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Dawn and Murphy's Oil Soap bottlesOur pets are like members of the family and we want to protect them. But, it is inevitable that our dog and cats will attract those pesky fleas. Flea collars, sprays, ointments, and pills aren't 100% effective all the time either, so what can we do?

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Well, there are two items that I have used that kill fleas in one wash! The quickest way is to wash your pet in blue Dawn dish washing liquid. It has a refreshing scent and is very gentle. As an alternative, Murphy's oil soap is also effective in killing and deterring fleas. And as a bonus, it is also good for dry skin! Murphy's makes the fur shinier and the skin softer.

With either product, fleas won't stand a chance! I've had a couple vets and pet professionals recommend both products. A little goes a long way. And of course you can verify with your own vet, if your have any reservations.

Source: Local veterinarian recommended use of both products.

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December 12, 201615 found this helpful
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Washing will kill fleas but as soon as your pet goes back outside they have fleas again. I always give my dog a bath and put a conditioner on and this seems to smother any fleas that were missed in the wash. Then I put a monthly flea control like Frontline or generic like Advecta to keep them off.

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This works much better than bathing every couple of days. My dog also gets hair loss from flea bites so from spring to winter I use the generic flea control. It also helps if you spray yard in spring for fleas. No hair loss or scratching, itching and no fleas in the house either.

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December 13, 20168 found this helpful
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Well, every dog is different! The Dawn and Murphy's both work well for us at killing current fleas and keeping them off, when used every two weeks. I didn't say to only use these products. I said they kill and deter fleas that pets still get, even while using collars, pills, etc.

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I've never had a flea infestation in my home either. I also love how smooth and shiny Murphy's makes their skin and fur.

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December 31, 20173 found this helpful

I myself make may did decent things using 100% pure essential oils, not near as bad for the animals as frontline, although an infestation of a new cat brought in scabies and insurmountable fleas I did use frontline. Now I have a jar of corn starch and 100% cedarwood oil oh I love the smell and spike lavendar. I have healed many dogs few with mange you would never tell they ever had it, more info please email me at suzjewels50@gmsil.com. I also put a # of herbs with a big spray bottle that does not harm the plants and keep bugs at bay so they can go out and not bring them in, thanks take care Suzanne

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Love Dawn dish soap I put a drop or 2 in the bottle for dishes, living in Fl. They abhor eucalyptus!

Also a huge fan of Murphy's oil soap

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May 19, 20181 found this helpful

do you use the 2 products together or by themselves? iI bought both thinking I should mix them together but dont want to do something harmful to my baby girl, so I haven't tried either of them yet.

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June 10, 20191 found this helpful

A lot of people including myself have had great results with tobacco dust, fleas find it irritating,

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July 5, 20190 found this helpful

Eucalyptus is toxic to cats. On humans it's great, I love it!

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Anonymous
August 11, 20190 found this helpful

Tobacco dust ?

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March 25, 20200 found this helpful

Do you mix together or you wash first with dawn then rub them down with Murphy oil. Please let me know.

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Anonymous
July 7, 20200 found this helpful

I was looking for the answer to, do u mix the dawn & Murphy's together , or apply separately?

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July 21, 20200 found this helpful

What is tobacco dust

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August 18, 20200 found this helpful

Does anyone know do you mix together or separate

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August 19, 20201 found this helpful

I think Dawn and Murphy's oil soap are both alternatives but they are not intended to be mixed together. I would use caution with Dawn as some of the varieties contain ammonia, which would be bad for the kittens.

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Make sure it is the original blue Dawn.

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October 27, 20200 found this helpful

What kind of condition do you use for your dog to leave on it

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November 13, 20201 found this helpful

I am washing my cat in Dawn dish soap daily until the pesky critters are gone. I washed him last night and this morning so far and it's working! I'm keeping him inside and confined to one area, so when i noticed that the eggs and dying fleas were falling off of him I was pleased!!! I'm only able to wash my cat from waist down as he hates getting wet but I did take a wet paper towel and got it soapy with dawn and I rubbed that all over his body, especially around his neck, legs and tail.

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It's a process but healthier for my cat and home and less expensive then a vet bill and other products.

