PANIC! My strictly indoor cat somehow became a host for the dreading F word... Fleas. I was hysterical, I just finished school to become a phlebotomist and recently moved out of my parents house so in other words I am broke. I was glancing at home remedies online trying to see what seemed like the best way to rid my baby of fleas. It seemed that dawn was the best way without making her smell like a foot. I got into a rage against those bloodsuckers (if anyone is to be a 'vampire' in my house it's me), grabbed my bottle of blue dawn dish soap, and started for my cat with a wet washcloth. I wiped her down with the wet towel and a small drop of dawn that I started working into a lather. At first she HATED it but once she realized that the fleas were literally dying before my eyes before they had time to run or jump from her body, she loved it. My cat actually licked me as I cleaned her and willingly put her front paws on my shoulder to expose her belly. I read to leave it on for 5 minutes but in all honesty I lathered her up and rinsed her off immediately about 3 times. I'm still going to pick up a prescription flea killer for in the future but my cat is back to her normal self and flea free. Although be patient with your cat or dog, my cat is a lover and she was not thrilled when I rubbed her scabs thoroughly since she was sore in those areas.
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