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HomeoPet Bug Bites is a homeopathic formula that helps promote healing for itchy, irritated skin caused by flea, tick, or insect bites. Animals and their normal resting areas should be treated to remove cause; this is important when animal is removed from treatment to prevent recurrence.

What is HomeoPet Bug Bites?

Helps promote healing for itchy skin, irritated by flea, tick, or insect bites and provides relief from allergic dermatitis. 100% natural organic liquid. Safe for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, birds, rabbits, and ferrets.

Who is HomeoPet Bug Bites for?

Dogs & Cats

Why use HomeoPet Bug Bites?

-Promotes healing from insect bites -All natural, safe, gentle -Relieves itchy, irritated skin -Fleas, ticks, other insects -Bottle contains 15 ml (.5 ounce) -Helps promote healing for itchy, irritated skin caused by flea, tick, or insect bites. 100% natural organic liquid. Safe for cats, -Kittens, dogs, puppies, birds, rabbits, and ferrets. Plastic bottle contains 15 ml (.5 ounce) of product.

How does HomeoPet Bug Bites work?

Pulex Irritans : Treats Prickly itching Rhus Toxicodendron : Treats pruritic skin associated with rash Staphysagria : Treats Violent itching, thick scabs and eczema Sulphur : Treats Smelly skin conditions aggravated by heat Urtica Urens : treats small blisters

Manufacturer:

HomeoPet, LLC

Active ingredient(s):

Urtica urens, rhus tox., pulex irritans, staphysagria, sulphur

How is HomeoPet Bug Bites sold?

15 ml Bottle

What are the side effects of HomeoPet Bug Bites?

No adverse effects have been recorded.

What special precautions are there?

Patients who are hypersensitive to homeopathic preparations will show response to a single dose, which may not need to be repeated for some time. For this reason therapy should always start with a single dose the previous day and should a major response be seen, therapy should not be recommenced until symptoms relapse, and then only a single dose given for maximum effect.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic. None known other than reversible effect of overdose. Overdose will result in a return of symptoms after the symptoms have initially disappeared.

How can I store HomeoPet Bug Bites?

Store at room temperature. *PLEASE NOTE: Because HomeoPet ships their products internationally, they use 23 ml sized bottles for each 15 ml remedy so there is extra room in the bottle to accommodate product volume changes caused by temperature variations during shipping. Each bottle is filled with the standard product volume of 15 ml of the remedy, but the bottle may appear to be "half-full" because of its larger size.

Helpful Tips:

Use 3 single doses daily to start and cut back with improvement of symptoms to twice daily and eventually once daily. Remedy may be discontinued when symptoms are no longer present

ADMINISTRATION: Optimally, the liquid preparation should be dropped directly into the mucous membrane of the mouth including lips; ideally in dogs by pulling out the labial pouch, and in cats by raising the head until the mouth opens. Where an animal finds this distressful, or an owner is unable to comply, the medication can be put in the food, water or milk. Where animals are sensitive to the odor of the alcohol preservative, a 10-20 minute period should be allowed for dilution and evaporation before the liquid or food is presented to the patient. Occasionally, animals will shake their heads as a response to the alcohol preservative; cats may salivate excessively and in these cases, presenting it in food, water or milk works.
 
DOSING: DOGS/CATS: Under 20 lbs/10 kg, 5 drops; 21-60 lbs/ 10-30 kg, 10 drops; 61-100 lbs/ 30-45 kg, 15 drops; over 100 lbs/45 kg, 20 drops.
In acute cases (those with sudden onset), the doses can be given every 15 minutes, up to 4 doses.
 
For cases that are not acute (chronic, long term problems), one dose 3 times daily.
 
Once a response is seen, administration should be reduced to 2 times daily and eventually once daily. If reduction causes symptoms to worsen, original dosing may be continued a little longer before reducing. If a remedy is working well and dosing is not reduced, an aggravation of symptoms from overuse may occur. Stopping the remedy for 3 days will reverse the symptoms, and then treatment can begin as if using for the first time, weaning down as mentioned above.
Under 1 lb: All pets under 1 lb should be dosed by putting 2 drops in the drinking water daily.
 
SMALL MAMMALS: Rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and pot bellied pigs can be dosed by weight as for cats and dogs in previous section.
For severe cases a drop can be diluted in 1 ml of water or other oral rehydration fluid and given to the patient orally, taking care to avoid aspiration of the fluid into the respiratory tract by the patient. 3 doses whose volume is appropriate to the size of the patient should be given from the diluted product over a 24 hour period, e.g. 2 drops for a mouse, 4 drops for a large guinea pig. For acute cases it can be repeated as for cats and dogs in previous dosing section.

Urtica urens, rhus tox., pulex irritans, staphysagria, sulphur 6 & 30c in 20% USP alc. in purified water.

