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Your Pet and Fleas
For every flea you see on your pet, you can bet there are many more. Fleas, as most people have encountered, are hard to control.
The first thing you should do for your pet is to bathe them with a non-medicated shampoo, shampooing twice if necessary. Make sure whatever you use, is safe for your pet, as cats are prone to reactions to certain products. A little eucalyptus oil is an excellent natural repellent when added to the bath. Many people opt to have their pet 'dipped' at the veterinarian or kennel.
Remember that fleas only feed on animals, but they tend to live in carpets, beddings, or any place where the animal sits or sleeps, so you'll need to treat the environment as well. Normally, cleaning rugs and other materials, and spraying, will do the job. In extreme circumstances, you might have to use room defoggers or hire an exterminator to rid your home of the pests.
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