Borax is not safe for pets to ingest, but it is used in many topical treatments, including flea killers. Borax, or sodium borate, is commonly used as a detergent and pesticide, but it can be extremely harmful to pets and... More »

Borax and boric acid are not the same compound; borax is a salt of boric acid. The less common chemical names of the substances make it clear that these are two entirely different chemical compounds; borax is sodium bora... More »

Borax does work for pest control; its primary ingredient is boric acid, which is an effective insecticide, particularly against cockroaches, and poses few health risks to humans and pets. To control insect infestations, ... More »

Insecticidal sprays and fumigants capable of killing human lice are dangerous to pets and humans because they can be absorbed through the skin. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend their... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Pet-friendly weed killers include homemade remedies and some store-bought products. Homemade solutions include vinegar and salt, while stores such as The Home Depot offer products such as EcoSmart, which is non-toxic. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Orange Guard is an organic, non-toxic ant repellent that is harmless to pets and humans. It drives away ants from the areas where they are unwanted. When applied directly to ants, the active ingredient, d-Limonene, destr... More »

Ibuprofen is not safe for adult pets. It can be toxic, especially if digested by a dog or a cat. Almost all over-the-counter medications are toxic to pets, according the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health