Most pet owners have faced the challenge of ridding their homes and pets of fleas. Fleas can be a problem because they reproduce so rapidly. The persistent parasite can cause discomfort for cats, dogs and their owners. Understanding Fleas makes it easier to treat what could become a major infestation problem. 

 
What are Fleas?
 
-Fleas are external pests that are capable of fast reproduction, by surviving on your pet’s blood. These tiny insects are brown in color. Although they are wingless they are able to jump reaching incredible heights. Their bodies are compressed, or flattened, from side to side. Their size make them hard to detect and much more difficult to eliminate from your pet or home. A single female flea may produce up to 2,000 eggs over her lifetime. Eggs hatch and can develop into adults within only three weeks. Adult female fleas feed by ingesting blood from your pet and subsequently lay eggs, which drop off your pet’s coat. Within days, larvae hatch from the eggs and live undetected in your pet’s surroundings, such as the carpet, bedding and other protected areas. Flea larvae spin a cocoon, and, when appropriately stimulated, a young adult flea emerges and jumps onto your pet to continue the life cycle.

 

 
 

 

How does my pet become Flea Infested?

-The warm and dark environment of your pet’s fur and skin provide the perfect environment and feed for fleas.  A little time spent outdoors and pets easily become flea infested. Indoor cats are at risk even if they just go out on the patio. They are also at risk if they share their home with a dog or other cats.

Pets get fleas from other animals- a stray dog or cat, neighbor’s pet, or urban wildlife like opossums and raccoons may have passed through your yard while the female flea is laying eggs and the eggs are left in your pets environment. Those eggs then develop into adults and those fleas jump onto your pet.

 

Warning signs of Fleas

 

            Fleas on Dogs:

-Flea droppings (dark specks) in the fur.

-Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur.

-Excessive licking or scratching.

-Scabs or hot spots on the skin.

-Allergic dermatis

-Hair loss

-Pale Gums

-Tapeworms

 

               Fleas on Cats:

The easiest way to find fleas on a cat is to check the belly. You may see the fleas or small dark spots that move if they do not move it is possible you are viewing their droppings, which look like specks of dirt. Excessive scratching and hair loss are also signs that fleas may be feasting on your feline.

 
Disease Transmitted by Flea bites
 
Dogs
Since fleas can consume 15 times their own body weight in blood, they can cause anemia or a significant amount of blood loss over time. This is especially problematic in young puppies, where an inadequate number of red blood cells can be life-threatening to some dogs. Signs of parasitic anemia include pale gums, cold body temperature and listlessness.

Cats
When a cat or dog has a heightened sensitivity to the saliva of fleas, just one bite of a flea can cause an allergic reaction. This condition is known as flea allergy dermatitis and causes intense itching and discomfort for your cat or dog.  Signs include generalized hair loss, reddened skin, scabs and hot spots. Flea allergy dermatitis often leads to skin infections.

 

Getting rid of fleas is where the battle begins and ends once you have protected your pet from reoccurring infestation.
 
1) Flea shampoos are successful at ridding your pet of adult fleas. Bathing your pet with flea shampoo will be their first source of relief from biting fleas. Follow the directions carefully. Most shampoos require you to leave the lather on your pet for 10 minutes. Check his fur CAREFULLY while bathing.  Try to remove ALL of the fleas you find. Shampoos that kill the flea, rather than just remove them, are more successful. Start at your pets head and work your way down.  Fleas will instinctively move to higher ground. If you start at the head you have better control of the pests and are more able to keep tabs on how well you have eradicated the fleas.  Continue by working your way from the head towards the back and the chest. 
 
2) Treats  flea infestations in dogs, puppies, cats and kittens 2lbs of body weight or greater. Capstar stops fleas from biting and kills adult fleas within 30 minutes. This is a great choice for treating outbreaks because it can be used with other flea prevention and if you still find fleas on your pet, you can administer another dose the following day.
 
3) Treating your yard and area is an important step to treating infestations. You may rid your pets of fleas but if you do not treat the area, they will be re-infested. A treatment that kills fleas and the larvae is most efficient. 

 

 

Successful flea control must include a flea treatment that will stop the flea “cycle”. This cycle includes all life stages of the flea, the eggs, larva, pupa and adult stage.
 
1)   Flea Collars:  Moderately effective at keeping fleas off your pet and providing an unhealthy, un-welcoming environment in your pet’s fur.
 
This is the first line of defense.  A few carefully placed drops between the shoulder blades (to keep your pet from ingesting it) will protect your cat or dog for up to a month. 
 
3) Oral Flea Prevention: Oral flea prevention is often administered once a month orally. These products are noted for causing the larvae to become unable to reproduce, thus rendering an end to the life cycle. 
 
4) Natural Solutions: If you prefer a non-chemical solution, natural remedies are also available to protect your pet from fleas.


 

 

 

 

 
 

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