Questions for Pet People: What do you use?
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?
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.