Question by  gisellam (17)

Does Sevindust harm dogs?

I have heard it is good to get rid of fleas, is that true?


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

5% Sevin dust (Carbaryl) worked pretty well for our flea-ridden cats umpteen years ago, but I notice the EPA has agreed to delete "use on dogs & cats" on Carbaryl labels. I assume this is because problems have been noted, so I wouldn't use it on pets anymore.


Answer by  dedre (998)

Sevindust can harm dogs and other animals due to the harsh chemicals involved within the product. Sevindust is also harmful to children and adult sif not used properly. It is advisable to use sevindust only where animals and people do not frequently roam. Sevindust can cause sickness or death if ingested.


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

Sevindust's main ingredient is carbaryl, a neurotoxin; therefore as with any poison, owners must follow the instructions carefully. If used correctly for flea prevention, it does not harm dogs.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

The active ingredient in sevin dust is carbaryl, which is the active ingredient in flea powder. Some years ago it was considered a safe way to rid pets of fleas. It is, however, a poison that dogs can ingest when licking themselves and it can harm your dog. Use commercial flea remedies from your vet and avoid sevin dust.


Answer by  MPyles (201)

Yes Sevindust can harm dogs and possibly kill them if they ingest enough. What you should do is put it down and allow it to sit for about 24 hours prior to letting any animals in the area.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well it can depending on how sensitive your dog's nose is. It can get rid of fleas but perhaps the best cleanser on the market is home made vinegar. Vinegar can help keep pests at bay and it is especially good for the dog's coat.It helps shine the coat as well.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Whenever you want to use a product not meant for dogs you should check with your vet first. Dawn dishsoap kills fleas and doesn't harm dogs.


Answer by  cleanc0nscience (45)

The old 5% formula can be used directly on animals but it is no longer for sale. The current formula is recommended for plants, trees and lawns.


Answer by  Anonymous

It did kill my kids dog cause somebody didn't know how to use it


Answer by  Amrepass (0)

My experience is it will not kill fleas anymore. something has been taken out. used to be the best. won't even phase them now. never had a problem with making a dog sick. i would like to know what they took out.

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