Educate Yourself: Help Ward Away Ticks and Fleas this Summer

Guest Post by Angelita. Students may be out for summer, but blood sucking fleas and ticks are out too. These vermin can potentially do major damage to your feline friend and cause an array of diseases, including Lyme disease and tapeworms. While the best way to protect your pet from fleas and ticks is to keep it in doors and make sure your home isn’t already infested with them, for a list of some other easy ways to protect your pet this warm season, continue reading below.

Flea Collar

One of the easiest ways to help prevent and shed unwanted fleas and ticks is to always make sure that your cat has a flea collar. As a cat owner it’s your responsibility to make sure that the collar is switched out at the necessary times so that it’s strong enough to do its job throughout the season.

Citrus Based Baths

It’s no mystery that cats hate water, but water can almost instantly fix the issue since fleas can’t hold on to the hair shafts once it’s wet. To go even one step further, go ahead and bathe your cat in a citrus-base gentle liquid dish soap. Fleas are repelled by lemons and other citrus fruits. So squeeze some lemon juice into the water and soap mixture as well if the fleas are bit aggressive.

Coffee Grind Rinses

In addition to citrus, fleas and ticks are also repelled by coffee grounds. So the next time you make a fresh pot, take out the used coffee grounds and let them dry on a cookie sheet. Gently rub them in your cat’s cur after it’s bathed in the citrus shampoo and work it in the skin. Not only will the coffee grounds help get rid of the remaining fleas, but it will also help give your cat a shiner, healthier fur coat.

Add Brewer’s Yeast

If you want to try something that will help get rid of fleas from the inside, you might want to try to add some brewer’s yeast to your cat’s food. Not only can it help draw away fleas (they hate the scent and taste of your cat if it eats the stuff) but it’s also loaded the vitamin B thiamine. Just make sure to read the label and ensure that you don’t get the variety with garlic or onion in it. Both garlic and onion can be extremely toxic to cats.

About the author:

This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7

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