December 7, 2017 at 4:11 AM #76461
My young cat has a patch of flea dirt under is mouth, right on his chin. I cannot get rid of it. It just keeps getting worse. I want to put vinegar on it, assuming there are other parts of the life cycle in this patch. I am concerned though, as I have read that vinegar is effective against fleas because they so hate the smell. I also read that it actually kills them. I want to kill the fleas, eggs, etc. I do not want to make my cat smell so offensively that the fleas are compelled to jump ship and infest other places all over the house. Any thoughts?February 22, 2018 at 6:15 AM #77544
How much vinegar per pint of water?February 26, 2018 at 4:36 PM #79489
Does that work for humans too or just animals and do you bathe in it or how do you use it?March 4, 2018 at 5:27 AM #79776
I’ve never used vinegar directly on my cat, but in cleaning floors and doing laundry with it, I’ve been surprised at how quickly the odor fades.
I don’t know what other contraindications might be against using vinegar, but I wouldn’t let fear of the odor discourage me.
And a comment of my own: I’ve been through flea infestations in the past – but I never knew they could infect cats with worms. I never had a cat with worms before, and I am completely wigged out by it.
I now have a mission.