What Are Flea Sprays and Powders?


Pigment Colour Removed By Flea Sprays

Pigment Colour Removed By Flea Sprays

Flea Collars, Sprays and Powders for your pets…

Are they harmful?

Flea sprays and powders cause damaged to leather colours on leather items by stripping the colour off the surface almost like it’s melting the pigment colours.


Damaged Sofa Caused By Flea Sprays

Damaged Sofa Caused By Flea Sprays


We are not suggesting you stop protecting your pet, but before applying these products take care and use caution as it is possible some can cause damage. Always seek professional advice from a vet before using an item.

It’s also best that you try to rid your pet of these nasty creatures by using natural methods, before using chemicals.

It’s fact every day we get distressed callers asking what they can do as they used a flea spray on a pet and the pet has shook itself, as the powder spray starts to make the dog feel uncomfortable and this has been shaken on to prized leather furniture, causing the surface coating and colour to be taken off at once almost like it’s melting the surface.

Can you imagine if it’s doing this to your leather items what it’s doing to your pets skin!

Fleas are nasty, obnoxious little bugs and if you’ve seen your pet scratching a lot more or worse, or been bitten yourself, I am sure you know how itchy and uncomfortable these jumpy little insects can be.

But when it comes to treatment, rather than use chemicals the first thing you should be doing is to keep your pet indoors, vacuum and comb to sweep up fleas and eggs. Your pet needs special protection against them, these nasty little beggars.

Flea collars and sprays may seem like an easy solution, but they often contain chemicals that can harm your pets, your children, you and your leather furniture.

A great deal of flea and tick formulations are safe when you are using them as directed, but two toxic chemicals are found in some products, and they are very alarming.

These chemicals are called tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur these chemicals are potentially harmful to pets and humans at the levels found in today’s flea collars.

The humans at greatest risk from these chemicals are young children, especially toddlers who spend a great deal of time playing with their pets.

Tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) is used in flea and tick collars, powders, and sprays, while propoxur is found only in the collars. Both chemicals are in products marketed for cats and dogs. Flea collars release the chemicals onto the fur, where they are spread by animals by licking their fur.

How these chemicals work, is by jamming the communications of the nerve cells in these nasty little bugs. Another alarming fact is us humans are not that different to these fleas and ticks and our pets, we all utilize the same nerve cell systems, what does that mean, well, these two chemicals listed above can attack humans causing havoc to our nerve cell systems breaking them down and destroying them.

Worrying facts are in high doses these two chemicals can cause a lot of problems, wheezing, running eyes, vomiting, diarrhoea, sweating and feeling very sleepy. Have you ever felt these symptoms after using flea sprays and powders? You may not have put two and two together, but these alarming facts may now hit home on a few unexplained issues.

When using this on your pets, don’t panic too much as the residue left by spraying your pet or from a flea collar are far far less than the dose required to cause harm to us humans, but either way you have to be careful and consider how you are using this. If you can apply this to your pet outside it’s always best to do that, this way you’re in the open air while spraying and applying. This will also give you pet the opportunity to shake itself very well before sitting on your leather items causing extreme damage to your expensive furniture.

Flea Spray Damage

Flea Spray Damage

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