Many women are surprised to learn that Dawn dish soap isn’t just good for removing greasy messes from their dishes but they can also use Dawn dish soap to remove fleas from their pets as well. This is only for removing adult fleas but does nothing for flea eggs. For that you will need a flea egg removal product. However, if you use Dawn soap to remove fleas from your pets early enough, it will help a lot to end their discomfort and itching.
Fleas can be very hard to get rid of on your pets. While there are many of the more conventional flea removal products, Dawn is much gentler to use and a lot of people are allergic to the other flea removal products. Although not one hundred percent effective, it will help remove most of the adult fleas. The fleas will drown trying to escape the soap while some will simply be smothered in the soap itself.
First, start off by wetting the dog with warm water. When you start to apply the Dawn dish soap for flea removal, start with the ears and the scalp, but be careful not to get the soap in the dog’s eyes, ears or nose. Then gently work down the body of the dog being sure to lather well. Once the dog is completely covered with the soapy suds, let it set for a few minutes to kill the fleas. Rinse the dog’s body completely then dry the dog very well. Examine the dog closely to see if any fleas are left behind and remove those gently with a pair of tweezers.
If the fleas have left bare spots on the skin these will be from the dog scratching and a medicated cream from your vet will be needed to prevent infection to the wounds. These are the proper steps for using Dawn dish soap. You can also use the Dawn to get rid of fleas in your home as well.
In spite of the fact that Dawn is a gentle soap, it may still irritate your dog’s skin. This is why when you do use it you must use it in very small amounts. Use only enough to form a really good lather. For this same reason, do not give your dog a bath with Dawn very often or you will have to also buy a cream for the skin irritation that can be caused by overuse.
The use of Dawn dish soap for fleas is gaining a lot of popularity because of the expense of chemical flea removal products. And pet owners are looking for something less harsh on the pet’s skin. Just remember not to use very much or very often. You want to help your pet not make it more miserable. When used correctly, Dawn dish soap for fleas works very well.