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Outdoor and outdoor-indoor cats happen to be
incredibly tick-prone, picking up ticks on their romps outside. Due to the
shortage of proper tick-treatment products for cats, you may have to try out
home remedies to remove ticks from your cat’s body. Before we share tips on how
you can use home remedies to remove cat ticks, we will share some basic
information on ticks.
Ticks are arachnids that undergo four life cycles.
They are disease-carrying and feed on the block from their animal hosts. They
feed on a diseased animal and then act as a carrier for this disease, spreading
it to its next hose. The best tick prevention method is to keep your cat
indoors as much as possible and away from areas where ticks can attach itself
to your cat. However, this may not be the easiest to practice. So, what do you
do when your cat gets a tick infestation? Here's how you deal –
your own homemade tick repellent
You can use various products lying around your home
to craft your very own homemade tick repellent. How? Here’s how –
eucalyptus oil – Eucalyptus oil can kill ticks
effectively. Mix 20 drops of eucalyptus oil with 4oz of pure water. Shake
before use and spray on your cat.
out neem oil – Neem oil is an effective remedy for
killing ticks. You can use it in its concentrated form or dilute it with water
before applying it onto the infested/infected skin area. Use it diluted if you
are applying it on your cat's body.
cedar oil spray – cedar oil spray is safe for use on
both pets and humans. It is non-toxic and acts as a natural tick and
insect-repellant. Cedar oil spray works not only to repel ticks but also kills
apple cider vinegar – You can use apple cider vinegar for
removing and killing ticks on your cat. Mix it with some water and neem oil and
apply it onto your cat, its bed and in general, in your house. The ticks will
be gone in no time.
aromatherapy essential oils – Ticks detest the smell of
lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, and so on. You can use any of these to drive
ticks away from your home.
tick control in cats
spread of ticks on cats can be difficult due to the lack of FDA-approved
products, which recommend that they are safe-to-use on cats. Dog tick
infestations are more easily treated. However, shared above are certain
suggestions which you can try out to reduce the tick infestation in your house
and on your cat's body. Ticks can be extremely dangerous if left untreated for
long. They can cause life-threatening diseases to your cat.