Flea Treatment Cats Can Use
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Flea Treatment Cats Can Use

Finding flea treatments for cats can be difficult. There are many products out there that say they are safe for our cats but in reality they are not. Many of these misleading products are all natural products, whether they are home-made or store bought. Lets take a look at what is not safe for your cat to use.

Tea Tree Oil: This is not safe for your cat, however it is safe for dogs. This oil will be ingested by the cat because they spend majority of their time cleaning themselves. Some people claim that they have used this product without any problems with their cats, while others have stated that it has killed their cat within days of using it.

Symptoms reported to National Animal Poison Control Center after use of tea tree oil on cats were:

Muscle tremors, vomiting, loss of appetite, little or no energy level, no coordination and vomiting. These symptoms can happen only hours after being applied in any form to your cat. Make sure to read the labels of any all natural products for flea removal on your cat, making sure that tea tree oil is not on the list of ingredients.

Citronella oil: This is an excellent repellent but is not safe for your cats. Your cat will have trouble metabolising this oil, which means that your cats liver and kidneys can become damaged. Citronella has a substance called, ketones, this is a very toxic substance to cats, possibly causing neurological problems in your cat.

You will need to look at labels very carefully when searching for flea treatments for your cat. Whether it states it's all natural or not, you need to be aware of a few ingredients in the labels before using them on your cat. Look for the following ingredients in your cat products:

Essential oils which contain phenols:

Oregano, thyme, eucalyptus, cloves, cinnamon, bay Leaves, parsley and savory

Phenols can cause liver damage to your cats.

Essential oils which contain ketones:

Cedar Leaf, sage, hyssop, cyprus, lavender, eucalyptus, mint ,caraway, citronella ,cloves, ginger, chamomile, thyme and rosemary

Ketones can cause neurological problems in cats.

There are natural and chemical products that can be used on your cat to effectively get rid of fleas on them and in your home. The best thing that you can do is cleaning your house very thoroughly, the fleas eggs, larvae and pupa stages are so small you can't see them with the human eye.

Learning more about home flea control will be very beneficial to you and your cat in your fight against the fleas. It really is more about taking the time to effectively get rid of fleas on your cat than just turning to the chemical solutions that may cause more harm than good.


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