OMG, Poor Kitty!
Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea & Tick Squeeze-On kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to four weeks, yet itâ€™s safe to use on your pets and around your family when applied as directed. Each carton contains three monthly applications that feature natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil and thyme oil.
Each box contains three 2.0 mL (0.07 fl oz) applicators
PLEASE NOTE: We have had some reports of reactions in cats such as skin irritation and hair loss at the site of application (see reviews below). In addition, the oils in the Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On may temporarily discolor white hair or fur. We recommend testing the product initially by applying a few drops in the area intended for application (nape of the neck), and wait 24 hours to evaluate any response before applying the full dose. If you do see an adverse reaction, wash your cat with a shampoo or dishwashing liquid that contains detergents, as this will be the most effective way to remove the oils causing the reaction.
While we understand that this product is not perfect since some cats do have an allergic reaction, we do believe it is far safer than the chemical pesticide based squeeze-on products. The long-term use of systemic chemical pesticides leads to far worse problems than a skin reaction (see The Natural Approach to Flea Control). The number of cats that have a reaction to the Sentry Squeeze-On is small, and for the majority of cats this product is safe and effective. We choose to continue to carry this product because we believe that providing a safer alternative to the chemical pesticide based squeeze-on products is an important service for those cat owners who prefer to use a squeeze-on flea protection program. Please follow our instructions for testing the product first for the safety of your cat.
Peppermint Oil .................. 3.00%
Cinnamon Oil .................... 4.50%
Lemongrass Oil ................. 4.50%
Clove Oil .......................... 5.00%
Thyme Oil ......................... 5.00%
2-Phenethyl Propionate* .... 5.00%
(Vanillin, Isopropyl Myristate) ... 73.00%
* 2-Phenethyl Propionate is a natural botanical extract commonly found in food.
Directions for Use
Do not use on animals under the age of 12 weeks. Do not get this product in your pet's eyes or mouth. Do not bathe pet within the first 24 hours after squeeze-on has been applied. Households with more than one pet should not allow pets to groom each other until solution has dried. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. Safe to repeat application as often as needed. Apply contents of one tube as a spot or stripe, starting high on the back of your pet's neck to in front of the shoulder blades. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas and ticks, this product is best if used year around.Just because it's being sold out there, does not mean it's safe. There are lots of liers out there, be wary. IT IS DANGEROUS AND LETHAL TO PUT ANY HERB/ESSENTIAL OILS ON CATS. Some oils are safe for dogs, tho. Cats are WAY different and VERY sensitive.
I bought a 50 cent spray bottle at WM, filled it with apple cider vinegar, total cost under $3.00. The cats get sprayed on their fur only, not the skin and they don't have fleas. About once a week they get sprayed. The fleas hate the vinegar smell and BEST of all the FLEAS will never become IMMUNE to vinegar!!
I live in FLEA country, I have had tons of fleas, NOT ANYMORE!!