Does your cat have fleas?
Here are some natural ways to keep the fleas away from our furry pals.
Much like humans, if cats are given a healthy and balanced diet they may be able to fight off diseases and pests naturally.
Most commercial cat food is devoid of many of the nutrients your cat needs to properly combat all the toxins they are exposed to daily.
Adding flaxseed oil, probiotics and digestive enzymes to your cat's diet may help boost her immune system and help her resist pests on her own.
Other products to try include:
Garlic can be toxic to cats in large doses but small doses are safe. A small pinch in your cat's food can help fight fleas.
The familiar smell of garlic is actually emanated through the skin, and fleas want nothing to do with it. It also helps support the liver and kidneys in your pet.
Apple cider vinegar offers a variety of health benefits for people and animals. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients and is especially helpful with skin issues.
It also makes the skin more acidic, making it naturally less appealing to fleas.
Fleas also dislike rosemary. Make a bath by steeping rosemary in 2 cups of boiling water. Let cool and add up to a gallon more of warm water. Pour over your cat and let him dry naturally.
Diatomaceous earth is basically ground-up algae, but it has an array of benefits and is specifically known for killing parasites internally.
You should be sure that you purchase a food-grade version of DE or it could cause breathing problems and other serious side effects for both your cat and you.
You can sprinkle a bit on her food or you can sprinkle it on her coat. DE has very sharp microscopic edges, which essentially lacerate any bugs that come in contact with it.
You can also sprinkle this on your carpet, let it sit for at least 24 hours and then vacuum it up.
Avoid washing your cat regularly during flea season, as it can dry out his skin. Most fleas will generally survive a basic bath, so keeping bedding and surrounding areas flea-free is more effective.
Vacuum carpeting, rugs and furniture often and dump bags or vacuum canisters immediately. Wash your cat's bedding in hot water regularly.
Let your pet get wet, add shampoo to his back and rub to cover his body, paying close attention to his "underarm" area and back end. Let the soap sit on him for at least 10 minutes.
Again, fleas are very resilient and this likely won't kill eggs, but you may be able to kill adult fleas.
Keep in mind that cats can have allergies or reactions to both natural and chemical treatments.
Begin treatments in small doses and pay close attention to any changes in your cat's behavior or appetite. Discuss any concerns you have with your veterinarian.
Always make sure your furry friend is getting the best and eco-friendly products like Eco Pussy Cat's eco-friendly cat bowls.