Neem for Flea Control on Cats
We often hear about the products you can use to keep the fleas off of your dog but you do not hear about the products you can use to keep the fleas off of your cats as often. Cats have as many of these pests bother them as dogs do, and there are as many cat lovers in the world as there are dog lovers, so why does it seem that the cat owner is forgotten unless someone wants to discuss a litter box? Well you can use Neem products on your cat just like you do on a dog and you will be getting the same benefits from this.
The Neem is considered to be safe to apply to the fur of the cat just like it is to the fur of a dog, or to a horse, or even a cow. Neem is powerful and effective for ridding the animal of fleas, ticks, ear mites, and other blood sucking parasites that like to make their home on your kitty.
When you use Neem oil to stop the progression of ear mites you must use a couple of precautions. Do not pour Neem oil into the inner ear of the cat. You want to use a cotton swab and a dampened cloth to clean the ear as gently as possible. Then apply the Neem oil to the outer edges of the ear using a cotton ball. The pungent odor of the Neem oil will deter the mites and the fleas without you having to hurt the kitty. This oil also works well in the ears of rabbits to treat them for ear mites.
You can mix up some Neem oil and massage it into the skin of your cat to help control the flea on your animal. You must be cautious when you do this because some cats have sensitive skin and the Neem oil can irritate them if this is happening to your animal you need to dilute the Neem oil with a gentler carrier oil like olive oil, almond oil, apricot oil, etc before you apply it to the cat. You also need to remember that pure Neem oil has a pungent aroma, so you may consider starting with a 10:1 carrier oil to neem oil ratio, to overcome the smell as well as ensuring your cat is not have any sensativity issues to neem oil.