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Uh.. DE for fleas and ticks??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MakNat, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

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    Has anyone used DE for dogs and cats as an insect repellant?? If so, does it work well? And the real question. How often do you have to apply it to be affective? Year round? What about for ear mites?? My guess is NO on the last question, but I don't know. ..
     

  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Use Sevin dust. It is far more effective.
     
  3. ametauss

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    7 dust is a bit toxic around dogs/cats....

    I used DE when a new puppy we got had scabie (mange).... sprinkled it on/under couches/chairs, in the dog kennels, on the dogs, on the floor where they laid, and even on the mattresses before making the beds since the whole family got scabies....

    Worked very well....

    I will typically use Ivermec (Revolution) on the dogs/cats for flea/tick/worm control year round once a month... you can buy the big dog ones and put it in a bottle and pull it out in a syringe to dispense the correct dose for the animals weight....
     

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