Cats, like dogs, also suffer from flea’s infestation. In such a case, it is important to identify the best ways to get rid of the fleas. Whilst there are many chemicals that are available, prevention remains the most viable option. In light of this, let us look at various ways of dealing with fleas and ticks on your tick once and for all.
Insect growth regulators are some of the best long term preventive chemicals that can be used to get rid of ticks and fleas. Some of these chemicals like one known as Precor are a hormone used to cause sterility in fleas when sprayed on the flea offspring. Ensure that you spray this chemical on your cat’s favourite sleeping area in the house such as the carpet, floor and the upholstery. As a word of caution, this chemical is not sprayed directly on the cat.
Keeping a heating coat on your cat
A cat with a healthy coat is a sure way of keeping off potential fleas and ticks. It has been observed that fleas and ticks have a preference on coats that have flaked skin that is also raw and itchy. In order to achieve this, you need to ensure that your cat is well fed with vitamins such as vitamin C and B-complex group of vitamins. Other s like black walnuts should be given in the form of granules to supplement the normal cat’s diet.
To ensure that the coat of your Cat is free from fleas and ticks, ensure that you clean it thoroughly using the combination of the powder known as calcium ascorbate and flax seed oil. To repel the fleas and ticks, you may add garlic to your pet’s food as often as the need may be.
Combing the coat of your cat is a sure way of exposing these pets. The act of combing also saves your cat the agony of having to scratch itself, hence preventing bruising itself in the process.
It is a good practice to vacuum the furniture and rugs where the cats spend most of the time. This will help nab the eggs of the fleas and ticks before they hatch. Timing the breeding season for these pests to vacuum is a good idea as it will help prevent them from breeding and multiplying in your household.
There are some powders which have been found to be quite effective in eliminating fleas and ticks in cats. Examples include diatomaceous earth which is made from the remains of algae. For best result, it should be sprinkled and left overnight in order to kill all ticks and fleas present.