There are tens of chemical products designed to help you with flea control for cats, but without a recommendation from a good vet, it’s really hard to make a choice. Collars, sprays, drops and many other remedies – it’s easy to get lost trying to find effective ones. Not all of them can be used in every house either. Some people may be allergic to them, your pets can be too young or you may have kids, who should not have any contact with such substances. What’s the solution?
The simplest way of decreasing the number of fleas jumping happily on your pet (and around your house) is a warm bath. Before the bath, it’s good to put some water on your cat’s ears and neck, with a delicate soap – this will prevent fleas from trying to hide on your pet’s ears and neck during the bath. If, after the bath you use a thick comb to align the coat, you stand a chance of fully eliminating those insects from your pet’s fur. If your cat won’t let you bath it (what is quite probable), comb it every day with a good thick wet comb – this should, at least, decrease significantly the number of fleas living on your pet.
Set a trap
There are many different versions of flea traps. The most popular ones though, consist of strong chemicals and may have toxic effect on cats and dogs. The easiest trap one can set up is a lamp close to your pet’s sleeping place, and a plate with warm water and soap. The warmth will attract insects, which will then drown in the soapy water. If you’ve lost control over the flea problem you can try diatomaceous earth as it’s a great insect killer. Put it in the spots most ‘popular’ among the insects, wait a few hours and then vacuum everything. The diatomaceous earth is available in pet stores – don’t buy it anywhere else though as the other type may not be safe for you or your animals!
This should be obvious but not everyone remembers to thoroughly wash everything that belongs to your pet – including the blanket, toys, and clothes. Use high temperatures to make sure it kills the fleas. Don’t forget to vacuum regularly, including any holes, cracks and furniture – the eggs often fall off the host and fleas hatch around the house and not on your pet. Of course, throw away everything from the vacuum cleaner or the fleas will keep breeding inside it.
There are many other natural methods for flea treatment – the above ones are the simplest and most effective ones. There are also a few myths, which can be dangerous for your little friends. Some say you should feed your pet with garlic, but it’s highly toxic for cats. Others recommend certain essential oils too, but again some of them may be toxic for your animal and are not worth the risk. If the above methods won’t work, visit your vet and ask for help but if you are reading this article before your cat got infested, remember that prevention is better than cure.
Over time, humans have become overly dependent on cars. That is sad, given that cars have a mind of their own. They break down when one least expects. Fortunately, there are extended auto warranties meant to enlighten the blow and offer you relief any time your car changes its mind. On that note, here are five important tips you will want to consider before purchasing a vehicle warranty.
This is the only way you will get value for your money. More often than not, warranties will be more expensive when sold by auto dealers as opposed to private companies. This is because dealers make their cash on aftermarket items. Some may even pressure clueless car owners into buying warranties they don’t need. To avoid, shop smart. Compare what popular warranty providers have to offer. If possible, make a list of all the extended car warranty companies you wish to consult. Then work down the list as your strike off companies that may be beyond your budget.
Repair history checkup
Do a brief repair history on cars of your make. This will help you to anticipate possible repairs and plan your budget. It will also help you know more about cars that can give you value for money.
With time, you may want to place a cap on your maintenance and repair expenses without an extended auto warranty. Before doing that, look first at what cap would be compared to the cost of your extended auto warranty. Of course, you will want to go for a warranty if it will equate out to be way cheaper that your anticipated repair history to come.
Any warranty you wish to consider should have reinsurance for their warranty policies. This will protect you in the unlikely event of a default. Take every subtle detail into consideration. Find out how the re-insurer is rated then read the fine print just to make sure the name of the insurance company is included in the auto service agreement. Sounds hectic but it is worth your time.
This is certainly one of the most important factors you must consider when looking for a car warranty to purchase. Why so? The market is awash with way to many scams and companies that often turn out to be a total waste of time. Utmost care when shopping for auto warranties should therefore be considered at all times. Take time to car warranty reviews and testimonials. If possible ask your trusted friends or colleagues what they think about the company you wish to purchase an auto warranty from. Then when using car warranty reviews to make a decision, stick to only unbiased reviews.
Understand what you are getting yourself into. Read everything on the warranty contract. If possible, have an attorney around to help you understand the legal terms used in the contract and what they mean. At the end of the day, you want to be sure that the contract will not backfire on you and leave you in an worse situation financially.