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|07-14-2010, 02:31 PM||#1|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In my house :)
Flea bath tip
We have never had fleas so I don't keep flea shampoo on hand but this little stray that is staying with us was covered in fleas and needed a bath in the worst way. I have heard of using Dawn dishsoap on animals but all I had was Palmolive orignal dish soap so I thought I'd give it a try. I was shocked...it killed the fleas dead practically on contact! I was careful not to get it in his eyes and after shampooing him with the Palmolive and picking the dead fleas off of him I shampooed him with regular dog shampoo and then conditioner. He has stopped scratching and we haven't seen another flea! I don't know if this is common knowledge but I was impressed with the results.
We bathed him Monday afternoon after realizing he wasn't leaving...he was scratching almost constantly but now he can rest easy with no more pesky fleas
|07-15-2010, 05:27 AM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Where the deer and the antelope play
Awww, bless your heart for giving him some love and care, and thanks for the tip!
Shelly and the girls Moka Mylee
|07-16-2010, 12:15 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2010
That's really interesting, actually! My wee fella is having a lot of trouble with fleas right now, it being that time of year and all, and I just can't afford all the pills the vet keeps suggesting.