Fleas are the most common external parasites that affect cats. It is very important to get rid of them since they can cause severe dermatitis in pets and lead to serious health problems.
Common symptoms of flea infestation include:
You need to understand that there are many different types of products for treating pets with fleas, but it is always best to use natural remedies like tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia). Most commercial preparations contain strong chemicals which may be dangerous for your cat’s health, especially if she has sensitive skin! Tea tree oil will ensure you won’t have any side effects and keep your feline friend healthy without causing too much stress. Since this substance acts as a repellent against mosquitos and lice, the oil can also help prevent your cat from getting fleas in the future.
How To Use Tea Tree Oil Against Fleas On Cats?
The first thing you need to do is dilute one tablespoon of pure tea tree oil with 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Put some drops on a soft cloth or spray it on your pet’s fur (remember that cats are very sensitive so avoid spraying this product directly on their skin). You should apply it every day during 2-3 weeks to destroy existing fleas and their eggs. If your kitty doesn’t object to having her face rubbed, use more drops on her nose, chin and forehead. She will lick this mixture off so don’t leave it on her skin for much longer.
Tea tree oil is not only effective in killing adult fleas, but also in preventing future attacks! This natural remedy can be easily used at home – just follow the steps above and you will see how well it works!