|Purred: Sat Sep 27, '08 12:03pm PST |
|OOOooo, I don't think tea tree oil is a good idea, I understand that it's very toxic. Most essential oils are very toxic. Even though you wouldn't be ingesting it, I'd be afraid of the oil being absorbed by your skin and the essences getting into your bloodstream that way.
Also, be very careful about using acidic agents (lemon/vinegar) on your kitties.
Mom used to use vinegar water on us and then I would ingest it when I cleaned myself. Over time, it made my urine too acidic and I got crystals. I had to go to the vet and have a catheter and take medicines to restore the ph of my urine and medicines to help my liver recover.
That was a hard lesson for all of us.
When we used to live in the Pacific Northwest, we were always fighting fleas. One trick that mom used to use was to get some flea collars, cut them into 2 inch strips and put them in her vacuum bags. Then she vacuumed every day for a week, and she was obsessive about it! She used every little tool on that vacuum to get into all the little corners and crevices in the walls, baseboards and furniture (even the lampshades! mol). She also got some flea spray in a squirt bottle and would spray it on the lawn and around the doors and windows outside.
Good luck with your battles, and hope you win the war!