Fleas and Dawn Dish soap???

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      Okay,
      I had to try this before I sent this post. I have 8 cats living in my
      home — 2 adult females and 6 kittens from 3 different litters. (One
      is a rescue that I got from my counselor that I literally saved.)
      We “did” have a flea problem – but not as badly anymore.
      My SO works with another mechanic at a shop who’s vet recommended
      using Original Dawn dishwashing liquid to kill fleas. You bathe the
      animal with it and it kills the little buggers.

      I thought okay, it’s
      inexpensive considering flea sprays — safe to use during pregnancy.
      (Am due April 13,2004)
      I am one to try almost anything once to see if it works. And the Dawn
      dish soap worked to kill over 90% of the fleas.

      It’s also safe for
      young kittens whereas flea sprays are NOT recommended until the
      babies are 6 weeks or older.
      We will be doing a second treatment this week to rid of more of the
      fleas and I think if used at least once a week would be completely
      effective in getting rid of all the fleas over time.
      The only thing I would note is you have to bath all your animals on
      the same day to be additionally effective.

      I bathed only the babies
      and the Mom’s shared their bugs. So, we bathed everyone the same
      afternoon and it was much more noticable how many “bodies” died. I
      was picking dead bodies off my rescue Le Chat — he was in heaven
      over the attention!

      I am going to invest in a flea comb and see if
      that is easier to get the bodies off the babies.

      Heather

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