Believe it or not, I use Avon's SkinSoSoft original bath oil. It comes in a bottle or spray - both are the same product and I have both and it kills fleas and non toxic to pets. Get a 500ml water bottle and put 1 cap in and fill it with water. Start at the cats head using full strength to drive the fleas down to the body - use your fingers to apply it and be careful around the eyes - soak him down and leave it on or you can spray him good, getting down to the skin. You also have to treat your home. Wash everything you can in very hot water, vacuum and get rid of the bag or clean the vac spray SSS everywhere, it will leave a nice scent but a bit slippery til it soaks in so be careful walking around. This worked for me, not only with fleas and I have 5 pets, but my dogs had psorisis and it cleared up in a couple days!! Fleas yuck. the eggs can lay dormant for up to a year before finding a host to hatch...damn.
use lavander soap smells good helps with the fleas!
I've heard garlic pills are good for repelling fleas
The cat needs a flea bath, and then comb the dead fleas out of her fur. This will also help to remove the oil. Follow up the flea bath by putting a flea collar on him or her.
Then remove all of the cats bedding and litter box as it will likely be infested with fleas. Your furniture and other areas where the cat normally lays might also be infested, as may be the carpets. You might wish to call in an exterminator.
There are many different shampoos available, quite possibly spray versions as well
Skip the stupid homeopathic cures and go shell out the $45. for advantix.. it's the only thing that really works. One application as directed, and fleas are history, and the cat relaxes immediately!
There's a loaded question
LOL!! I was like, "What the...?"
I've been going through a flea issue with one of my cats and coconut oil seems to help her the most actually...been trying Advantage/Frontline off and on as well as bathing sometimes in the natural flea treatments, the coconut oil I think worked best yet didn't last...I imagine it would take some time for kitties skin to heal. I have kids so am very wary of the chemical stuff, yet having fleas around royally sucks too...appreciate all the tips people have, I am sprinkling garlic powder on their food too...hopefully some combination of coconut oil and garlic will work, haven't added the yeast yet.
get a new cat
olive oil works
Oh wow~ she needs a flea dip
Give it time.
:-) and the coconut oil is healthy for her also!
I think a flea bath would have been more effective. I mean aren't the fleas still in the hair if you just use oil? Still, the bites will itch for a while even if fleas are dead so you have to put something on to stop the itch.
a lot of the oil products suffocate certain bugs...but they don't get rid of the eggs, maybe that's it. I think the cat would have rather had the bath because being greasy sounds uncomfortable....you can use benedryl spray just for the itchy ness...I guess that might be hard on a long hair....might just have to dip him.