Cat fleas are unpleasant for your cat, who may endlessly scratch and lick. And unpleasant for you, when they start jumping onto you.
Commercial flea control is considered the only alternative. But is it? And how safe are they?
Before we go into this, I want to quote a veterinarian, Michael Lemmon.
“Popular flea collars contain powerful nerve gases. They can kill some fleas. They can also kill some pets and can do damage to children and adults handling the pet wearing the poisonous flea collar.”
Last week, a very distressed family brought a rabbit in for me to treat. They had treated him with Frontline. Now Frontline is not safe to use on rabbits. But how many people know this?
The rabbit was having seizures.
The first thing I did was to do an internet search on the ingredients. I discovered cyanide was an ingredient. Then I did a search on the ingredients of Advantage, another popular flea control preparation. This contains imidacloprid, which also affects the nerves.
So it seems that all commercial flea preparations contain nerve poisons, of various types and in varying quantities.
Is this what you want to apply to your cat? To be absorbed into her system? They may kill cat fleas, but what else do they do?
Imidacloprid also causes thyroid problems in rats. I’m sure that is a very real side effect in cats, too.
I was relating the rabbit story to a friend. She told me that after she had used a flea preparation of one of her dogs, the dog shook herself. Some of the flea preparation landed on a painted door. Moments later, the paint started to peel off…
So what is the alternative? Is there something else to control cats fleas? Preferably something natural.
There is always an alternative to everything. But first, the cause should be considered.
Isn’t it better to get to the cause of the problem, rather than just treat the effects? Treating the effects is generally unsuccessful, or at best, only marginally successful.
Your cat has fleas because of the diet you feed her. Commercial, processed cat food alters the chemistry in your cat. This attracts fleas. Feed your cat a diet that she evolved on and the chemistry comes back to normal. One that is unattractive to fleas.
I have fed my cats a quality natural diet for the past thirteen years. I have never had to treat them for worms or fleas. And one sleeps in bed with me. Under the covers.
Sadly, the rabbit didn’t pull through.
Here you can find information on how to provide a natual and quality food for your cat, and so resolve the flea problem. Permanently.