Directions for the neem oil say, mix 2 TBS in either shampoo or conditioner,but would like others input,please.
Also did you find that the neem oil helped with fleas?
|Interesting topic. I've never used either!|
|A couple of forum members have used the neem soap,so I was hoping they would chime in with their experience with the neem product.|
The bottle was 8.99, so, if it does not work, would not be a hugh loss of money, but time, yes.
Keep dragging my feet on applying Advantage in hopes of a holistic approach.
I will use it and report my experience as far as keeping those nasty fleas away.
|I have friends who use Neem oil and Emu...Also planning to get some instead of the Advantrix...anyone have results? My friends don't live in "tick" land so although they say its great, not sure if it'll work here.|
|I have used Neem oil for years, just not on my dogs. I use it as a spray for shrubs, tree's, garden, etc. It is phenominal for keeping fungus and bugs at bay(east coast folks, it's great for black spot). Looking forward to hearing if I can just include the pups in a weekly spray event.|
|I haven't tried Neem Oil but diatomaceous earth is a natural product that works great on fleas and has tons of other beneficial uses. It looks like a powder made of crushed sea algae that kills fleas, flies and other pests by cracking their shells and dehydrating them. For fleas, you can sprinkle it in their fur, beds, carpet and around the baseboards of your house. Just don't breathe it. In the 70s, people drank it mixed with water as a kind of gut cleanser (not sure if they still do). It is the main ingredient in many fancy all-natural flea remedies but you can buy it cheaper in bulk via Amazon.|
|Thank you Val for triggering my memory about the diatomaceous earth product.|
Will try this too.I kinda do not like the smell of the neem oil.
|I use the neem soap for face as does Lisa. It helps get the whites clean without drying out the coat too much. I don't know if it helps with fleas or not as I haven't used it all over. We've only had one flea in three years but my dogs are indoor dogs except when we go to the dog park or agility/herding.|
I wouldn't trust it for ticks but it may well help deter fleas. I don't know that it would stop fleas if your dog was really exposed to lots though.
|Neem has been used in India for centuries........for everything from insect control to brushing teeth to birth control I've never quite put those together in my mind. |
Like Jill, I can't stand the smell, but beyond that, it just might work for fleas, iffy on ticks, but try. I'm seeing it as a cleaner.
Is it safe? Well, juding from India's population I'd say safe, just a lousy birth control.
We've been recommending it for garden use for 20+ years.
People hear the term natural/organic they automatically think safe. That isn't always the case. Diatomaceous earth is dangerous when inhalded by people or pets. Those little craggy crystals can really mess up the lungs when inhalded.Chemicals are chemicals whether produced by nature or synethically in a lab. Always do your reseach, which you seem to be doing.
I like the simple and safe route myself I was a Frontline Topspot person till it stopped working Have you looked at Comfortis. It is a natural product with little adverse effect on mammals
My initial responce to my Vet was negative. Then I really looked it up,tried it ,and was totally impressed. No other spraying, dusting,or treatment in anyway- Pat
|I have tried Comfortis and Capstar,neither have worked for my furkids in the past.|
The only product that has never failed is Advantage.
Thank you for the info, everyone has contributed to this post.
|I've spent some time trying to straighten a section of this room this a.m. and found a book--which promoted the straightening...please note, no cleaning: |
Seem oil extracts show very low toxicity to mammals. The oral LD50 in rats is greater than 13,000 mg/kg. According to the Ames test, which uses bacteria to test organisms, neem oil is not mutagenic. Neem seed dust can irritate the lungs, but in most forms neem is not irritating to the skin. Active ingredients biodegrade rapidly in sunlight and within a few weeks in the soil...Neem extract affect a wide variety of insects in various ways. Extracts have inhibited feeding in 170 insects species in several insect orders. They have inhibited normal growth in speces of four orders and have proven directly toxic to aphids, termites and various caterpillars.
In a brief look-see, the mite order was not affected.
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