Topical flea control products commonly include insect growth regulators such as s-methoprene and pyriproxyfen, which have low oral and dermal toxic potential in mammals.
In general, topical flea control products applied according to label directions will not cause systemic effects in cats.
Is imidacloprid safe for cats?
Imidacloprid is a safe insecticide. Results of a chronic feeding study revealed no adverse effects in dogs given imidacloprid at a dose of 15 mg/kg daily for 1 year. (Griffin, 1997) Topical application on dogs and cats at a dose of 50 mg/kg also caused no adverse effects.
Is methoprene toxic to cats?
Methoprene can accumulate in fish tissues. It is slightly toxic to crustaceans such as shrimp and crayfish, and very highly toxic to freshwater invertebrates. Methoprene is relatively non-toxic to birds. It also appears to be low in toxicity to adult bees, although bee larvae may be more sensitive.
Are pyrethrins safe for cats?
Pyrethrins, and the related but more potent, chemically derived pyrethroids, are widely-used insecticides in flea and tick prevention products used around homes and on cats and dogs. However, I do believe there are far safer options you can use to eliminate and control fleas on your cats and in their environment.
Is IGR safe for cats?
Answer: No, once the Precor IGR is dry there is no worries about harm to a pet that lays on the surface. Remember that Precor IGR is not an insecticide; it does not kill the insect. It is very safe around children and pets and this is why it so popular to use these products in schools, day cares, and dog kennels.
Is moxidectin safe for cats?
Moxidectin is an active ingredient found in products given to animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, and cattle, for the treatment and/or control of some of the most common internal and external parasites. Dogs1, 2: heartworm disease, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and mites.
What happens if a cat licks frontline?
A few licks of Frontline usually causes only major drooling. The recommended application spot for Frontline is a place where the cat cannot lick, such as the base of the back of the head. If your cat manages to ingest the medication, the side effects are usually mild.
Will permethrin kill cats?
The accidental deaths of three cats illustrate the continuing danger of using certain dog spot-on flea products, which contain concentrated permethrin, on cats. The insecticide permethrin is highly toxic to cats and can have severe effects and often fatal consequences.
Is permethrin dangerous for cats?
While permethrin has a wide safety margin for most mammals, meaning it is generally very safe to use, cats are highly sensitive to permethrin and are much more likely to develop signs of toxicity than dogs. Permethrin is fat-soluble and can be absorbed into the body across the skin, or after being swallowed.
Why is Dettol harmful to cats?
“Panadol is exceptionally toxic to cats, because they can’t metabolise it.” While people generally don’t administer Dettol in oral form to their pets (thank goodness), Melrose says that animals are inclined to lick Dettol off skin, resulting in the toxic substance being ingested.
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