Does Dawn dishwashing soap kill fleas?


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Dawn dishwashing soap kills fleas, and the lavender-scented version repels fleas. Dawn is also used to clean animals affected by oil spills in wildlife areas.

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As opposed to using flea and tick dips that have pesticides, pet owners can choose to use a product that is the first choice for many wildlife rescue efforts. While some use it with only water, some groomers add white vinegar to result in a shinier coat. Either way, the soapy lather should be left on an animal for a few minutes to ensure that the fleas are dead. Dawn removes oils from a pet's skin, so it is important to use a conditioner afterwards.

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