According to a California study, nearly half of all pregnant women live with pets. In of itself, having furry loved ones around is not a problem, but what about the use of flea treatments or flea collars? Of course you can find lots of information regarding feline’s litter boxes and pregnancy, but very little has been made known about whether or not Fido’s flea collar poses a problem.
The best route is to inform your OB/GYN if you are using a specific flea control product so you can be advised as to the specifics of their safety. Even better is to eliminate the flea products that are potentially categorized in the “high toxic” category in favor of treatments that contain “boric acid.” This pesticide is about as harmful as table salt, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. What makes boric acid even more attractive is that these types can be sprinkled onto carpets and other textile surfaces. The ingredient works to dehydrate the annoying bouncy pests and their eggs, leaving Fido and you pest-free and healthy!