NATURAL REPELLANTS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
- Shampoo Bath dogs with a natural shampoo enhanced with flea repellent oils. We find Neem soap bar useful. Cats are generally not amenable to bathing and more sensitive to shampoo/soap.
- Flea oil Natural flea-repellent oils are suitable for dogs (comb the oils through the coat), but NOT for cats (they would ingest too much oil whilst grooming).
- Vacuum frequently (even daily) during the flea season. Don’t forget to empty the vacuum bag (fleas will breed in it). Wash all bedding weekly in hot water.
- DENZ (Diatomaceous Earth) may assist in environmental control. Further information may be found on the website www.denz.co.nz (brochures are available at our stores). There is an inhalation-risk, so it is very important that you take measures to avoid inhalation by your pets, or by people.
These steps should help to reduce the need for conventional products, however if fleas are present they will likely be necessary. We recommend seeking veterinary advice for products.
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