There are several ways to get rid of fleas on cats, including flea combs and citrus solutions. Flea combs can be a quick and easy way to get rid your cat of fleas and prevent future occurrences, without using manufactured chemicals. The smell of lemon in this mix is diminished enough that your cat is not repelled, yet strong enough to be effective in repelling fleas.
- Mix the citrus solution
Add 3 cups of chopped lemons and 3 cups of water to a pot, and bring it to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the lemons to steep in the water for 3 hours.
- Transfer to a receptacle
You can use one of two containers, depending on the method chosen to administer the mix to your cat. Pour the solution into a spray bottle if you want to spray the cat before combing, or pour the mix into a bowl if you want to soak the comb.
- Administer the treatment
If using a spray bottle, spray a light mist on your cat, and gently work through the fur with a fine tooth or flea comb. If using a bowl, soak the comb in the solution, and then comb through the fur. Use the treatment twice per day.