I decided to go ahead and try some safe and natural flea repellent for my cats... I am not ready to give in to the drops from the vets as 1 cat is "to large" and they all need equal treatment in my eyes...
Im going to make this a "Diary Style" and I am open to advice etc. I want to make it clear that I will be doing any research before I start any kind of
treatment and if anything bad happens my cats will be seeing the vets then.
Flea Treatment day 1.
Went out and purchased 4 flea collars and put them on each cat. I cut off the extra of the collars and placed them in my couches. I am aware these are not natural.
Type: Cat AND kItten
Flea Treatment day 2.
Found no dead fleas on any of the cats the flea collars say they take 4 days to start working properly.
Started the Lemon Flea treatment.
Directions: Take a pot of water and boil it until the water boils rapid
Cut up 1 lemon leaving on the outside and place in the bowl.
Poor 2 cups of water for 1 lemon and leave to sit over night in a bowl the next day its ready for use.
The next day you want to have it in a spray bottle or you can use a sponge. You want to work it into the fur down to the roots
keeping away from their eyes, ears and mouths.
Start with a little and build up with their tolerance.
This can be done as often as once and day and used on places that they hang out like under the bed... It can stain.
In the Boiling water soaking 1 full lemon for 2 cups of water
I sealed mine because I don't want my curious kitten to spill this
Next I decided to go at the cats with the flea comb, I take a dish that's meant just for the water and sunlight soap that I use to make sure any live fleas I find drown. I went through and did 1 cat so far. It takes a lot of time a patients as I have 3 long haired cats and 1 short hair. I started with Artemis an will go to Smokey. Amaya and then Nala making sure to get the tail and the base, around the neck and tummy the most. I will post my flea water before and then mid way.
Before, Just after setting up.
Mid job. I use the paper towel to clean off the water when I clean the comb from flea dirt
Then I went ahead and made a few home made flea trap. For this I used a mixture of two of the sunlight's I had here. I found better luck with the
cucumber melon vs the lemon. To make these I use plastic plates that I wont be needing again as it needs to be thin so they can get into the dish the dish soap keeps them from getting back out and they die. I place my plates in a dark area under a nightlight as they will go to a light and heat source. Under the tv also works.
This is as far as I have gotten I will be doing the flea treatment with the lemons tomorrow (07.09.2013)
I hope this is useful for some people.
Until tomorrow enjoy