I have an inside cat that periodically has flea problems. The fleas must be getting in via friends of mine that have pets. I believe the cat is allergic to flea bites because it gets bumps on its skin where it has been bitten. So, I have been using Frontline monthly to keep the fleas at bay and keep my cat comfortable. Frontline is exspensive and it is something that I have to continually buy.

Does anyone know of a sustainable alternative to keeping fleas off of a pet?

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    I totally read the title here as "how can I get rid of the fleas I keep as pets?" – Shog9 Jan 31 '13 at 18:48
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    Ha, no that's is not what is meant at all. It try not to keep fleas as pets. I have updated the title, hopefully it is clearer. – Linger Jan 31 '13 at 18:53
  • My mom was just telling me recently about an aunt adding a bit of garlic to the pet food occasionally as flea prevention. I do not have the specifics, but she said that it is working well for them. – Prymaldark Feb 1 '13 at 14:50
  • Why do you consider Frontline unsustainable? Is it just the expense? – 410 gone Feb 1 '13 at 19:13
  • The expense is part of it. However, there has to be something safer and more readily available around the house that can be just as effective. – Linger Feb 1 '13 at 20:03

A dog and cat owner friend of mine discovered Cedarcide (http://www.cedarcidestore.com/cedarproducts.html) last year and has succesfully kept fleas out of her home and off her animals (they make products for home and pet application) for the past year, after several terrible bouts of infestation and unsuccessful (and noxious, toxic, unsustainable) treatments with flea pesticides. And her home and pets always smell delightfully of cedar! Yum!

  • Or tea tree based solutions... – Earthliŋ Feb 6 '13 at 4:58

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