Summer time (we can possibly mention that concept now) is the favourite time for cats to come home smothered in fleas!
Putting brewers yeast in the cat’s food and combing essential oils though the coat can act as a great flea deterrent.
Regular daily or even twice daily flea-combing is important, so long as you dispose of your ‘catch’ effectively. Electric flea combs may help.
Intensive vacuum-cleaning with a powerful vacuum cleaner, in areas frequented by your cat(s), is also important.
If you are not vigilant and diligent, a flea infestation of your home can follow, which can be a real nightmare. Fleas can multiply at a prodigious rate.
Chemical applications on the animal or in the home can be a risky business and we advise clients to avoid these if at all possible. The toxins can affect humans (esp. toddlers and children) and can be residual in your home environment.
Our main website (over 600 pages of information and opinion on animals, animal welfare and alternative medicine) is at: www.alternativevet.org
www.alternativevet.org/cats.htm and www.alternativevet.org/aromatherapy.htm
You may also be interested in: www.naturalfeeding.co.uk - www.holisticvetmed.co.uk – www.veterinary-holistic.co.uk – www.holistic-vet.co.uk