Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats

Natural Defense 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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats
 
2.8

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (43)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Effective (48)
  • Gentle (43)
  • No side effects (36)
  • Long-lasting (24)

Cons

  • Messy (20)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Side effects (19)
  • Causes irritation (11)
  • Difficult to administer (4)

Best Uses

  • Older pets (14)
  • Younger pets (9)
  • Short-term care (7)
  • Daily care (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (92)

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3.0

the jury is still out

By animallover

from Michigan, United States

Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

I like the natural ingredients as opposed to chemicals, but our cat is white and the area of the application is gummy and yellow for some time. First application didn't get all the fleas. Same with the dog.

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1.0

Bought this by mistake and sure regret it

By LibbyH

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Administer

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

      I have to have the kind of container that has a pop off top so I can twist it off with one hand and get it on my neurotic cat that has flea dermatitus. This kind has to be cut off and she can smell it before I even get close and once it is opened it has to be used. I did put it on another cat but she is the one who really needs it.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again!

      By Our Babies Keepers

      from Columbia, TN

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Older Pets

      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

      We have used this product twice now, and about to purchase for the third time. This product truly works effectively at keeping the fleas off of our 3 indoor cats. The smell of the peppermint and clove is really nice, and our cats seem to actually like the odor as well. The only thing, is that it does make their hair a little oily or greasy, so we just have to remember that after administering, we can't pet our cats on the back of their necks for approximately 24 hours. But, this is a minor negative in the treatment of fleas for our babies. This product has too many other good qualities to ignore, like, that it's all-natural, easy to use, has a nice scent, and our cats like it as well. Thank you Only Natural Pet for giving us an all-natural, safe, non-toxic, affordable way to treat our cat's flea problems.

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      4.0

      Works good

      By Miranda

      from Leetonia, Ohio

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Cost Effective
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Side Effects

      Best Uses

      • Younger Pets

      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

      Works great, strong smell but it's a good smell. Leaves an oil spot for a few days. Caused some of my cats fur to fall out but didnt irritate the skin or anything.

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      1.0

      Didn't work on my five cats

      By Cat Lady

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

        The smell is wonderful but unfortunately, we were combing Fleas off all the Cats Daily because this didn't work at all.

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        1.0

        won't be a good review

        By catsdad

        from Jasper, AL, United States

        Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

        Applied this to both my cats, they haven't stop licking and scratching since. I'm afraid I won't be using this any more. Might be the combo of peppermint, cloves and lemon grass didn't quite agree with them. Sorry about that.

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        5.0

        Good Stuff!

        By Enerlou

        from Niverville, NY

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Pets
          • Short-Term Care

          Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

          It worked for our Tom cat who had fleas so bad he was full of digs and scabs. Safe and super effective on him.

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          2.0

          negative reactions

          By SS

          from DFW

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Side Effects

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

            Would love to find a great oil squeeze. This one cause reaction. The Only Natural pet squeeze we must apply every 7-10 days for it to be effective, that's costly for three felines and one canine. We did find an amazing spray online for dogs and one for cats. Best product to date to avoid or rid fleas.

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            5.0

            i've bought this product before and will buy it again

            By Jackjc

            from r.i.

            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 use too buy other flea, tick products , but didn't want too use commercials so i started buying from natural pet, so far so good , i would recommend their products too family & friends .

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                1.0

                Severe Hair Loss, Irritated Skin

                By Sarah the Cat Mom

                from Virginia Beach, VA

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Hair Loss
                  • Irritated Skin
                  • Messy
                  • Side Effects
                  • Strong Unpleasant Smell

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                    I feel like a terrible cat mom for using this on my cat. I noticed patches of hair all around the house a few days after I applied the product, then noticed large hairless patches that were bright red where I applied it.

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