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|I would also have one room in the house completely pet free and cleaned of fleas......maybe your bedroom and the babies room if they are separate. That way you can nurse in peace.|
|The other danger with fleas is tapeworms; dogs and cats get tapes when they eat fleas as they scratch and bite themselves.|
Originally Posted by boongirl
Do not give them any herbs or anything like garlic. Garlic contains thiosulphate which causes haemolytic anaemia, where the pet’s red blood cells burst while circulating in its body.
|You can get diatomaceous earth at a pool supply store, where I imagine it would be cheaper than anywhere else, especially someplace advertising natural stuff. It is used in pool filters.|
|Indoors, you can use borate crystals or a borate type powder (we wouldn't recommend using ordinary laundry borax for safety reasons).* Some have had some success with using diatomaceous earth, which has the effect of scratching the flea exoskeleton so the fleas die of dehydration.* Whatever type of treatment you use, you should keep the cats temporarily out of the area until it has had a chance to work, vacuum and then allow them back into the area.
It’s important to note some of the cautions about diatomaceous earth. For one, be very sure that you use the right kind. Do not use the kind that is used for swimming pool filters. It has been ground extra finely and can cause chronic lung inflammation. When using regular diatomaceous earth, even, please wear a pollen mask and cover your electronic equipment with dust covers, as the product tends to ‘fly’ when it’s vacuumed. And do not ever put diatomaceous earth directly on your pets!
Originally Posted by hypnohobbit
This happens to dogs and cats fed garlic???
We have been giving our dog garlic and brewers yeast tabs for years!