One problem that most dog and cat owners usually have to deal with sooner or later is fleas. A lot of money is spent every year on flea collars, dips, sprays and shampoos. There are a few problems with these. First, they are expensive. Flea collars often cost $10-15 each, for example. Second, they aren’t very effective. If there is an infestation, collars don’t work well and shampoos need to be used every three days, since it only takes that long for flea eggs to hatch. Third, most of these contain pyrethrin, which are poisonous to the pets. Pyrethrin is a natural substance that comes from a particular kind of chrysanthemum and though it will kill fleas, it is harmful to cats and dogs, particularly cats. Unfortunately, fleas are also harmful to the pets, too. In fact, one kind of worms that cats often have comes from eating cat fleas that carry the worms. This isn’t the only problem, of course. There are diseases the fleas can carry, including bubonic plague, and in a particularly bad infestation, the fleas can actually drink so much of the pet’s blood that the animal can become anemic. This is particularly bad for kittens, which don’t have a lot of blood to begin with. Pyrethrin is definite a bad thing to use on kittens, too, as it could kill them. Thankfully, there is a flea killer that isn’t poisonous. It works well, it is just as natural and organic as pyrethrin without the hazards Continue Reading →
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