21 Jul '11, 11pm

Natural Flea Prevention and Treatment

Natural Flea Prevention and Treatment

Fleas! They aren’t just annoying; they can also carry parasites (such as tapeworms) and diseases (Lyme disease, among others). Fleas are tough, highly evolved ectoparasites (ecto- means that they live outside the body) that, once entrenched, are not easily eliminated. Fleas are attracted to warmth, moving shadows, and the vibrations from foot (or paw) steps. When dealing with fleas, you need to protect your cat as well as reach fleas and larvae hiding in carpets and yards. Even exclusively indoor cats can get fleas, which travel in on shoes and clothing or even on their own, jumping through open doors or other cracks and crevices. (Keeping your cat indoors, however, will eliminate the risk of ticks.) Flea collars (whether herbal or insecticidal) don’t work! They don’t kill fleas, and they don’t even particularly repel them, except for the area right around the collar. The ...

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