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The Bottom Line On The Best Natural Flea Treatments For Cats

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​When choosing a natural flea treatment for their cat we are ​usually looking for an alternative to traditional methods, which typically use chemicals or we are looking for methods that can be used in conjunction with traditional methods​.

Adverse reactions to chemical products will send us looking for chemical free options, plus we live in such a chemical world that sometimes it just seems enough is enough.

​Ingredients To Avoid When Choosing The Best Natural Flea Treatment For Your Cats

Examining the ingredients of a product is the best place to start. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals lists these products as being toxic to cats.

Note the warning in this list regarding tea tree oil. Although tea tree oil is used widely in cosmetics and skin wash it is best avoided for use with cats.

Also avoid using garlic as flea prevention control. ​ ​​​This is​ an in depth article regarding pets and garlic toxicity.

​Peppermint essential oil is also an ingredient to avoid although ​it is common to see a ​very small solution of peppermint oil in cat flea products. There is more information here and also below.

​Natural Flea Treatment For Cats - Reviews

​Natural Flea Spray/Mist For Cats


  •  ​Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.2%, Eugenol (Clove Extract) 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Plant Derived) 1.78%, Inert Ingredients (Water, Sodium Benzonate)* 97.56%
  • Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.20%, Eugenol (from Clove plants) 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (plant-derived)1.78%, Inert Ingredients* 97.56%, Water, Sodium Benzoate (preservative widely used in foods).
  •  ​Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.20%, Eugenol 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 1.78%.

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Benzoate.

  •  ​​Geraniol, Eugenol, Peppermint, Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerine.
  •  ​​Active Ingredients: Geraniol 0.9%, Peppermint Oil 0.2%.

    Inactive Ingredients: Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hydrogenated Soybean, ​Citric Acid 98.9%.

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​​Natural Care - Dog & Cat Flea & Tick Spray

Lightly spray the entire coat including legs and tail but avoiding the facial area.


There is no need to drench the coat.  Once sprayed massage well into the coat because ideally the product will reach the skin. It is safe to use once per week.


It is best if the cat does not ingest this product and it is left to dry before grooming.  This isn't always an easy thing to do so if this is problematic for you it needs to be considered.


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​Use the spray on bedding and furniture and other kitty hangouts.  Do a spot test first, if using on color fabric or fine furniture.


It will need to be reapplied frequently.


One reviewer loved the perfume so much that they used it as a roo​​​​​m freshen​​​​​er.

natural care flea and tick spray - Inforrmation for use
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Vet's Best Cat Flea & Tick Home Spray For Cats

This product is part of the enormously popular Vet’s Best Flea and Tick ​range of products, however this product is specifically for cats. It kills fleas, flea eggs, and ticks by contact and repels mosquitoes.


It can be used directly on the cat by massaging into the cat’s fur. If your cat is not too keen on the spray, spray the product onto a cloth and then apply to the cat.


​Cats need to be 12 weeks and older to use this product. ​It can be used indoors and outdoors. The non staining formula can be used on carpets, bedding and cat furniture, however always spot test first.


What is so good about the product? It works well and it can be sprayed around the home on bedding, furniture etc and on the cat.


Read the label for information regarding precautions to take, for example not spraying product onto your cat’s face, washing hands after contact with skin, particularly if there is repeated exposure.

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​The reviews are positive and you can read what people have to say here.

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Vet's Best Cat Flea & Tick Gentle-Mist Spray

​This is a ​question asked by a Chewy customer regarding the safety of using Peppermint Oil in cat flea products and the response.

I was told that Peppermint Oil 0.20% is highly toxic to cats. Has that changed?  ​
This product has been developed by a veterinarian and is endorsed by veterinarians so this spray should pose no harm to a feline. At 100%, Peppermint Oil and Clove Oil may pose harm to your cat or a human. This formulation is at 0.20% Peppermint Oil and Clove Oil at 0.46% mixed with our other ingredients should not harm your cat even if licked. However, every pet reacts differently to any spray or topical product.

