Fleas can be a perpetual problem for pet owners. If your cat or dog spends a lot of time outside or at a day care with other dogs or if you live in an area with a warmer climate year-round, it's important to do weekly flea checks on your pet. It is also vital to take preventative measures against a flea infestation on your pet. Applying Avon's Skin So Soft as a flea repellent on your cat or dog has been said to help with stopping fleas from landing on and biting pets.
Skin So Soft as a flea repellent for pets
Skin So Soft from Avon is a bath oil used to help open pores and moisturize the skin, and it really does work as a flea repellent. Skin So Soft could be the right flea repellent for your pet. It is recommended that the substance be diluted as one part Skin So Soft to three parts water. It is best applied with a spray bottle.
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Skin So Soft is harmless and can be effective as a mosquito and flea repellent. However, Skin So Soft will not kill these pests if they are already present on your pet's fur and skin.
Not only does the woodsy fragrance of Skin So Soft keep fleas from biting your pets but it can also help protect you. Spray on Skin So Soft before going to areas where you may encounter fleas. The product will keep fleas and other insects from biting you as well.
Skin So Soft with sunscreen may harm pets
While there are some sunscreens that can help prevent sunburn on a pet's skin, there are several sunscreens that contain ingredients harmful to dogs and cats.
Sunscreens with zinc oxide or para-aminobenzoic acid are toxic to dogs if ingested, and dogs will often lick their skin and accidentally ingest the sunscreen. So, it's vital to check the ingredients on the Skin So Soft product you're using on your pet.
Using a Skin So Soft mist to prevent fleas on pets
If your dog or cat has already been exposed to fleas, applying Skin So Soft and giving your pet a proper flea bath can help ease the irritation your pet is experiencing. In order to properly apply Skin So Soft to your pet, you'll first need to combine one part Skin So Soft with three parts water. Place the solution in a spray bottle.
To get the best application of Skin So Soft, use your spray bottle to mist the combination on your pet's skin to repel fleas. Massage it into your pet's fur.
How to give your pet a flea bath
Only about 5% of the flea population in a home with fleas is on the animal. The rest are in the environment as eggs, larvae, and pupae. If you're past the point of prevention and need to take action, a flea bath may be necessary for your pet. It's important to talk to your veterinarian about the proper flea treatment for your pet. If you do need to give your dog a flea bath, be sure to read the instructions carefully on the flea shampoo you're using before getting started.
When you use flea shampoo to bathe your pet, start from the top and work your way down. When bathing in this direction, the fleas won't travel upward and hide in places like your pet's ears and neck. After you have washed the rest of your pet's body, let the shampoo sit for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. For an extra boost of protection, rinse your pet with a mixture of water and Skin So Soft.