Fleas are black coloured, small and flat bodied insects that are found almost everywhere. Fleas are very difficult to kill as they jump very quickly and increase their body length multiple times. Fleas generally like to feed on the blood of higher body temperature, so they mainly attack pet animals like dogs and cats. They mostly grow in a warm and humid environment and reproduce rapidly.
When your cat or kitten comes in contact with the flea infested environment, they get attacked by fleas. Flea infested areas are, backyards, inside the house, or park.
Some of the symptoms are:
- Terrible scratching
- Loss of hair, mostly behind the ears, tail and back legs
- Repeatedly licking the skin
- Inflammation due to biting and scratching
- Agitation and edginess
Here, are a few tips that will help you to get your cat rid of fleas naturally:
1. Use of Apple Cider Vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar is one of the best natural home remedy to treat any disease. You can mix it well and fill it in a spray bottle. You can simply drench your cat’s coat with this solution and gently comb it.
2. Flea Comb
Opt for a special flea comb for your cat. Gently brush your cat’s fur close to its skin near the affected areas. The flea comb brings out the fleas easily without hurting your pet.
3. Unique Flea Trap
You can fill a shallow dish with warm soapy water. Place it under the night light. As fleas are attracted towards light, in the morning you will find fleas drowned in the water.
4. Floor Washing
The most important part is to maintain proper hygiene in the house to avoid the growth of fleas. Using lemon solution will give you the best results.
5. Essential Oil Bath
Give your pet a refreshing essential oil bath. This helps to overcome itchiness. You can use any essential oils that will definitely help you give your pet a refreshed feeling and will treat the fleas.