Skip to comments.Brushing the Bobo Cat (good way to get rid of fleas)
Posted on 02/28/2014 4:15:25 AM PST by Perdogg
Brushing the Bobo Cat (good way to get rid of fleas)
My cat thinks the vacuum is a beast from Hell sent to consume her. I get the vacuum out and she does the Cheshire cat thing, only without leaving a grin behind. (She throws out a cat-shaped chaff of fur that remains in her shape long enough for her to make good her escape.)
Every cat I’ve ever had ran and hid from the vacuum cleaner. Only way I could vacuum them would be to give them downers.
Cats and vacs.I think because the cats hearing is so good there are frequencies from the motor we cat hear and drills there brain..
Mine stays in the room until it gets close.
We’ve only had one cat years ago among many who would run to the vacumn and flop down to be vacumned. She loved it. All the others since pretty much run from it as soon as it is turned on.
What purpose do those hideous things even serve?
It is virtually impossible to get rid of them.
Cats or vacuums?
You'll find a good quantity of them around the hindquarters and around and below the neck.
I had a white deaf cat once who ran to ride on the vacuum the minute it was turned on. Guess he could feel the vibrations on the floor (this was an upright vac) and figured it would be a relaxing ride. All my other cats have always gone to ground the minute they see or hear a loud machine of any kind.
Really like that gif.
Run! Run for your lives!!!!
Most of our cats do/did not like the vacuum cleaner at all.
However, the one in the video is relatively quiet and low pitched.
My domestic shorthair, Andy, absolutely insists upon getting combed every day on his special table. Amazing how much fur comes out; he's a regular fur factory.
I have three cats and love them more than anything. :)
My furbabies hate the vacuum! They run and hide.
Also if you let the hair build up on the flea comb you catch quite a few eggs.
I grab the fleas off of the comb and dash them into a bowl of water. You can usually tell how bad they're biting by the amount of blood that's released in the bowl.
Almost lost one of my tuxedo's a few years back from a flea infestation. I took close to a 100 off her. Then I shampooed her with a flea soap and when I rinsed her off the water coming off her was pink. That's how bad she was being bitten.
In a few days she went from being listless to running and jumping all over the place, not to mention eating anything I put in front of her.
I was wondering if Bobo was deaf.
Possibly, but the vacuum sounded quite muted to me.
It didn’t have that shrieking whistle and grinding motor noise that are so offensive to kittehs’ delicate ears.
My mom had a cat that would actually follow my mom around when she was vacuuming. She adored having her belly and back vacuumed with the upholstery attachment. Worked great for fleas too.
Every OTHER cat we ever had treated the vacuum cleaner like the spawn of satan. If you just opened the closet door where the vacuum lived they’d generally leave the room.
It is a Zelmer Elf Vacuum.
Pumpkin,our Tabby,can’t be bathed with the flea shampoo because it makes him really ill. We can’t give him anti-flea pills because those made him ill too, almost to the point of death.
The flea comb works well and we’ll dip it into a bowl with soapy water to kill them.
The two other cats we have will go berserk after taking a pill to kill the fleas. Seriously! It’s as though they’re on speed.
Remember the old SNL skit “Puppy Uppers and Doggie Downers”?
That was funny as hell.
Have you tried Garlic supplements for pets?
Baby Shampoo is what we use for fleas. Works fine. Just suds them up & wrap in a towel for awhile, then rinse. One of our kitties loves to be brushed & is ecstatic when we use a flea comb. Funny kitty.
As for vacuums, we had one who refused to be intimidated by them. You had to physically move her in order to clean the spot where she was sitting.
I’ve never heard of those until now. I’ll tell my mother about them.
Thanks for the suggestion. :)
I’ll mention that to my mother. Maybe she’ll use it.
Did you know you can feed a cat baby food? I think you can even give them baby aspirin.
Cats are wonderful!
You gotta check out that video. If only Slinky were so cooperative!
We have multiple indoor cats, and for 20 years had zero fleas. Then we moved to TN and adopted two ferals which introduced fleas to the house. Freaked us out. Not only were the fleas disgusting, but cats get tapeworm by ingesting fleas. So there was that.
Immediately we began dosing with Revolution once a month and the fleas on the cats were gone within the first day. Daily intense vacuuming of the house, furniture, etc., for a couple weeks took care of the critters in carpet, hardwood (they love hardwood), and upholstery. For us, the only financially feasible way to buy Revolution for multi-cat households is out of Australia. Otherwise, it would be impossible.
Vet gave Drontal to cure the tapeworm issue.
I had a Persian cat years ago, Mr. Hudson, who loved to be vacuumed. No others, though.