Treatment of fleas,any suggestions?

@suehan1 (4355)
Australia
March 5, 2011 1:16am CST
I have recently adopted two half persian kittens, who are adorable. I have tried a few different flea treatments but they do not seem to work at all,plus they cost a fortune. Are there any natural flea treatments out there that anyone can suggest?Cheers Sue
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Mar 11
Have you tried Neem products at all Sue? You can either buy a few plants, which you can grow and crush the leaves into their food, or you can buy a soap or a spray made from neem leaves. Neem is very bitter and fleas do not like the bitterness. I was using the stuff on myself as well as eating the leaves from our tree when we had a flea problem last year.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
30 Mar 11
No I haven,t tried Neem products Bill. sounds good. Where do you buy it.? Cheers Sue
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 11
We came across it at the Eumundi markets on the Sunshine Coast and bought some soap and spray for the animals. Later we went to a herb farm and bought a plant. This is the product and the company that we bought it from. http://naturapetics.cart.net.au/details/2600779.html
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
12 Apr 11
Thanks Bill I will look into this company. I love those markets at Eumundi. Cheers Sue
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
5 Mar 11
in the province where I grew up they would use a type of gasoline, it's not the one that you put in cars, we call it "gas" but that would have a different meaning in english. lol!! it's what we use on gas lanterns. They used it on dogs though, I've never heard of fleas on a cat before. lol!
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
6 Mar 11
You mean kerosene . I have heard of people would put a bit of kerosene on a brush and brush there children hair for the prevention of lice and nits, so in theory it would be the same for cats.Cheers Sue
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
5 Mar 11
Fleas treatment only work as a prevention. If your cat is infested with fleas, you first need to buy a medication to get ride of the fleas. Then you can use Frontline or Revolution as a prevention. I had the same problem in 2004 and learned from it. Another piece of advice. That medication makes the fleas jump of the cat. It is almost instant. The fleas and the cat goes crazy for 5 minutes. lol Do it outside if you don't want the fleas in your carpet.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
6 Mar 11
Thanks Aussie I sure will be doing it outside, as I don't want them inside. I guess its this crazy weather we are having as we have had a flea invasion here. Cheers Sue
• India
5 Mar 11
I have heard that camphor is very good at repelling fleas.But the problem is that if you apply it in your pet's body the fleas will leaeve your pet and jump on to your body and start biting you. I think it is better to get a good shampoo that kill fleas.My dog had a lot of fleas in his body.When i shampooed him for 2 consecutive days the fleas disappeared completely!
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
6 Mar 11
I will have to invest in some good shampoo for fleas and hope that works. They would probably hate the smell of camphor. So a good wash with flea shampoo , then and comb through with a bit of camphor sounds good.
@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
5 Mar 11
Hi Suehan, my mother used to say olive oil works to get all the bugs off cats and dogs. You may like to try it, since olive oil is less harmful than other commercial products. I have not tried it before, so please do some research before taking my words for granted.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
6 Mar 11
Thanks for that . I will have a look on the net and see what they say. I suppose the little critters are a bit like nits and would not like the oil as they have nothing to hang onto. Cheers Sue