I've read that one has to be extremely careful about using some essential
oils on cats!  

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:08 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

FOR BUGS, especially buffalo gnats, use 1 teaspoon REAL vanilla in 1 quart
water.  Spray it on the back of the cat's head and under their chin.  Works
with mosquitos also.  Everyone around here who has chickens use this every
day on them.  If they don't, they loose a lot of chickens.  The gnats clog
up the nostrils and also bite them under their heads and they die of bood
loss.
---- Katy Doyle <athenapities...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> Amen to flea collars!
> 
> I've used Revolution on my FeLV+ cat, Buddy, since he was 5 weeks old and
> never had an incident. I am totally with you on minimizing chemicals that
I
> put on myself and my animals. (I made my own bug spray out of olive oil
and
> eucalyptus oil. Not 100% effective, but better than nothing.)
> 
> This isn't approved for cats but I've switched my dog, Abbott, over to
these
> garlic tablets for fleas and ticks,
> http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/bug_off_garlic_chewables/dogs I only
> just started it at the beginning of the year, but I haven't seen any fleas
> or ticks on him yet! I had to take Abbott off of Revolution because he got
> whip worm, so now he's on Interceptor for anti-worms. I can't use Front
Line
> on any of my animals because I have a close friend that has food
> poisoning-like reations when she comes in contact with animals that have
it
> on them. She is a rare case and she loves my animals, so I am trying
> alternatives :-) And the Bug Off Garlic seems to be doing the trick!
> 
> You can also use the Bug Off Garlic on yourself (I'm considering trying
it),
> you just follow the weight chart. I also hear that garlic and brewer's
yeast
> works very well.
> 
> I wonder if it is safe to use on cats... If it is, you can mix the garlic
> and brewer's yeast power in with their food, this way you don't have to
> catch them to administer it...
> 
> Ideas, ideas!
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> > Sorry - my cat sent this before it was done.  Don't read the previous
one,
> > it doesn't make sense - I was inserting something.
> > This is it:
> > I think that the problem is that when cats are in poor health,
underweight,
> > pregnant, after surgery....they should NOT be vaccinated or treated with
> > poisons like flea stuff, ever.  My vet really has a strong dislike of
> > Revolution; he's never had any incidents with other products, other than
> > Zodiak.  But then, again, he doesn't use them indiscriminately, only
when
> > it's perfectly safe, cats are in good shape, and he observes them and
asks
> > clients to do so and report ANY change in the cat after the use of those
> > products.
> > The reason we use the stuff around the house is because fleas can easily
> > get
> > into the garage, and our dog goes out and could bring them inside even
> > though she is treated with frontline.  However, one can also bring a
flea
> > inside on one's clothes - VOILA, the beginning of many little ones in
the
> > making.....
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Natalie [mailto:at...@optonline.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:45 AM
> > To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'
> >  Subject: RE: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> >
> > I think that the problem is that when cats are in poor health,
underweight,
> > pregnant, after surgery....they should NOT be vaccinated or treated with
> > poisons like flea stuff, ever.  My vet really has a strong dislike of
> > Revolution; he's never had any incidents with other products, other than
> > Zodiak.  But then, again, he doesn'y use them indiscriminately, only
when
> > it's
> > The reason we use the stuff around the house is because fleas can easily
> > get
> > into the garage, and our dog goes out and could bring them inside even
> > though she is treated with frontline.  However, one can also bring a
flea
> > inside on one's clothes - VOILA, the beginning of many little ones in
the
> > making.....
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of POTT, BEVERLY
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:09 AM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> >
> > Even if you have indoor-only cats, they can get fleas. A vet once told
> > me, "If a squirrel runs through your yard, you can have a flea
> > infestation in the house." True, dat. My college roommate and I had
> > three indoor cats, and one summer they all became so infested we had to
> > bomb the house... Twice. (Interesting side-note: a flea can't
> > live/reproduce off human blood)
> >
> > I have 12 cats and use Revolution on them. I don't put it on all of them
> > at once- I stagger it and put it on two this week, two next week, etc.
> > That seems to keep the fleas at bay. I'd also like to address Natalie's
> > vet- I used to work for a vet (and at an animal shelter) and have seen
> > numerous cats go into seizures and die from Frontline and Advantage, but
> > never Revolution. Doesn't mean that it doesn't happen, I've just never
> > seen or heard of it (and I know a lot of Crazy Cat People! haha).
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Natalie [mailto:at...@optonline.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:10 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> >
> > I'm not quite sure what Advantage does - you could look up each product
> > and see their specifications.
> > I just sent some suggestions to group; some we have used and are using,
> > and some that I am considering, although what we have right now really
> > works well on all the cats and the doggie.  Although our cats don't go
> > outside, they use the outdoor enclosures, thereby possible being exposed
> > to fleas.
> >
> >
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