Cat with fleasMy cat is prone to fleas. The herbal flea collars I have tried aggrevate her skin. Does anyone know of a Homeopathic remedy which will discourage the fleas please.
dawnydumps on 2004-01-03
check inside ears --any accumulation ? please describe
how often you notice itching?
how old cat?
what condition of fur?
how long flea complaint exist? when you first notice?
john stanton last decade
I have read that even though herbal flea collars are safer than chemcical, felines in particular can be very sensitive to the essential oils used in them. You are better off with homeopathy, diet, and sponge baths. But glad to see you tried the herbal flea collar.
Fleas are pretty much a parasite and a nuisance and parasites gravitate towards animals with weakened immune systems. This remedy I am recommending is known to help the body boost its own immune system.
Give your cat one dose of SULPHUR 200C and wait a week. Repeat for several doses as needed. You can put the pellet between two spoons, crush it gently hold the cat by the scruff of its neck, tilt its head back, put the spoon between the cats lips, it will open its mouth, and drop the remedy in the cats mouth. Do not give any food or water for 15 minutes before or after giving this remedy. The SULPHUR will boost the cats immune system and it will help the fleas not want to nest in her fur. I had a male cat with fleas and yes, eventually with this remedy and the sponge baths, the fleas went bye bye. It takes time and persistance, but your furry friend is well worth it.
I have read homeopathic LEDUM 30C as well for the bites to help them heal. I would suggest giving it 4 times per day. See what Sabra or Pankaj write maybe they have a different suggestion.
Also, PLEASE make sure you are feeding your pet the cleanest diet possible. If you choose to stick with dry or canned food, please find a holistic brand. I use Burns cat food which is sold at pet food supplier by me. Other good brands are Nature's Variety, Innova, Flint Ranch. Otherwise I am a fan of natural homemade diets with proper supplementation.
Flease can come from indoor infestations or outdoor areas. Check the environment the cat resides in as well. Wash bedding often, and anything the cat sleeps on or lays on.
I do not recommend bathing cats because it is TOO traumatic for them. If you must bathe the cat, use baby shampoo or a mild herbal shampoo. It is as effective as flea shampoos without dosing your cat with chemicals. The soap and water is what will drown the fleas and kill them.
My recommendation and what I have used in the past is a lemon sponge bath. Slice a lemon, place it is a quart of water, bring to a boil,shut off the flame and let it sit overnight in the pot, covered. Slightly warm the solution the next day if you choose but only lukewarm. Strain the lemon liquid. Dip a wash cloth in the liquid and sponge it all over the cat paying close attention to the head and tail. The lemon will make the cat smell fresh and it is a natural parasitic deterrent.
I also recommend Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard Pitcairn. He is wonderful and he is a holistic vet.
I have been saving and helping pets heal for 25 years and I send you my best!
Blessings to you and your kitty!
Don't give up, take it day by day!
(The above are only suggestions).
Namaste257@ameritech.net last decade
Fleas do not begin on the cat, fleas begin where the cat lives. Probably some neighbor with a bunch of dogs. You can get a small shaker of "SEVEN DUST" and sprinkle a bit on the cat once in a while.
OR if the fleas are REALLY BAD, Get a bag of "SEVEN DUST" from some poultry supply and sprinkle around the foundation of your house and walk around and around away from the house until you have sprinkled LIGHTLY at least 100 feet away, all around the house.
Nope, this is not organic, but not as harsh as most. It is used on chicken farms. It is up to you, but this is the least caustic or dangerous thing to do. If you have children, especially little ones, 48 hours NOT playing in the yard is recommended. This will take care of the yard and then if the cat plays in the yard, it will not come in with fleas. Depending on where you live, you may have to do this once every 3 or 4 months.
Don't be upset with me, I deal with Hunta Virus out here where I live, and it kills people. It is in mice. Our world is not as pristine clean as we would like it to think it is.
♡ sabra last decade
Says too toxic. Dust is good for yard.
She says to sprinkle kitty with garlic powder, and add some nutritional yeast to the food. From the health food store, not Bakers. Says she has done this for years.
Sorry, I should have called her in the first place. Sabra
♡ sabra last decade
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