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January 20, 20210 found this helpful

Use one or the other.

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June 17, 20210 found this helpful

Always use blue dawn, not the other colors of dawn

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July 27, 20210 found this helpful

You use one or the other

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March 2, 20171 found this helpful

Hello. Is Dawn safe to use on 3wk old puppies please.

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March 6, 20171 found this helpful

The problem with Dawn is that many versions are now made with ammonia, which would not be good for puppies at all. It isn't as gentle as it used to be and it isn't pH balanced to not damage a dog's eyes.

I would recommend going to the pet store or your vet and get a shampoo that is recommended for puppies. Be sure to treat the mother for fleas and keep the bedding clean. Your vet or the Humane Society may have some other suggestions.

Good luck and be sure to send us a picture of your puppies to our pet contest. We would love to see them, maybe when they are a little bigger.

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful

I would suggest using murphys oil soap being as young as your baby is bc of the conditioning for the baby skin

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Anonymous
September 1, 20190 found this helpful

Use blue dawn only on pets

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

It may irritate their belly and they will throw up everywhere like mind and it will be a huge mess

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Anonymous
April 23, 20200 found this helpful

Yes dawn is safe on puppies and kittens

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August 1, 20170 found this helpful

But don't the pets lick the Murphy's oil off of them won't that make them sick ?

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November 22, 20180 found this helpful

Murphys is all natural

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May 5, 20190 found this helpful

Please don't be fooled by Natural or Organic labels! Arsenic and Asbestos are "organic" and "natural" and can be labeled as such. That being said, please read labels and investigate ingredients before using on your beloved babies, too may cancers from chemical these days .

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July 6, 20190 found this helpful

I would think you would lather, rinse and repeat like a bath. I didn't read wipe it on and leave it.

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August 3, 20190 found this helpful

But how much do you use?

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September 7, 20193 found this helpful

Just got a new kitten. She had fleas. Dawn kills them dead instantly in the bath. Before I put her in the laundry tub with water and Dawn I dampened her neck fur and rubbed a ring of dawn around her neck. When you bathe them the fleas will want to travel to their face. This will stop them. After bath and twice a day I take a flea comb to her and have a cup of warm water with dawn dissolved in it. When I get a flea on the comb I dunk it in the cup.

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

What about tea tree oil

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October 1, 20191 found this helpful

Tea tree oil is very toxic to cats and dogs. I would not use it.

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March 16, 20201 found this helpful

Food Grade Diatomaceous earth sprinkled on a just washed and dry pet will take care of fleas that jump on after a bath. The DE will desiccate the fleas. The DE is harmless to your pet. All you need is a light dusting of DE on the fur and just work the powder into their fur. Be careful of their eyes and nose, and your eyes and nose. You don't want to breathe the powder! Be sure that you get the Food Grade DE.

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April 2, 20200 found this helpful

But can you mix Murphy oil and dawn together?

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Anonymous
June 19, 20200 found this helpful

Do you leave the Murphy soap oil on or wash it off too

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August 15, 20200 found this helpful

Do you mix them both together? If so then how much of each do I need to mix?

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September 5, 20200 found this helpful

I've read several of your comments and none of them are clear as to whether you mix the Murphy's soap with the Dawn and give him a bath or a just wash them with Dawn and rinse them and or just use Murphy's oil soap you need to be clear I don't want to hurt my pet
Thank you Sharon McAllister

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August 2, 20210 found this helpful

Do not mix them together you use one or the other and when you use dawn on pets always make sure it's the original blue .there is no need to mix them together because both are soap .divergence between them is the oil in Murphy's oil soap being good for their coats and skin

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August 26, 20201 found this helpful

I have fleas here with 3 doggies and 3 cats.
I spray Rubbing Alcohol mixed with water in spray bottle for the furniture and beds.
I use Dawn Dish Soap and water mixed spray for floor boards.
I give my pets half teaspoon of Coconut Oil to Eat. I take 1/2 or 1 cup full of Coconut Oil rub them down all over belly, behind ears, neck, whole body. Leave on about 12 hours and bath them. They should have a restful night sleep.

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