Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A Soft Winter Means Fleas and Ticks

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Five bottles of flea and tick shampoo (at $4.23 a bottle) just arrived from Amazon.  This is old school pyrethrin shampoo made from Chrysanthemums. So safe, it’s licensed for food production factories.

I wash my dogs nearly every week after hunting in spring, summer, and fall.  I've had no skin problems with any dogs in 50 years, and no fleas or ticks either. As always, use what you want. My own thoughts and reasons for what I do are at the links below.


tuffy said...

here are the ingredients listed..i wish i could say it was pyrethrin (yes, from chrysanthemums), but it's not that at all..
these are all synthetic ingredients, some that are closer to permethrin, others are insect growth inhibitors; taken as a whole: a whole lot stronger than plain ol' pyrethrin (which doesn't do as well against ticks, better for fleas)…

Hartz Ultraguard Plus Flea and Tick Skin Therapy Shampoo provides great protection and skin relief for flea bitten skin.
Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs Soothing Aloe.
Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Soothing Aloe Flea And Tick Shampoo For Dogs.
Kills fleas & brown dog ticks.
Kills flea eggs for 2 weeks.
NET Contents: 18 fl oz.
Hartz Ultra Guard Plus flea and tick shampoo for dogs.
Kills fleas and ticks while it cleans and deodorizes in one easy and convenient step.
This rich, conditioning formula contains a highly effective flea and tick killing ingredient combined with an insect growth regulator that sterilizes new fleas and kills their eggs.
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Ingredients: Active Ingredients:Phenothrin - 0.270%.Pyriproxyfen - 0.025%.Other Ingredients: 99.705%.Total - 100.000%.
Active Ingredients: D-trans allethrin 0.109%, n-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide 0.154%, (s)-methoprene 0.101%.;(S)-methoprene 0.101%;N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide 0.154%;D-trans allethrin 0.109%

PBurns said...

Pyrethroids are a broad class of very safe insecticides that include Pyrethrin and Permethrin.

Not much difference between them and synthetic is no worse than natural. Both are considered so safe they are approved for use with pregnant women and around food stuffs. As always, cats are different than dogs (or humans) for most everything, from NSAID to fleas and ticks. I only write about dogs. See >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permethrin and >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethroid and >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenothrin and >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyriproxyfen