its pyrethrin based and labeled as safe for puppies and kittens
IME anything thats considered safe for both pups and kittens is pretty safe
as those kittens are pretty sensitive
My understanding is of all the poisons commonly used out there the
pyrethrins are the safest.
I also know the Scratchex formula by Sulfodene happens to cure the eczema on
my hands at the same time it rids the animals of fleas and mites and ticks.
I'm not terribly trusting of the concept of poisoning the entire system of
the animal to get rid of a couple of topical vermin, but of course YMMV.
> I'm not familiar with the products you mentioned but you should never
> that a topical product is safer than an injectible one. There are many
> treatments that are much more toxic than injectible ones.
> Scott Weese, DVM
> > keep some bottles of Scratchex Flea and Tick shampoo around - its
> > inexpensive and safe on pups and available even at many Walmart's and
> > supply stores and I have on occasion even seen it at the grocery store
> > injecting poisons in pups doesn't seem as safe to me as using something
> > topical that pretty much washes off
> > Nancy
> > > I have some shelter puppies who are absolutely infested with lice. The
> > shelter
> > > is only open a few days a week, so I can't always get in for lice
> > shampoo/spray
> > > in a timely fashion (and *many* puppies come in with lice, so this is
> > future
> > > use question, too). A local vet said he could give them ivermectin
> > to
> > > kill the lice. Is this true? Okay for young pups (3-4 months)?
> > > thank much -
> > > Michelle Kienholz
> > > Save Our Shelters, Westmoreland Chapter
> > > http://westmoreland.petfinder.org