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Does garlic or variation like powder work on cats? I have a boy who sprays so is out most of the time and is allergic to fleas and Frontline, etc. Midnight looses most of his fur in warm months and breaks out in scabs. I mostly see dog solutions, but my guy is 11 pounds and clearly a feline.


By SueBob from Midlothian, VA

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

No garlic in any form for cats or dogs! Depending on their size, age, health, length of time and amount given can be lethal (causes Heinz Body Anemia among other things)! The same goes for anything ingested from the allium family of plants including onions, chives, leeks and even flowers such as lily's. Actually, most root vegetables are a no no.

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

My wife and I use food grade diatomacious earth exclusively on our five cats.
Just take a handful and sprinkle it lightly all over kitty and massage it in.
We have never had any problem with fleas, ticks and other bugs.
It can also be used as a wormer, as it works by destroying the soft parts of the bugs/worms.


Use only food grade diatomacious earth. Find it at your local farm supply store.

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January 13, 20120 found this helpful

SueBob I have a Persian who stays outside in the summer and gets the same thing you have stated and I use paramite dip; 1 tsp to gallon of warm water Dip him in it or squeeze bottle it on and let it dry. The scabs go away and it is a mite that attacks him not fleas. Same as ones that attack dogs. keep it out of his eyes, I use a wash rag soaked in it for mines face.

This also kills fleas but I find not as good as the advantage11 and use once a month. Keep in mind advantage will make the scabs better but won't clear him up but the paramite dip will. You have to get it from the vet.


Some vets sell it premixed and if that is the case just use as is. Your tom goes out of your yard and you can't control that unless you neuter him then he will stop (most of the time) spraying but will also stay around home all the time. Most all states have a help with spaying and neutering and it should be reasonable. wait 2 weeks after using Paramite dip to put Advantage11 on so as not to over do the medicines. This works on cats and dogs. Order it on line and the one I found most reliable was Petcarerx google it. and compare the price.

You can be over concerned about natural and not pesticide and the natural will kill your cat first. I have 9 cats 5 outside with the dogs and they are flea free. Kill fleas in yard in spring and enjoy the summer with your pets unless they go to the neighbors house.

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