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?
How much vinegar per pint of water?
Does that work for humans too or just animals and do you bathe in it or how do you use it?
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.
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