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Hi all, on a couple of threads I've read about Dawn dish soap being good for flea control ? Is it really that good ? Don't think we can get it in the UK but been looking on Amazon and I can get it in bulk, would have to pay about £50 for it though, is there a particular scent of it that's better than others I've noticed it comes in regular and apple on Amazon. Do you just use it instead of shampoo ? How regular etc ? Thanks.
 

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It does not prevent fleas at all.

It does, however, kill fleas that are on a dog. In conjunction with a good flea comb, it can rid of fleas on the dog at the time.

In my opinion, unless you have a problem with fleas it probably isn't necessary. It should only be used if and when fleas are found. I've used it once in 15+ years.

I've heard it can dry out the skin and coat if used too often. Only use it if you need it in conjunction with other treatment/ prevention.

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Thanks Ashley, no I don't have a flea problem but am always interested in something that could be an alternative to chemicals, i'l not bother ordering any. X
 

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Yeah, I mean if you were here in the States where it costs about $4 then I'd say go for it. But at that price, I don't think it's worth it.


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I've heard that baby shampoo also has the same effect. Perhaps if you ever need to get rid of fleas, you could use that as a cheaper alternative.
 

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Dawn dish soap has excellent grease cutting qualities. Because of the chemicals in the soap that make that happen to dishes, it tends to dry out the skin (I know, I use it for my dishes, and MAN are my hands dry after I'm done!)

For that reason, I would never consider using it on my dogs. I HAVE used human shampoos on them (like my grandbabies' very gentle and all natural shampoo) but I'd never use anything harsher.

No soap, whether made for humans or dogs, will prevent fleas. They may claim to, but they won't, not permanently.
 

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It was recommended to me as a way to get rid of fleas on a puppy who was not old enough for a flea and tick preventative. The vet said not use it often because of the drying out effect it would have on the skin and coat. (Others have mentioned this above.) I used it once and never again.
 

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I've been battling fleas for several weeks now and have done a lot of research.Dawn can get rid of fleas but not prevent them. I also read that any type of blue shampoo works to get rid of them too.
 

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I used it once because miya had fleas. It did kill them :) but I conditioned the you know what out of her coat since it made it so dry.
 
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