Questions for Pet People: What do you use?

October 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm 5 comments

If there exists something better — more effective & healthier–  than what I am using, I’d love to know about it! What products would you use and recommend? Please leave comments!

1. What doggie shampoo do you use for skin allergies, itchies etc.? [Using Microtek]

2. What topical product do you use for itchy paws? Keeping in mind that it will be licked off/ingested. [Using Microtek Spray]

3. What spray product do you use to get rid of fleas in rugs, dog beds, sofas etc.? [Using De Flea]

4. What do you recommend for flea bites on HUMANS? I know when there are fleas in my apartment because I always get bitten.  This week has been hell. I get a really horrendous allergic reaction to flea bites… the bites swell up red, itch like crazy, and I feel like I am going to die because I start to itch everywhere. Unlike other insect bites, flea bites on me last and itch forever even when I apply hydrocortisone cream, tea tree oil, Aloe Vera, what have you. They itch for MONTHS even after all that’s left is a faint scar. I am not kidding. When I get new bites, the old ones itch again. It’s hell. Is there an equivalent of Comfortis for humans to prevent flea bites?

*UPDATE*

I found an excellent solution for my flea bite problem. Thanks to Letitia for the Lavender Oil recommendation .  I mix a few drops of Lavender essential oil in a bottle of Jojoba Oil (from Trader Joe’s) and I moisturize my entire body with this EVERYDAY.  No flea bites! I know this stuff works because one day I forgot to apply this mix and I got bitten. I also add some vitamin E oil with the jojoba and lavender for healing old flea bite scars. Smells much better than the typical store-bought insect repellent.

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Entry filed under: Cool Products, Skin issues.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Letitia  |  October 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Yuck!! Monday night I found four fleas on our new foster dog. Eek! Aside from being diligent about vacuuming, getting rid of the vacuum cleaner bag then treating it and the filter, obsessively washing everything in hot water, and using pure lavender oil on yourself, I’m not sure what else to do. But I have to say, the pure lavender oil works great! I dab it on Clyde’s harness, dab it on my own clothes, dab it on his blankies, even on the tent when camping. It works great at repelling fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, etc.

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    • 2. lili  |  October 21, 2010 at 12:03 am

      Letitia, I have not tried lavendar oil! I am going to get some ASAP!

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  • 3. According to Gus  |  November 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    We use Sebolux (Virbac) on Gus and it really helped with his itchy, irritated skin!

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  • 4. Madeline Gabriel  |  November 19, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I’m late to this, Lili, but my dog’s skin infection that has been going on for about a year and a half despite holistic + regular vet treatments, shampoos, etc. got cleared up in ONE SHAMPOO from NuHemp’s Omega Eazz 2-in-1 shampoo. I don’t think the company is in business anymore but you can find bottles online for a reasonable price.

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    • 5. lili  |  January 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Thanks, Madeline! I will look for this shampoo.

      Reply

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