Natural Remedies for Flea and Tick Treatment in Cats

May 11, 2018

Natural Remedies for Flea and Tick Treatment in Cats

Fleas and ticks are painful for cats.

These parasites work by clinging themselves to your furry friend and feeding off of her blood.

Natural treatments are a good choice if you wish to stay away from chemicals and the side effects they bring with them. However, natural remedies aren’t as fast, and the results aren’t long-lasting.

Some flea treatments have scary side effects. So, it is a good idea to look into the best natural treatment options instead to keep your kitty happy, healthy, and pain-free.

In this blog post, I'll go through the best natural flea remedies for cats and share only the best options for you.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is effective for removing yeast and allergens, and it makes an excellent flea treatment as well. Apple cider vinegar doesn’t kill the fleas but works by making them jump off your kitty. However, make sure to not use it on open wounds. 

    You can use a diluted mixture of two parts ACV and one part water and put in a spray bottle.

    • Cedar Chips

    Fleas and ticks hate certain smells---cedar being one of them. Placing cedar chips in your kitty’s bedding is a good way to keep the fleas away. However, cats hate the smell as well.

    Another option is that you place cedar chips outside your home to keep the fleas away.

    • Rosemary

    Another thing that fleas hate includes rosemary. Grinding rosemary leaves and sprinkling them in areas where your cat sleeps and plays will help keep the pests away.

    • Aloe Vera Juice

    Another natural repellent for fleas includes aloe vera. Mixed with cayenne pepper, you can make a spray and apply it on your kitty’s coat. However, make sure that you don’t get it around your cat’s eyes!

    • Lemon Spray

    One of the natural flea killers include citric acid---something lemons are full of. You can make a citric acid spray. To make it work for cats with sensitive skin, you can boil lemon in water and let it soak for at least 8 hours (or overnight).

    What do you use to keep the fleas and tick off of your kitty? Let us know in the comments...

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