Symptoms of Fleas on Cats
- Severe itching is the primary sign of fleas on cats
- Extended Contact with Saliva of fleas can cause
- Hair loss
- Scaliness on the back
- Raw patches.
Causes of Fleas on Cats
- Cats can get fleas from other animals who have fleas, from infected bedding, carpets, furniture and in the yard.
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Home Remedies for Fleas on Cats
- It has been said that adding some garlic juice to your cats food will keep fleas away forever.
- One thing is for sure, if your cat has fleas, you must treat the cat and the environment around your cat. If you don’t, you are wasting your time and reinfestation is inevitable.
- Fleas on cats must be dealt with as soon as you have an inkling of fleas in the picture. If you don’t act aggressively towards removing them, your cat could suffer some serious skin issues and possibly infections.
- Scratching and itching can be maddening to any animal or person for that matter. Severe itching can open the skin and provide a portal for nasty and powerful bacteria’s.
- Cats can develop balding or hair loss where they constantly itch, scratch and lick to get relief.
- After bath time, rinse with apple cider vinegar and do not rinse. This will help the itch and the dry skin associated with fleas on cats.
- Boil some water with a sliced lemon in it. Let it sit over night. After a bath, use a sponge to apply the lemon juice to your cats’ fur and skin as a natural flea repellent. Do not rinse. This is said to work as well as the natural D-limonene.
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- Nutrition is key! Make sure your cat is getting the most benefit out of the food you choose for him. You can sprinkle some brewer’s yeast in the cat food to serve as a flea repellent too.
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Causes of Bartonella in Cats
- Bartonella in cats is also known as cat scratch fever. It is spread to the cat from fleas. The flea is infected and lives on the skin or in its fur.
- The cat scratches himself and injects himself with his own blood that has the flea infection in it from their saliva. The cat scratches a person and infects them. Also read iron deficiency in dogs
Scratch Fever Symptoms in Cats
- Cats do not get sick with these bacteria.
- No symptoms are definitively proven to be Bartonella symptoms in cats, but the infected cat CAN make a human sick from transmission of this bug. Also read ways to control flea infestations in cats
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Bartonella Treatments in Cats
- Vets generally won’t do this test unless you specifically request it.
- Antibiotics are always given, even if the bacteria is not verified. It is difficult to verify. Vets may feel it is not cost effective to perform a test that has limited reliability in its results.
- The most important issue is that people won’t get sick unnecessarily from the cats who are carrying the illness.
- A blood culture seems to show more reliability than other testing measures but that is not saying much. As far as results go, unfortunately, most times they show false readings.
- The drugs are never given for the cat who shows no signs or symptoms, they are given so more people do not get infected.
- The one and only way you can protect your fuzzy feline friend from carrying this disease is to keep him indoors.
- Be proactive in flea control. Do not let infestations get out of hand.
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- Put a few drops of lavender oil or citronella oil on a bandanna around your cats collar to act as a natural flea repellent. Use apple cider vinegar as a rinse at bath time to repel fleas.