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RPWILKIN SparkPoints: (27,308)
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9/6/10 3:02 P

I have heard it works to prevent mosquitoes.

CINDY407 Posts: 46
9/6/10 2:59 P

DAWN dish detergent will also kill fleas instantly but not prevent them from coming back.

BREEZY85 Posts: 1,372
9/6/10 10:23 A

its also great on squeeky joints on doors and killing bugs and cleaning hard to clean surfaces.

also ivory soap kills the fleas too!

WINSTONSUZ Posts: 5,595
9/6/10 10:05 A

I've used the commercial products, frontline and advantage and had problems with them making my dogs sick for a couple days. I've tried skin so soft and I don't mind the smell of it and it may work ok for fleas but can't see that it helps for ticks.

CINDY407 Posts: 46
9/6/10 9:22 A

This web site shows exactly how to dilute the Avon SSS. It also said that AVON tested it. You can also go to AVON's web site to see what they say.

Personally I have used it and it works. I just don't like the way it smells... good luck ...

BILL60 Posts: 883,691
9/6/10 9:18 A

Never tried it.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
9/6/10 9:03 A

Wanted all to know i found a website that recommended lemon juice half and half suppose to repell fleas and heal sores i am going to try it ! Front line made my dog very sick i won't use that anymore will let you know in a couple days how that works ! Also it said put salt on carpet over night and sweep it up ! Anythings worth a try i am alittle afraid of skin so soft but lemon juice should be fine ! emoticon

PIGLET1979 Posts: 1,720
9/5/10 8:31 P

We have had excellent results with neem, tea tree, peppermint and lavender essential oil products (natural, prepared products designed for dogs.) The first ingredient in SSS is mineral oil, and I don't think that it's a smart choice for dogs, or people, for that matter. I don't believe in using chemical products on dogs, as the amount of chemical required to produce toxic effects in them is much lower than in humans. Also, diet plays a significant role in pet's coat health.

Edited by: PIGLET1979 at: 9/5/2010 (20:33)
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9/5/10 12:08 A

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
9/4/10 11:52 P

I have seen here in denmark people use drops you place in the hair on the neck- it effectively gets rid of fleas..
The dog can't reach there to ingest the fleas cure and also collars for fleas are a great way to control them..
Just having a animal gives a house fleas- I have noticed this every time we lost a animal to natural causes.. The house is riddled and needs professional treatment because of the sheer number of them.. Fleas lay eggs that lay in the carpet and cracks with wooden floors. Vibration makes them hatch..

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 9/4/2010 (23:53)
GLOW8211 SparkPoints: (69,745)
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9/4/10 9:08 P

Thank you for all the suggestions...I have used Adams, but these others sound interesting

CHOOWY Posts: 4,240
9/4/10 2:30 P

Nothing worked for my dogs until the vet prescribed pills like others have mentioned. They work great!

Oh, and a tip for giving pills to dogs is to put it in a teaspoon of peanut butter. It goes down really easy!

9/4/10 2:12 P

it's not messy! only small amount of oil is left on the pet. I have dogs, never used on cats. Plus you can get the hypoallergenic SSS never used myself always just use the original. If you have any questions send me a message. Plus FYI compare labels you will be suprised on regular no flea dog product to other soap products in your home. I have a sensitive dog that I only use baby oatmeal bath on, fixed her just great!

9/4/10 2:08 P

Yes it does work, I use all the time no allergic reactions, and they smell good! I use the bath oil SSS, I put one cap full in large pitcher mix up well and poor over after his bath, never had a problem one!

9/4/10 12:50 P

I can't see something oily being on my long haired dogs.

MOMMAGPLUS11 Posts: 2,669
9/4/10 9:03 A

No way. Your pets could have an allergic reaction to it. Or worse still it could make them deathly ill when they try to lick it off. If we seem to have problems with fleas and mosquitoes really bad I sometimes lightly spray my animlas with the OFF Powder mosquito spray that is child proof and non-allergenic. And it works on us and the pets and the children.

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (94,861)
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9/4/10 8:29 A

I've heard it is a good flea repellent, but I wouldn't use it on my dog, That stuff is greasy/oily and would get all over the place.
I use flea shampoo and Frontline- controls the fleas great!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/4/10 8:14 A

I think it would be too messy!

9/4/10 8:06 A

No way especially on a long haired dog. Give the dog a flea bath. I buy the shampoo etc. online (Jeffers) and have never had a problem with cats or dogs.

SUZIEGREY Posts: 478
9/4/10 8:00 A

I would be reluctant to use anything like that on a dog as there is no guarantee it is safe to use on pets. The best way to control fleas on a dog is to use vet prescribed treatment such as Frontline or Stronghold. Most other pet shop treatments don't really work. Also, regularly vacuum all soft areas such as carpets and upholstery that your dog lies on and treat these with special flea treatments as prescribed by your vet.
Any other method will at best not work, and at worst could make your pet very ill.
Sorry if this sounds rude, it is not meant to be, but I have seen the effects of incorrect treatment of pet fleas.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
9/4/10 5:53 A

Have you ever used skin so soft on dogs for fleas ? How do you mix it for a spray ? I heard 5 parts water 1 part skin so soft ! emoticon

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