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Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
I've used a eucalyptus oil soap.
Make a flea collar. Take the pet's collar or neckerchief and put on drops of eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil (Do not use these on cats! They are extremely sensitive to eucalyptus and tea tree oils), citronella, lavender, or geranium. This will need to be done weekly
Originally posted by TinkerHaus
Are you sure it's the medication or is it the fleas?
Fleas go crazy when you get your cat wet - they will try to bite and burrow and get away from the water. If you have a pet with fleas you can see them all jumping about, scrambling to safety when you get the animal wet..
My advice would be to first be sure that the flea shampoo you are using is not causing a reaction itself, and if not, flea bath much more frequently.
Good luck, poor kitty. =(
Originally posted by Aliensun
You don't need to treat the cat. You treat the fleas.
Place shallow pan of water on the floor with a couple drops of dishwashing detergent in it to break the surface tension. Place a small lamp with a very small low watt bulb to ean over the pan about a foot. (Something like a small, 5-watt bulb as used in a night light.) The bulb warms the water and the fleas will be attracted to the warmth and hop into your swimming pool for them where they will drown because they don't know how to swim.
I know this works because I have a commercially made little unit that has worked fine. Try a pet store for this item. It beats buying any product that involves treating the cat. In a few days you should see dead fleas in the water. If not, move the pan closer to where the cat "lives." The process takes about a week, but you leave it out just in case.
Originally posted by KAIARAHI
Trying to bath most cats is suicide ! mine would kill ya for even thinking that !
Baking Soda / sodium bicarbonate - fleas hate it, shake it on, stroke yer cat, helps with itchy skin as well.
We shake around cats food and water areas as well, ants hate it with a vengance, as do snails, slugs mite etc.
Originally posted by sykickvision
We use baby shampoo. Kills fleas & doesn't irritate the cats beyond what a bath normally would.