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39 or more, the shipping is on us! Flea control is the bane of most dog and cat owner’s lives. Everyone wants a quick fix, and these days that’s usually a pill down the throat or paste squeezed on the back of the neck. There are several issues with these products. Secondly, there is much evidence that generations of fleas are developing resistance or immunity to the chemicals in these products. Just how safe are these products for our pets, our children and ourselves? Without getting bogged down with all these issues let’s look at a few things you can do which are natural, safe for your pet, everyone who lives in your home and the environment.
A healthy dog is less likely to get fleas, like any parasite they are more attracted to weak animals. Ensure you feed a healthy diet, exercise your dog regularly and give species appropriate supplements if extra help is needed. The easiest way to knock the fleas off any dog is to wash it. Neem and essential oils suitable for dogs. Neem is a natural insecticide, scientists aren’t entirely sure how it works but have found it stops fleas eating, laying eggs, moving about and breeding — they eventually just drop off to die. These are made with essential oils that repel fleas and are suitable for use on dogs. Some brands claim they are also suitable for cats, be cautious — it’s thought that essential oils accumulate in cats kidneys as toxins.
Whilst there isn’t any real evidence, be conservative when it comes to your pet’s health. Rosemary leaves and diluting the water with warm water and rinsing your dog once week in peak flea season. It can also be used to sluice out kennels. Put a white cloth down wherever you are combing your pet, this will collect up the flea eggs that fall off your pet when you comb. Make sure you pick up the cloth carefully to ensure you don’t drop these where they can hatch. Vacuuming is the single most effective way of removing fleas from your home.
It picks up all stages of the flea, and puts them all in a bag for disposal later. Wash your dog’s bedding at least once a week, fleas accumulate in bedding. Keep your lawn short — this allows more sunlight in and dries out the soil, fleas like moist cool places to lay eggs. To rid your home of fleas without resorting to chemicals can be a little more time consuming but it is worth the effort — for the sake of the environment, your pet and your family. Cool and strain the leaves off, this can be stored in a glass lidded jar in the fridge, for a couple of weeks. Dilute the concentrate with around 8 litres of water.
Two day sale ends midnight Sunday 8th November 2015. Can I apply FRONTLINE Plus anywhere on my pet? You must apply it directly onto the pet’s skin, not on their hair, at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades, where your pet cannot lick it off. Can my pet be bathed or go swimming after I’ve applied FRONTLINE Plus? Yes, they can from 48 hours after application. FRONTLINE Plus is water fast and will remain effective even if your pet gets wet.
However, excessive washing or swimming may potentially interfere with your flea preventative and more frequent application be required. Do I need to treat my pet for fleas even in colder months? With heated homes, fleas can be a problem all year round inside the home. Outside, the flea life cycle never stops in winter, it just slows down. I live in a highly tick-infested area. How often do I need to treat my pets? Remember FRONTLINE Plus is not a tick repellent so you may still see some ticks on your pet. They should be killed within 48 hours. There are other flea treatment products which contain fipronil. Are these products the same as FRONTLINE Plus?