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The best non toxic flea wipes for cats, will give an extra boost to ramp up the flea control you use for your cat.
Some use cat flea wipes as the only means of flea control and for others they are an extra layer of protection.
There has been much written recently about negative health effects essential oils, including peppermint oil, can have on cats. Without looking at a case by case situation it is certainly safe to say that oils applied at 100% strength is definitely to be avoided.
Many flea control products do contain Peppermint oil in small amounts and have been used for a substantial period of time with no problems. Some of the products reviewed use a small amount of peppermint oil.
The ingredients of each of these products and the percentage of oil has been listed so that you can make a decision about using products that contain peppermint oil.
Non Toxic Flea Wipes For Cats
This product is suitable for cats and dogs.
The wipes are biodegradable and the main ingredients are geranium and peppermint plant extracts with no pesticides or toxins.
Use every 2 - 3 days or as needed. They are safe for daily use if needed.
Note: As this product does contain a small amount of peppermint oil it is best advised to let the product dry before the cat grooms.
How to use: Wipe over the cat's body and massage into fur so that skin is reached.
Don’t forget paws. Massage well into paws and around the cat's ears.
Vets Best wipes for fleas and ticks are recommended for cats and dogs over 12 weeks old.
As this is a natural product you do have to be more vigilant than using a chemical option so be prepared to use the wipes frequently. Always avoid the eye area and the nose and mouth. Make sure to pay special attention when applying around the ears because ticks do like to head for ears and then it is no fun removing the tick.
The wipes are durable and they need to be when using on a pet.
Monitor for any skin reactions because of to the natural oils used in the wipes. Read the information above regarding using peppermint oil on cats.
One handy suggestion was to use these as a freshen up wipe between treatments for fleas.
Even if your cat is an inside cat they can still get fleas.
A natural repellent for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and flies. The wipes are pre-moistened and just need to be wiped onto the cats fur and then worked into the coat.
Ideally you don’t want the cat to lick its coat directly after application. Allow the product to dry. This is not necessarily an easy thing to do depending on the temperament of your kitty, so have some distraction, for example, a wand toy at the ready.
These wipes can be used alongside topical chemical treatments if desired. You may need to use more than one wipe depending on the size of your cat. There are 60wipes included.
Do they work? Reviews seem to vary considerably. Things to consider are your immediate environment as some areas are definitely more prone to fleas and ticks which may test your dedication to an entirely chemical free option.
For the benefits of no chemicals and on balance we would recommend that these wipes are worth considering.
Note: If the wipes are a little dry when received it is okay to dampen with a little water.
These wipes are safe for daily use and for using on kittens and puppies.
The wipes are pre-moistened and are applied by wiping the fur, avoiding the nose, mouth and eyes and then work or massage into the coat. More than one wipe may be necessary. There are 60 wipes in this pack.
There are no synthetic chemicals used and no known side effects from licking the fur when applied.
Keep the lid closed when not in use to prevent the wipes from drying out.
At any sign of irritation, rinse the cat, bathe the cat, rinse again and monitor for reactions.
These wipes are safe for cats over 12 weeks old (puppies also). They are applied in the same manner as the other wipes making sure to avoid the eyes, nose and mouth.
Monitor for adverse reactions and rinse and bathe immediately if required.
Although there is a big picture of a dog on the container, the product is for cats and dogs.
The wipes are 100% biodegradable.
Human grade ingredients are used with no parabens or chemical dyes.
They are ideally used as a preventative measure and safely and effectively repel fleas and ticks.
These wipes are made in the USA.
Non Toxic Flea Wipes For Cats
Only Natural Pet's wipes are effective in keeping fleas and ticks away. Applying to kitty is quick and easy. Make sure special attention is given to the paws and around the head, neck and ears. Massage into the fur and right down to the skin for the best results.
Our all-natural products are formulated by our holistic veterinarian. Made from FSC certified material, these biodegradable wipes contain no synthetic pesticides or pyrethrins, and no artificial colors or fragrances.
The main advantage is definitely no chemicals, which could be extremely important to you if your cat has previously had an adverse reaction.
Also natural products can be applied more frequently than chemically based products, so there is no need to remember or record dates to reapply products. Bear in mind that natural products can cause adverse reactions in animals just as happens in humans. It is always safest to do a spot test first particularly if your cat is allergy prone.
There is no doubt that using products with natural ingredients or taking an holistic approach will take more of your time compared to using chemically based products which are generally quicker and easier to apply.
As with using chemically based products, you will also need to pay attention to controlling fleas throughout the home and yard, including pets bedding as well as controlling fleas on the cat.
Using a flea comb will help control fleas but you do need to be prepared to use it regularly.
More on natural flea control methods ...
If you are looking for more natural options for flea control, using Neem Oil in controlled doses is a good option to consider.
Still looking for natural flea treatments for cats? There are choices that are safe for the cat.
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