Did you know that common pest repellents we use on ourselves are harmful to pets?
Insect repellents that contain the following products can be toxic to pets, even fatal:
- Eucalyptus oils
- Tea tree oil
- Many essential oils
- Never use a “dog-only” pyrethrin/permethrin-containing product on your cats – it can be fatal.
Veterinary Recommended Products:
- Advantix spot on – registered for mosquitos, midges and biting flies
- Topical sprays – repel-X
There really isn’t a repellent safe for cats. Try to avoid mosquitos in the environment by using insect screens, mosquito repelling plants and removing stagnate water.
These common, mosquito-repelling plants are safe for pets:
Mozzie breeding ground
Standing water is a mosquito’s home base. Water containers, ponds, or puddles in your yard are an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep them covered or cleaned as best you can.