Question by SUSAN R: Are there some organic prcedures to get rid of fleas on a cat with the use of commercial products?
My cat is loaded with fleas and she is an indoor cat. I get rid of them and somehow in a few days later they reappear. I do not want to use commercial products due to the side effects. Is there a home made organic approach. I tried Avon SSS bath oil, Olive Oil, her injecting garlic…..help I am getting fraustrated.
Answer by Solow
II had heard somewhere that Tea Tree Oil is good for tackling fleas – but double checking this answer for you, I’ve found that it can be toxic to cats. (see the link below)
Part of the life cycle of the flea is off the cat – it breeds & lays eggs, that hatch into larvae in your carpets, your soft furnishings & your pets bedding. I’m a little concerned that you problem is going to grow, with the fleas started to attack you, unless you tackle it vigorously now.
I’d bite the bullet & use commerical treatments – just this once – to knock the problem on the head – once flea free hopefully you will remain so …. though I’d watch out, they’re persistent little things & even you can bring them home to your cat … all you have to do is visit someone whose home is infested & they leap upon you.
I’d go to the vet – ask their advice about organic procedures – & come back with something from them that will kill all the fleas on your cat & in your house – regardless of where it is from.
Fleas are horrible … & a host for tapeworms.
Whatever you do, hope that you manage to solve the problem to your satisfaction soon.
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