After using natural ingredients to get rid of fleas on dogs, I thought there must also be something for our feline companions. Despite their independence, our cats cannot defend themselves against fleas. Aside from that, cats have a high sensitivity to essential oils, so the same methods won’t work on them. Here are 2 methods you can use to get rid of fleas on cats with a more delicate approach. In addition to keeping your home free of fleas, you will be using only natural ingredients suitable for cats.
💦 1. The bathing method
This method works well for cats that enjoy bathing. I know there aren’t many but if your cat does, this will be perfect.
Apple cider vinegar is the only ingredient you will need for this method. For something stronger, you could use your cat’s mild shampoo. Here’s how it works:
◾ Mix equal parts shampoo and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle.
◾ Start applying this to your cat’s head because that’s where fleas tend to go when bathing.
◾ Apply the mixture by massaging it into the fur and making sure that it covers everything.
◾ Let the solution sit for 10 minutes.
◾ After the timer goes off, wash it thoroughly with water.
🧴 2. The dry shampoo method
If your cat isn’t able to tolerate a bath, this is a great alternative. Also, it is easy and effective, with diatomaceous earth being an excellent powder for repelling fleas on cats.
This method only requires diatomaceous earth, gloves, and a mask. Using a mask will prevent you from inhaling the powder. In addition, since this is a topical application, you will need gloves to avoid picking up fleas. Let’s get into it:
◾ Put on your mask and gloves.
◾ Put a small amount of diatomaceous earth on your hand.
◾ Sprinkle it on your cat’s fur and rub it around so it gets everywhere.
◾ Make sure the diatomaceous earth is thoroughly absorbed into your cat’s fur by massaging it.
◾ Last but not least, spread the powder on the cat’s bedding as well.
◾ You should use this method at least once a day for your cat and once a week for the bedding.