Cats Still have Blood in their Stool when Wormed and Flea treatment has been Applied

Fleas can infest they host in species like dogs, cats, rabbit and humans they love the warmth and an adult flea can live between 14 days to a year in the meantime the female can lay up to 50 eggs in one day amounting to 1500 in a lifetime.

When you vacuum because they emerge themselves so deep into carpets it is hard to remove them they also have a protective shell and will also cause worms in your animal.

Always keep an eye on your cat, since growths like polyps, cysts and tumors can cause blood in the stool, gastrointestinal disorders like constipation and infections also.

When applying certain treatments fleas can become immune to them this is why on the market there are different strengths, I have many cats and keeping on top of this can be a challenge when a cat is not well they will bring your attention to the problem by not using their tray and pooing on the carpet, when you manage to get rid of the problem a lot of these issues will disappear.

What is interesting is the old wife’s tales and some of them do work Washing up liquid creating a flea trap place a bowl in the rooms of your house that has the most activity suggested to do at night.

Salt or Baking Soda sprinkle over and leave for a few days before vacuuming and dispose from vacuum cleaner straight away in outside bin.

Deep cleaning carpets with carpet cleaner.

Lemon spray this is also good for wasp stings slice a lemon thinly and add to a pint of water and bring to boil let citrus sit overnight and pour into a spray bottle and spray the infested areas in your home do not soak just dampen may not work on heavy infestation.

Rosemary by making an herbal flea powder place the herb with some rue, wormwood, fennel and peppermint and grind into a powder then sprinkle on carpets furniture etc, the myth is it will repel and prevent them.

Flea Repelling plants can also help like Penny Royal Chrysanthemums Lavender Spearmint

Some other plants can also help, I came across a website which gives a list of plants which are stated below and on the getcatcrazy site some of the herbs are in the medication for cats are worth trying since they can help with eliminating the problem be careful not to overdose.

 

Flea-Repelling Plants

Many of the plants that repel fleas are fragrant herbs. If you have an herb garden, you may already have plants that are protecting against fleas. If not, think about adding these plants to your yard.

Catnip

If you have a cat, this is certainly a plant you want around your house. It will help to keep fleas off your kitty.

Chamomile

Keep other plants calmer, calm yourself and calm down flea activity at the same time with Chamomile.

Citronella

Citronella is best known as a mosquito deterrent, but it also repels fleas.

Chrysanthemums

These beautiful flowers put off a natural chemical called pyrethrum that repels fleas, ticks and other insects.

Eucalyptus

This ornamental tree puts off an aroma that doesn’t appeal to fleas, nor does its waxy leaves.

Fleabane Daisy

As the name suggests, fleas really don’t like this cute flower. The plant is also sometimes called Pennyroyal.

Fleawort

Fleawort has long been thought to repel fleas even though the plant’s seeds look similar to the insect.

Lavender

Beautiful, fragrant and flea repelling – what’s not to like about lavender?

Lemon Grass

Getting rid of mosquitoes is just as important as exterminating fleas, and lemon grass will repel both.

Marigolds

This is a multifunctional flower if there ever was one. One of its many benefits is being able to repel fleas.

Mint

The sweet smell of mint attracts humans, but it’s overpowering for fleas. Just about any member of the mint family works to keep them away.

Rosemary

The herb (not Rosemary Bog or Rosemary Pea) is highly effective at repelling fleas.

Rue

Early physicians used to tell people to use a mixture of rue and water around their homes to keep fleas away.

Sage

This plant is the largest member of the mint family and is good for providing coverage over a larger area.

Sweet Bay

This plant is a member of the laurel family and can grow fairly large for widespread flea control.

Tansy Ragwort

Tansy has been used for years to repel fleas, lice and scabies.

Wormwood

Wormwood is an herb that is believed to be a powerful repellent for fleas.

Places to Put Flea-Repelling Plants

Around the Entrances –The front porch and back patio can be dressed up nicely and made more enjoyable when flea-repelling plants are around. Putting plants at the entrance of the home will also help to keep fleas outside where they belong.

Around the Home’s Foundation – Another way to keep fleas out of your home is by putting these plants near the foundation. Just steer clear of any invasive plants in this area.

Around Windows – Fleas can jump up to seven inches high. All it takes is a few jumps to get in windows. Try using window plants full of flea-repelling herbs to keep them out.

Anywhere Your Pet Wanders – Fleas love using animals as a blood supply. Controlling an infestation is often a matter of keeping fleas off your pets. That’s why you’ll want to add flea-repelling plants to the outdoor areas that you pet frequent most. HOWEVER – never put toxic plants in easy reach of animals. Never put any of the following in places where your dog or cat hangs out:

  • Citronella
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fleawort
  • Pennyroyal/Fleabane
  • Rue
  • Sweet Bay
  • Tansy
  • Wormwood

Put Invasive Species in Pots – Potted plants are great because you can move them around where needed. But they also work well for containing invasive plants like mint.

Planting flea repelling herbs and flowers is a preventative measure, but it isn’t a fool proof solution for keeping insects out of your garden, yard and house. 

Some pest control liquids are poisonous to animals so be careful when using them or engaging someone.

 


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