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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: 0.1

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 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (38)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Gentle (34)
  • No side effects (26)
  • Long-lasting (19)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Side effects (13)
  • Messy (12)
  • Causes irritation (11)
  • Wears out (4)

Best Uses

  • Older pets (10)
  • Younger pets (7)
  • Short-term care (4)
  • Daily care (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works for my cat

By Cat Lover

from Maui, Hawaii

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

      my cat did better with this product than the chemical flea product the vet used.

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      2.0

      Natural Defense for Cats

      By magoogirl

      from Port Charlotte, Fl.

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Older Pets

      Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

      Was so excited to find your natural products and I purchased for my dogs and cats "for flea prevention", however neither product did anything for the flea situation. So disappointed. They all did smell nice though. Sorry, won't be ordering anymore. Doris Mello

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      1.0

      Skin Irritation!!!

      By Serina

      from San Jose CA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Messy
        • Side Effects

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

          This product is terrible. First it has a very foul smell which is intolerable. Then the quantity of the liquid is twice as much as other regular brands. But the worst thing is that it caused irritation on the application site. In only two days his skin lost a lot of hair, extremely irritated and red. I called the company, they could not possibly be more disrespectful, obnoxious and irresponsible. The supervisor "Susan" that I talked to confessed that she has had a lot of complaints about their products!!!
          Save your cat and your pocket book!

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          2.0

          Love the Concept; Hate the Smell

          By Kitty'sMom

          from Garden City, New York

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Long-Lasting
          • Made With Essential Oils

          Cons

          • Far Too Strong Of A Smell
          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Short-Term Care

          Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

          I bought this for our indoor cat (7 years old) who likes to hang out in the garden with me on sunny days. I thought it would be perfect since there are no chemicals. The smell, however, is so overpowering that it made my cat gag, and it was so oily that she ended up rubbing the smell on wall corners, my pant legs, her beds and nap blankets, etc. The whole house smelled of this like I put out a potpourri. I tried to wipe as much as I could off the oily kitty mohawk it gave her, but it still took two days and applying a bit of corn starch to absorb the oils before I could wipe enough away to slightly tone down the smell.
          I should say that I would like the smell if the clove and lemongrass scents weren't so strong. I wish it had more of the mint smell (but peppermint oil would irritate the skin too much).
          Not sure what I will try next. I still have 3 applications of this left but if I use it again, I will likely apply it to the back of her collar, allow it to dry and then put it around her neck, and then supplement with regular flea combings. I do NOT recommend using the entire application tube on one cat. Maybe 1/4 would be tolerable but I will never use it full strength. I am not sure how effective it is on fleas because she didn't have fleas to begin with. This was more preventative. If I were a flea, I would stay away from the smell for sure. Hope this helps.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          CLUMPS OF HAIR MISSING

          By Lynn Doll

          from Murrells Inlet, SC

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hair Lost On Back Of Neck
            • Side Effects

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

              I applied as directed and within 2 days I found clumps of hair all over the house. My poor "Kitty." I have had much better luck with flea and tick collars and will definitely go back to them.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Does not work for ticks.

              By tippy

              from ruther glen VA

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Long-Lasting
              • No Side Effects
              • Works Well On Fleas

              Cons

              • Does Not Work On Ticks
              • Ineffective
              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Younger Pets

              Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

              need to use another product with it that takes care of ticks.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Made my cat's hair fall out!

              By Patrick

              from Parsippany, NJ

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Pros

                Cons

                • Side Effects

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                  I had tried other squeeze-on products and they made my cat sick. The pet store recommended this "natural" product instead. I tried it and now my cat's hair is falling out in clumps near the application site. She now has large bald spots!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I watched the fleas jump from my cat!

                  By MommaRobyn

                  from Springfield Missouri

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Older Pets

                    Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                    I always watched my 6 year old cat suffer with the national brands that are promoted. I saw this and bought it hoping it would work. I applied only 3/4 of the tube as a precaution the first time. I brushed it through his neck and back with his old kitten brush. I was amazed to watch fleas jump off of him in suicide fashion. I captured one and watched the flea twist and flail. This stuff kicks bu**. I reccommend using less at first because the smell is strong. Add more in a few days and comb it around. I think most of the sensitivi ty is fr om it being concentrated in one spot.

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                    1.0

                    Made my cat's hair fall out!!

                    By rts

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Side Effects

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                        I have used Sentry a few times prior without incident. But this last time I used it, the fur on the neck line of one of my cats began to fall out in small clumps. It didn't have any side effects on my other two cats, and like I said, I have used it before. I don't know why this time it caused the hair to fall out. I notice the hair loss a day or so after the application. I just found small clumps of fur around the sink and floor. I immediately soaked a paper towel and wiped it off all 3 cats. Guess I'll have to look into another natural remedy for fleas for my cats.

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                        4.0

                        It worked

                        By Daktweet

                        from Sheridan, AR

                        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

                        • Older Pets
                        • Younger Pets

                        Comments about Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-On for Cats:

                        It worked good for 2 weeks but I had a flea problem in my carpet and just got rid of them finially. I plan to buy some more in the future.

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