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Natural or not, what is safe for humans does NOT mean it is safe for dogs. Cedar is poisonous to dogs.
CEDAR CHIPS ARE POISONOUS TO DOGS!! Do not use this method on animals. The scent cedar gives off is poisonous to dogs.
Dear Chris m416 I don't know if you are a vet or not you are saying not to believe what this lady is saying because you like all vets get a kick back on all these flea remedies from Advantage and the rest if that container says do not get in eyes or any other place that can cause you to have a reaction is not good for my dog either. I use Dawn dish liquid and it works you can also spray your yard and it will control the ticks and fleas.
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My intention was never to insult or not 'be nice' so I apologize if it came across that way catlynn . It's just that I have difficulty with statements that promote one opinion while condemning a well respected option, without anything other than anecdotal evidence to back them up. To call safe and well tested products like Advantage and Revolution poisons is inaccurate and inflammatory, especially in light of the millions of doses of these products that have been used to safely and effectively rid pets and homes of flea infestations. And consider the fact that the IGR (insect growth regulator) in Sentinel is used in drinking water reservoirs in some countries to prevent mosquito development - so people drink it safely. As an employed small animal veterinarian who earns a flat rate salary I certainly have no vested interest in dispensing these or similar products. But I do prescribe them, and use them in my own pets, because they have proven to be so safe and effective.When I graduated 33 years ago and began practicing, I had no choice but to use and dispense potentially toxic flea products (sprays, powders, shampoos, etc.) containing older insecticides, because that was all that was available. But newer flea control products work far better, are much easier to use, and as I stated are very safe. They are so effective because they not only kill adult fleas, but also inhibit the development of the immature stages of the flea. This is important to know because Less than 5% of fleas in a typical infestation are in the adult stage - the remainder are in the pupal, larval or egg stages. So the adult fleas on your pets are really just 'the tip of the iceberg'. All life stages must be killed or inactivated for flea control to be effective.I'm sure the solution you are applying to your dogs is as effective as you say, but in a true flea infestation it is unlikely to be successful. Hopefully you will never have to deal with that though. I wish you and your pets good health.
This is a classic example of the potential danger of the Internet. Products like Advantage, Sentinel and Revolution were developed and tested, and underwent extensive field trials over many years, before being made available for general use in pets. They have revolutionized the treatment and prevention of flea infestations. What you are suggesting - 'research it for yourself don't take my word for it' - is ludicrous. Searching the Internet or 'Googling' is not, and never will be, 'research'. Research is conducted in a scientific manner with control groups and detailed scientific evaluation and measurement. And an individual stating they tried something and it worked great is proof of nothing, other than that in that one instance something good happened. As a veterinarian with 33 years in practice, I have seen countless so called natural remedies fail time and time again. I have also seen the fantastic results from safe, properly tested products like Advantage and Sentinel in controlling and preventing flea infestations. I guess we believe what we chose to believe. But be careful before you accept what an unknown individual on the Internet tells you without any references or real proof.
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