Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How to Use Garlic to Control Fleas on Cats


Things You’ll Need:


  • Step 1:Chop up a clove of garlic and put about 1/4 of the chopped clove into your cat's food.
  • Step 2:Dust your cat with garlic powder. Avoid getting the powder near the cat's eyes, nose or mouth. Use the smallest amount of powder necessary to cover the cat.
  • Step 3:Wash your cat as your normally would in warm soapy water, but add a couple drops of garlic juice to the water first.
  • Step 4:Massage your cat with some garlic salt. The salt along with the smell of garlic helps to repel fleas.

Tips & Warnings

  • Brewer's yeast is often combined with garlic in commercial flea prevention products. This mixture can be added to the cat's food or given as a treat for flea prevention. You can also rub brewers yeast and garlic directly on your cat's fur. Look for various preparations of this type at most pet supply stores.
  • Consult your cat's veterinarian if you have questions or concerns about giving garlic to your cat in any form.
  • Do not rub garlic powder, salt, or juice onto your cat if there are any open sores as this could irritate the wound further.

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