My 15 pound dog was scratching so violently and keeping us awake -we were helping him scratch for a few days. He has a heart problem so we didn't want to use the pesticide applications. Our vet said he has an allergy to flea saliva - which causes a type of staph infection on his skin (I didn't notice anything but vet says it makes the skin feel waxy).
We got two weeks worth of Clavamox 125 mg (antibiotics, 2 times a day) and a shampoo called KetoChlor (bath 2 x a week)
We saw a vast difference in 2.5 days and for a whole week thereafter. Then we went to Atlanta and I stopped the antibiotics after 8 days cos I didnt want more medication in him. Needless to say, he started itching again. We are now home and we got another batch of the Clavamox. Ask your vet about this. We're from Southern California. But it doesn't kill fleas.. but if your pet is allergic to flea bites, even one flea will drive your dog crazy.
On Feb 2, 2012, surgite1971 Saint Marys, PA wrote:
We are looking at possibly purchasing some of this product.
It markets itself as an "organic pesticide" but nowhere do I see any indication that it is certified "organic" by an accredited organization. I can't find it in OMRI, I don't see it anywhere on their website. For claiming it falls under a pesticide (as opposed to a natural fiber, etc.) that is organic, wouldn't that fall under the USDA/NOP...and thus need to have a certifier to verify their claim?
Could anyone form Dave's Garden, or anyone else, help shed some light on this?
Really, at this time I can only give Cedarcide a neutral rating because it really doesn't control the fleas like it claims. Within a day of washing my dog and applying the Cedarcide spray we found fleas on him. This, after washing him, his bedding, all blankets, outside bedding, etc. It does kill the fleas, but they come right back. Also, it makes his coat very greasy for a couple of days--not very attractive. I'm happy that it's non-toxic, but I wish it worked longer than a couple of days. I hate the fact that the spot-on drops were toxic to my animals, and I'm sad that I was duped into using them. Right now I feel I have no other recourse than to use the Cedarcide, but it isn't as effective as I think it should be, and it is expensive. Almost as expensive as the drops, because you have to use a lot more of it.
In reference to the BEST YET product you speak of in the CedarCide Testimonial I want to add several comments. I talked to Dr. Ben Oldag at the company as I was so intrigued by the results of this product when I used it on the dogs. Dr. Oldag 78, is one of the very few World Renowned Organic Scientists although one would never know it when talking to him. It is hard to get him to toot his own horn but after a hour I finally surfaced the info I wanted. Dr. Oldag was approached by the US Army about 12 months ago with a desperate plea to invent a Bio flea prevention Product that would be safe for the troops deployed to the Mid East. He and the USDA in concert with Dow Corning came up with this formulation and at days end called it BEST YET because that is what it undoubtably is. I have never in my 62 years seen a product as effective as this solution is. Still, it is as safe as shaving gels or fabric softeners. The development story is to lengthy for this publication but in summary it is a formulation of melted quartz rock and cedar oil. Dr. Oldag explained that all insects breathe through pores in their bodies. When the pores get plugged the insect instantly freezes to death. Ben said that since mammal life has a nervous system that to can be attacked by chemicals he wanted to create something that would not compromise human or animal life, only insects. I must say, the technology is Next Generation. It would be hard for me to ever use a chemical agent again knowing what I know now about the BEST YET formulation. You see, I to am a Organic Scientist and hereby tip my hat to what I consider to be the greatest invention of the century. It is the BEST YET. If you don't believe me try it yourself. By the way, the CedarCide Website http://www.cedarcide.com has lots of information that will enlighten you on some of the most dynamic organic formulations the World has ever seen. It is interesting to say the least.
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