Flea Treatment News on March 5, 2010

March 4, 2010
New Study Links Pesticide Use to Thyroid Disease in Women
– I’ve been pondering the increase in thyroid conditions and other endocrine issues.March 4, 2010
Hartz Defeated In Jury Trial!
– This verdict was handed down in January and it will be interesting to see what happens with the additional reports of incidents.

Flea Treatment News on February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010
Bayer opens flea product sales to retail outlets: Bayer Animal Health announced Tuesday an end to its decades-old … http://bit.ly/cnfOE4
– Bayer will not longer allow exclusive distribution by veterinarians for a couple of its flea control products.February 11, 2010
Take Action: Demand EPA Disclose All Pesticide Ingredients, Including “Inerts”
– Disclosure is something that I agree with when it comes to flea control and all pesticides.February 11, 2010
EPA Sued for Failure to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides
– Pesticide issues hurt the environment, animals, and us!

Cat Flea Treatment: Bathing a Cat (Video)

This video shows how to do cat flea treatment using a bath, flea treatment, and a flea comb. You don’t have to use a flea control shampoo–any pet shampoo will do and I recommend pet oatmeal shampoo.

Also, don’t leave a cat unattended in a crate with a toxic shampoo left in the fur since it may begin to groom itself. Just massage the cat and keep it warm during the bath time or use a non-toxic pet shampoo!

Kitten Flea Treatment (Video)

Using flea treatment on kittens under 8 weeks of age is not recommended. This video shows how to use a flea comb to get rid of fleas and determine if a kitten has a flea infestation.

Large numbers of fleas can endanger kittens due to flea bite anemia and a veterinary visit is always recommended if your kitten has fleas.