"spoiler alert" - NOT trying to start a "flame-war" here, BUT, THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME, so, "whatever will be will be..."
...Anybody check out the MSDS on it?...
...And it's pet and people safe...
Pesticide-grade permethrin is toxic to cats. Many cats die after being given flea treatments intended for dogs, or by contact with dogs having recently been treated with permethrin. In cats it may induce hyperexcitability, tremors, seizures, and death.
Toxic exposure of permethrin can cause several symptoms, including convulsion, hyperaesthesia, hyperthermia, hypersalivation, and loss of balance and coordination. Exposure to pyrethroid-derived drugs such as permethrin requires treatment by a veterinarian, otherwise the poisoning is often fatal. This intolerance is due to a defect in glucuronosyltransferase, a common detoxification enzyme in other mammals (that also makes the cat intolerant to paracetamol and many essential oils). The use of any external parasiticides based on permethrin is contraindicated for cats. (Cat ecotoxicology : cutaneous 100 mg/kg - oral 200 mg/kg.)...
c'mon guys, let's NOT keep perpetrating all the 'urban myths/legends' - especially when you are already sitting at a keyboard!
How hard is it to do the google thingy?
- About 2,940,000 results (0.51 seconds) - for cryin' out loud, that's barely a half a second
AND - it's P-E-R-M-E-T-H-R-I-N - only 2 e's in the word...
the "I believe
" - "I think
" - or just stating something that is patently false that is so easily checked makes other things you have to say about other subjects just a bit questionable, don'cha think???
Think about it guys, put it on your clothes - keeps the whatevers off, okay!!!,
BUT, does your cat ever rub-up against your leg?, have you ever seen a cat that didn't clean itself?, oh well...
Personally, BOTH of my little ones are very important to me, even the "damn cat" I didn't want that came with the little pom I did want...
now, well, EVERY night when I'm turning in, as soon as my head hits the pillow, my liitle girl is right there to ALWAYS give me one of those "butterfly-good-night-kiss"...
(And I don't even have to have a pork-chop tied around my neck!!!)
I think it's just like anything else we have to deal with today, you have to think it through, consider the pros AND the cons -
ja'notice all the commercials on tv for all the NEW and IMPROVED wonder drugs today -
1 minute of how good the drug is, THEN, 5 minutes of all the side effects and downfalls of using it???