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Keeping Mosquitoes Off My Cat

What can I do to repel mosquitoes from my cat?

By Joe

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

I live in Saskatchewan, where we have lots of mosquitoes, but I don't find that the cats are bothered by them. I think the mosquitoes are unable to bite through the fur. I suppose they could bite on their noses or ears, but I have never seen my cats bothered by them.

I would not use any repellent, as cats wash themselves, and I am sure it is not a good idea to ingest Deet (which is the only effective people repellent) or even any home remedy that people might suggest, like Listerine or Avon Skin-so-soft (which, by the way, do not work worth a darn).

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

Wipe yourself & your cat's coat down with a Downy fabric softener sheet. My husband even walks around with a downy sheet tucked in his back pocket to repel mosquitoes. Try it, it does work here in Western North Carolina.

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June 1, 20190 found this helpful

What kind of downy wipe?

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June 3, 20190 found this helpful

Downy is a common brand of fabric softener sheets.

downy.com/.../dryer-sheets

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You could probably use whatever brand is available in your area, although some people discourage using these because your pet may ingest dryer sheet chemicals when bathing or licking itself.

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