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Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats

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Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Cats kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to four weeks, yet it’s safe to use on your pets and around your family when applied as directed. Each carton contains three monthly applications that feature natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, clove oil and lemon grass oil.

  • Just 3 active ingredients: Peppermint Oil, Clove Oil, Lemongrass Oil
  • Fresh mint scent

How Does Natural Defense Work?

Certain plants contain compounds that give them the ability to defend themselves against insects. Natural Defense is a blend of botanical extracts including peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and lemongrass oil. This combination of oils significantly enhances the pesticidal activity of Natural Defense. How? Octopamine!

Octopamine is a key neurotransmitter found in insects, it is the insect's equivalent of adrenaline. It regulates their heart rate, behavior and metabolism. The unique molecular structure targets and blocks octopamine neurotransmitter receptors in insects. Blocking octopamine results in a total breakdown of the insect's central nervous system. As mammals, fish and birds have no receptors for octopamine, the ingredients do not have this affect on them... or people!

Each box contains three 2.0 mL (0.07 fl oz) applicators

Review Rating: 2.5

Manufacturer: Sentry

Shipping Weight: 0.11

Active Ingredients
Peppermint Oil 10.00%
Clove Oil 7.00%
Lemongrass Oil 3.00%

Other Ingredients - Canola Oil, Vanillin, Citric Acid 80.00%

Suggested Use

Do not use on animals under the age of 12 weeks. Do not get this product in your pet's eyes or mouth. Do not bathe pet within the first 24 hours after squeeze-on has been applied. Households with more than one pet should not allow pets to groom each other until solution has dried. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. Safe to repeat application as often as needed. Apply contents of one tube as a spot or stripe, starting high on the back of your pet's neck to in front of the shoulder blades. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas and ticks, this product is best if used year around.

How to Apply

  • Remove product tube from package.
  • Holding tube with notched end pointing up and away from the face and body, cut or tear off the narrow end at the notches.
  • While holding the animal with one hand use the other to apply the solution.
  • Invert the tube, and use the narrow end to part the animal's hair while gently squeezing to apply to the animal's skin.
  • Hold the animal for a few seconds to give the solution time to be absorbed into the animal's coat.
  • When finished, wrap the tube in paper and put into the trash.

PLEASE NOTE

We have had some reports of reactions in cats such as skin irritation and hair loss at the site of application (see reviews below). In addition, the oils in the Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On may temporarily discolor white hair or fur. We recommend testing the product initially by applying a few drops in the area intended for application (nape of the neck), and wait 24 hours to evaluate any response before applying the full dose. If you do see an adverse reaction, wash your cat with a shampoo or dishwashing liquid that contains detergents, as this will be the most effective way to remove the oils causing the reaction.

While we understand that this product is not perfect since some cats do have an allergic reaction, we do believe it is far safer than the chemical pesticide based squeeze-on products. The long-term use of systemic chemical pesticides leads to far worse problems than a skin reaction (see The Natural Approach to Flea Control). The number of cats that have a reaction to the Sentry Squeeze-On is small, and for the majority of cats this product is safe and effective. We choose to continue to carry this product because we believe that providing a safer alternative to the chemical pesticide based squeeze-on products is an important service for those cat owners who prefer to use a squeeze-on flea protection program. Please follow our instructions for testing the product first for the safety of your cat.

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The reviews below are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local veterinarian. Instead, these testimonials offer the reader information and opinions written by pet owners and/or veterinarians concerning animal health and products that they have used.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats
 
2.8

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (39)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (44)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Gentle (40)
  • No side effects (33)
  • Long-lasting (21)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Messy (18)
  • Side effects (16)
  • Causes irritation (11)
  • Wears out (4)

Best Uses

  • Older pets (12)
  • Younger pets (8)
  • Short-term care (6)
  • Daily care (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (84)

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1.0

messy

By twkid

from La Grande, OR, United States

Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

applied to our two cats, greasy messy coat. wont buy again

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4.0

Good temporary use

By PolishKitty

from Pawtucket, RI

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Older Pets
    • Short-Term Care

    Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

    I don't understand what people are complaining about on the reviews. Yes, the product is potent in smell, but its all herbal. If you don't like a potent herbal smell, look elsewhere. My cat seems fine with this one because it doesn't react uncomfortably or scratch after compared to the usual ones.

    These are the ingredients exactly:
    Peppermint oil - 10%
    Clove oil - 7%
    Lemongrass oil - 3%

    Canola oil, Vanilla, citric acid - 80%

    The review where the person complained about cinnamon oil is completely irrelevant as there is no cinnamon..

    My only complaint is that it doesn't last long, but as a natural product, that's to be expected. It does say that it can be used after again after 2 weeks if the cat goes out a lot. The price is decent. Also, yes its a bit greasy and stays on the fur, but I've gotten that from just about all the products for fleas and ticks.

    I still prefer this over some other products when you put pros and cons together.

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    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By pom lover

    from youngsville nc

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Older Pets
    • Short-Term Care
    • Younger Pets

    Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

    easy to use...good smell...works well..just a little messy

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    1.0

    Horrible!

    By Ozzie

    from Roy, WA, United States

    Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

    This product is horrible and useless. I purchased it and treated my cat before I saw fleas. This is the 2nd month of using is and she along with my home is infested. Waste of time and money. Disgusted as a mom when you treat a pet proactively only to see fleas jumping off your toddler 2 months later.

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    5.0

    Works for us!

    By KK

    from Greensburg, PA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

        This product has worked for my kitties. The only time we got fleas was when I messed up by not putting it on my newer kitty because he doesn't go out on a lead like his sister and I didn't reapply hers at the right time. We finally got rid of the fleas and I am applying it properly to BOTH kitties so it has been effective once again. They hate it but I just put it on over a few days and they tolerate it better, it's also not as messy as when you apply it all at once. I can't bear to put horrible chemicals onto them whe I try to avoid that stuff!

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        5.0

        Kitty smells soooooo pretty!

        By Giselle

        from Kissimmee, FL

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Long-Lasting
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

            I decided to go with this product because my kitty freaks out when using pesticide treatments. I absolutely love this stuff....and my kitty does too! She has not had one single pest...no greasy residue...and she smells amazing...I highly recommend trying this...you won't be disappointed!

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            1.0

            Terrible!

            By Laura, Sansa's Mom

            from Asheville, NC

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

            • No Side Effects

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Messy
            • Odor

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

              This stuff did not work at ALL on my chihuahua. It smells awful, the odor stunk up my whole apartment, and she still got fleas.

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              1.0

              It Did Absolutely Nothing

              By Person

              from Houston

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                  I should have listened to everyone else saying it caused the fleas to jump everywhere else. They were probably so repulsed by the smell that they did so, and now it's been two weeks and the fleas have infested our bed and they're still on our cat!

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                  1.0

                  Stinky & Scary

                  By Gadget

                  from Seattle, wa

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective
                  • Messy
                  • Stinky -very Stinky

                  Best Uses

                  • Christmas Potpourri Scent

                  Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                  This stuff has a very strong horrible smell. I worry about if it bothers my kitty more than it bothers me.
                  After putting it on, I started reading all the consumer reviews from other web sites....and became terrified. I found that over 3/4 review were one star with very scary things to say.

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                  4.0

                  Works great and smells nice

                  By Smickles

                  from NY

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • No Side Effects

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                      Although our kitty isn't a fan of having the back of her neck be wet, this product works great. It has a strong smell, but it is pleasant.

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