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Just gave the dog a bath with flea shampoo. Is it unsafe to use when pregnant?


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#1 Wywy'sMum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

So without thinking I gave my dog a bath with some anti flea shampoo and now of course i'm worried it may not have been a good idea :/ 7 weeks pregnant. Is this something I should avoid touching? Could I have done damage with just one use?

#2 Nut

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

I wouldn't be worried about one use. In future use gloves just in case, but it's not likely to have done any harm.



#3 causeway

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

You could always google for the MSDS, but I wouldn't worry. Unlikely to be a problem with skin exposure. If you drank it... well....

#4 Koobie83

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

I doubt it.
If you can dye your hair without causing problems for your baby then I doubt whether this would be an issue. I doubt whether enough of it would sit on your skin for long enough, and at a dose strong enough to enter your bloodstream. And if you don't have to wear gloves when applying it then I think it would be ok. Maybe next time wear gloves? Ask your Vet or GP too next time just in case.

#5 Wywy'sMum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for your replies original.gif They have put my mind at ease. Nothing I can do now except be more careful next time! That is a very good point Koobie83 people do dye their hair when pregnant and that stuff stays on your skin for around half an hour!! Pheww




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