If your small bundle of fur has been infested with fleas and you are looking for natural ways of getting rid of your cat’s parasites, we are here to lend you a helping hand.
Because we understand how important the pets’ wellbeing is to the owners, and because we know how dreadful the task of having to compare cat flea treatments can be, we did the legwork for you and we have put together a list of natural ways in which you can ensure a thorough cat flea control in the home.
First things first, it almost goes without saying that all cat owners should invest in a flea comb. In order to get rid of these parasites, you have to use the comb in combination with a mix made from two lemons and three cups of water. After chopping the lemons and boiling them with the water, you let the mix rest for three hours. Next, you have to strain the substance and place it in a spray bottle.
Once the substance is ready, you should lightly spray it on the cat twice a day while using the comb to extract the fleas. However, keep in mind that cats usually do not like the smell of lemons. Thus, if your cat seems bothered by it, please try a different treatment.
A second cat flea home treatment that you should try involves the use of apple cider vinegar. Similarly to the first recipe, you have to place the vinegar in a spray bottle and use it on the cat. After five minutes, rinse the substance off and use a flea comb in order to skim off the unwanted fleas.
Yet, it is also recommendable that you use the apple cider vinegar in combination with shampoo. This way the actual employing of the treatment is less scary to the pet. However, if your cat is not fond of baths, the spraying remains the go-to alternative.
Last but not least, in the fight against fleas you can also use a homemade cat flea shampoo. In order to make this dry flea repellent shampoo, you need to purchase a substance called food grade diatomaceous earth. Although in its natural state this is a rock, you might find it as a fine powder. Do not use any other form of the substance other than that called food grade diatomaceous earth, as it might be harmful to both you and your pet.
Before using it on your pet, make sure that you use a mask so that you won’t inhale the dust, as well as gloves. Then, use the powder on the cat and rub it so that it does not only stay on the surface of the pet’s coat. While doing so, try to avoid causing the cat to inhale the substance.
According to specialists, this treatment can be used once a day, until the fleas disappear. Besides, you can also use the powder on the pet’s bedding. Anyway, do not put a lot of powder on the pet (in high dosages, it can be harmful) and always wash the pet’s bedding afterward.