​This is  fine misty spray so perfect for those cats who react badly to a sprays. It kills ticks, fleas and flea eggs on contact and also repels mosquitoes. ​As it is a natural product you will need to reapply for ongoing protection. Wait 2-4 hours before reapplying.

 

Spray in places your cat likes to hang out such as the cat’s bedding, favorite pieces of furniture plus pillows, blankets, rugs and carpets.


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Ark Naturals Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker!

This spray is not sprayed over the entire cat.  It is sprayed between the shoulder blades where the cat cannot reach to lick the wet product.  It can be used once a week and should be massaged into the skin when applied.


If you at first start to see more fleas after a flea product is applied you may think that the product is not working and that there are more fleas than ever before.  ​However what ​that really means is that the flea product is doing its job and the fleas are rising to the top of the coat as the fleas die.  

If you continue​ to see fleas after application it may be because your cat has picked up more fleas from bedding, other pets, carpet and so on.

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Only Natural Pet Easy Defense Flea & Tick Dog & Cat Spray

This product is for cats and dogs. It is free from pesticides and toxins. ​


This spray is a repellent so it will need to be reapplied once a day or before your cat goes outside. A spray is easy to apply but if your cat is not happy about being sprayed you can spray onto a piece of cloth and then apply.  


If kitty is really adverse to sprays then the wipes may be a better option. Only Natural Pet also make cat flea wipes

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Our Recommendation is...

Natural Care Cat & Dog Flea & Tick Spray

Quality

This spray kills fleas, flea eggs and ticks on contact but is also free from harsh chemicals.  This is a good solituion when you are looking for a natural option but ​need something that​ has some clout to work.

It also does double duty as it can be used around the home and in the yard, on pet bedding and other upholstery and it also repels mosquitoes.

natural care - Inforrmation for use
Natural Care Flea & Tick Spray

​Natural Flea Spray/Mist For Cats


  •  ​Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.2%, Eugenol (Clove Extract) 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Plant Derived) 1.78%, Inert Ingredients (Water, Sodium Benzonate)* 97.56%
  • Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.20%, Eugenol (from Clove plants) 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (plant-derived)1.78%, Inert Ingredients* 97.56%, Water, Sodium Benzoate (preservative widely used in foods).
  •  ​Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.20%, Eugenol 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 1.78%.

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Benzoate.

  •  ​​Geraniol, Eugenol, Peppermint, Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerine.
  •  ​​Active Ingredients: Geraniol 0.9%, Peppermint Oil 0.2%.

    Inactive Ingredients: Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hydrogenated Soybean, ​Citric Acid 98.9%.

Why Buy From Chewy?

Chewy has an outstanding ​track record for customer service and super fast delivery. The questions in Chewy's FAQ  are ones ​we all want to ask​.​

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​Top Tip

​If applying spray is a chore try doing it this way.  Use a pair of cotton gloves, spray the product onto the glove and then rub into kitty.  We can't f​ool kitty all of the time but this is worth a try if your kitty ​ has put up unreasonable objections to being sprayed.

What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth can be used by itself as natural flea control or can be used with any of these natural products to provide an extra element of defense against fleas.

This is a detailed explanation about diatomaceous earth and how to use it for flea control in your home.

Holistic Health Care For Pets

​Only Natural Pet

​Only Natural Pet prides itself on providing high quality products backed by expert advice from holistic health care pet experts.

Here is what Only Natural Pet say about fighting the flea problem naturally (for cats and dogs).

​Vets Best

​This well known brand was also begun at a time when natural health care for animals was not commonplace however Dr. Dawn Curie Thomas had success with her specially formulated products and people were prepared to travel a long way for natural alternatives.
Vet’s Best has a wide range of natural health care for cats.

​For more information about natural treatment for fleas on cats read these articles.

Cat Flea Wipes

​Cat Flea Wipes The N​on Toxic Way

​Cat Flea Wipes are practical and easy to have at hand to keep fleas at bay without resorting to chemicals.

Neem oil to keep fleas from cats

​Using Neem Oil To Fight Fleas

​If you haven't heard of or tried Neem Oil for fleas on cats it is another natural option.  

Natural Flea Treatments Cats



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