, your pets might try to lick it or shake it off. When you try to put the powder on, you could inhale it by a mistake. It can also rub off on furniture, blankets, curtains and beddings. There are different opinions on the amounts, but flea powder does leave some chemicals on the pet. More than does. If you have both cats and dogs that need to be treated, this might not be the best solution for you. Cats need one type of flea powder and dogs need another. In most cases, either one can’t be used on both pets. This is important to remember.Also,
If you use Borax Laundry Additive (NOT Boric Acid! Boric Acid is a
completely different chemical) to kill fleas in your carpeting, it is
advised to keep your cats away from it. Cats are highly sensitive to
powders they might breath in and also can get very sick or die. Do NOT
put Borax on your Cats or Dogs.