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Cats acquire bartonellosis, or cat scratch disease, mostly by exposure to infested flea feces. They transmit the disease to humans when they scratch or bite them or lick their wounds. Cats often show no symptoms of infection, while humans get fluid-filled blisters in the infected area. Prevent bartonellosis by keeping your cat away from fleas.
Apple cider vinegar can prevent fleas, ticks and other insects from inhabiting your dog's coat A diluted bath of the vinegar can help soothe itchiness on the skin and the paws. It can even help clean ear infections caused by yeast. Those pet owners who feed their dogs a raw diet can count on apple cider vinegar to disinfect their food.
No matter how many times you give your pets a bath or how hard you try and protect them from parasites, fleas and ticks...
Tea tree oil can kill fleas on dogs and cats. However, high doses are poisonous to pets, so it needs to be used correctly. It can harm the nervous system and lead to confusion, nervousness, and disorientation. Liver damage is also likely, since tea tree oil’s active compounds are metabolized in the liver. Additional symptoms include skin irritation, vomiting, and hypersalivation. Always check with your vet before using any kind of essential oil.