Home flea treatment and permethrin

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Nacey
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Home flea treatment and permethrin

Post by Nacey » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:22 am

Hi all,
I have four adourable cats and doing their monthly flea treatment..... anyway i though id treat the house as a precaution (they dont have fleas just a precaution) BUT every house treatment ive seen contains permethrin or others like it which are toxic to cats :shock: just wondered if they are ok as they not a high dose like the spot on that dogs have that could kill them. The lowest dose i can find is ant and other crawling insects that can be used indoors by nippon which is a powder and is 0.488% or raid flea killer which contains pyrethrins and pyrethoids which is 0.25% they both say safe around pets but i just dont know. Any advice would be great thanks :)

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Re: Home flea treatment and permethrin

Post by OHWS » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:34 am

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Re: Home flea treatment and permethrin

Post by Nacey » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:15 pm

Yea i was sitting thinking that i am so over cautious and OCD

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Re: Home flea treatment and permethrin

Post by Crewella » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:55 pm

Sadly Permethrin is a Pyrethroid itself, so all are, in effect, just the same thing and just as problematic for cats. A one off treatment with the cats kept away from the treated areas until they are perfectly dry and have been aired would probably be OK, but personally I wouldn't do that unless I definitely had a flea problem. Why risk it.

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Re: Home flea treatment and permethrin

Post by Nacey » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:35 pm

Yea just me being daft no need my cats are up to date and always checked just me being silly that and I'm vacuum crazy so ...... :lol: thanks anyway

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