My cat's ears

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by sun burn, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. sun burn

    sun burn Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Are getting badly chewed up by mosquitos. I don't know what to do. There's no point putting any thing on them either before or after because he will just lick it off.
     
  2. DonHansford

    DonHansford Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Crush some tansy or neem leaves and rub it around the area - the odour should persist enough to give some relief from the mossies

    Cider vinegar will help stop the itching after biting - I believe it has some antiseptic properties, too - may help stop the bites becoming infected
     
  3. SueUSA

    SueUSA Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If the cat will wear a collar, make a collar of cotton rope and add drops of some of the following essential oils onto it, or if you have the plant itself, beat some of the leaves into the cotton of the rope (remove cat first). The effects are said to last about a week, then fades.

    Thai lemon grass, eucalyptus, citronella, lemon balm, garlic, geranium, lavender, thyme, spearmint or peppermint essential oil.

    Herbology Organic Mosquito Repellent is made in New Zealand with 100% pure organic evening primrose oil with citronella and geranium essential oils.

    Sue
     
  4. pebble

    pebble Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    inland Otago, NZ
    Climate:
    Inland maritime/hot/dry/frosty
    Please don't use essential oils on cats, it's dangerous. It probably also messes with cats' sense of smell (which is highly developed).

    https://www.thelavendercat.com/
     
  5. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
  6. Noz

    Noz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Find a way to control the mosquitos. To control the larvae: fish, frogs. To control the adults: ?.
     
  7. sun burn

    sun burn Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks all.

    Thanks for the warning pebble. Its important that people know about these things.
     

Share This Page

-->