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Are there any foods that naturally repel fleas?

Many are concerned about the long-term effects of using chemical flea repellents and there are foods that you can safely sprinkle in your cat’s food as a natural alternative.

Moreover, experts reports that fleas and other parasites are becoming naturally resistant to the chemicals used in conventional flea remedies

• Garlic is probably one of the biggest repellants. Admittedly, garlic generates controversy about its effectiveness and safety. In high doses, garlic can cause anemia in pets. However, a small close added to the daily diet can raise the pets’ levels of vitamin B, which changes the way their blood tastes. NOTE: It only repels adult fleas and it doesn’t prevent them from laying eggs.

If you do decide to use it, be very careful and err on the side of caution and only give your cat one small clove a day.

• Brewer’s yeast: Another natural, non-toxic remedy for fleas, this that works from the inside out. When your cat eats the yeast, an unpleasant odor forms inside the animal’s body and repels fleas. Your cat should be given a teaspoon of brewer’s yeast every day to control fleas; the yeast can be mixed into cat food to disguise its taste.

Brewer’s yeast provides cats a good source of B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid) and H or B7 (biotin). B vitamin complexes break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates, which provide your cat energy. In addition, B vitamins can support your cat’s nervous system, aid digestion and keep her coat, eyes, skin and liver in healthy condition.

Brewer’s yeast also fights infections and keeps the immune system strong; regulates blood sugar and can possibly help to lower cholesterol. Some cats, however, do have an allergic reaction to it, so discontinue use immediately if you see any signs.

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