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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Question The Safety of using Natural Flea Repellent Products - who is approving them?

I am interested in educating myself in using safe NATURAL - "Alternative/Holistic" type of Flea Repellent products. But, I am wondering about their safety, i.e. the essential oils - ingredients - i.e. as per the instructions on the containers - to "spray them" etc. on our pets. When a cat or dog is grooming themselves, and CONSUMING the ingredients of these products - I am wondering about the safety and the effects on our pets, as a result of licking these ingredients! When a product is "developed" and bottled and sold in stores - IS THERE some type of an organization that first inspects this product before allowing it to be sold? Who is TESTING these products, and how can I be certain that they are truly SAFE? Can anyone just mix some ingredients, and put a name on it and then just sell it to retailers? Who is PROTECTING our pets? Does anyone know how this works? I am very concerned about this subject. Just because a product is "natural" - that does NOT mean that it is SAFE. Our cats and dogs are at risk! I have begun to read about some of the flea repellent "Natural" type of products available, BUT, I am wondering about the SAFETY of them!! I would appreciate any comments or information. Thanks!
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