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Thursday 23rd of November 2017

How To Give A Cat An Insecticide Dip

An insecticide dip is when an insect killing solution is put on to the catís body and dries on to the catís hair without rinsing the solution off.
The dip needs to drip dry on to the catís body; not towel dried.
It is imperative that while giving the cat an insecticide dip that the cat is prevented from licking itself. Most insecticide dips are toxin when ingested.
Avoid using an insecticide dip within two weeks of worming a cat. Many worming medications contain similar chemicals to those within insecticides and the cat may have a reaction if the two are used too close together.
Should the catís hair be matted, it is imperative to first comb out the mats.
Should the catís hair be greasy or dirty, it is imperative to first wash the cat.
It is important to choose an insecticide dip that is recommended by a veterinarian.
When using a generic insecticide dip solution, it is imperative to read the label and make sure that the solution is effective for the insect that is being eliminated from the cat.
Always follow the directions on the bottle of the insecticide dip solution.
Insecticide dips should not be used on kittens under four months of age.

First, thoroughly wet the catís hair.
While the catís hair is still wet, thoroughly apply the insecticide dip in the manner in which the directions on the label of the insecticide solution bottle.
In order to effectively apply the insecticide dip to the catís head, plug the catís ears with cotton balls and apply mineral oil to the catís eyes to prevent getting the solution into the catís eyes and ears.
After applying the insecticide dip solution, while the catís hair is still wet, use a flea comb to remove the insects off of the catís body.

Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


The information contained on this site is for the sole purpose of being informative and is not and should not be used or relied upon as medical advice.
Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a feline medical symptom or medical condition.

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