Book review: Natural Flea Control for Cats by Liz Eastwood

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Liz Eastwood is a writer, certified nutritionist, and the publisher of the Natural Cat Care Blog. Liz and I share the same views on a lot of things when it comes to cat care, which is why I was delighted when she told me that she had put together a small e-book titled Natural Flea Control for Cats Made Simple. I expected it to contain solid, well-researched information, and I wasn’t disappointed.

If you’re still using chemical flea products on your cat, please educate yourself about the dangers of these products, and about how to control fleas without chemicals.

Liz’s book offers a simple and safe method to keep these pesky parasites away from your cat. In her book, Liz will tell you how to

  • Get rid of and prevent fleas with clear, simple steps
  • Avoid natural flea products that are toxic to cats and hazardous to eyes and lungs
  • Save the money you would have spent on chemical products
  • Do it all without fighting with your cat over things like flea dips

Topics include:

  • How to get rid of fleas naturally
  • Easy year-round flea prevention plan
  • Flea control checklist
  • Problem solving
  • Natural flea control methods to avoid
  • The trouble with chemical products
  • Resource list

Even though I (thankfully) can’t speak from personal experience, I feel comfortable recommending Liz’s approach. I especially like that she states at the beginning of the book that essential oils are not safe for cats. This is a controversial topic, and many aromatherapists and manufacturers of essential oils claim that their products are safe to use around cats. Like Liz, I’m not convinced that this is true. I wouldn’t trust a manufacturer’s claims unless an independent source verifies them. Many of the natural flea control products on the market contain essential oils, which makes them unsafe for use around cats. Liz also mentions safety concerns with some other natural remedies such as garlic and diatomaceous earth.

The book is available on Amazon for Kindle or download to your PC. This may be the best $1.99 you’ll ever spend to keep your cat flea free withour risking her health.

I received a review copy of this book from the author. The complimentary copy did not influence my review.

18 Comments on Book review: Natural Flea Control for Cats by Liz Eastwood

  1. Pam
    May 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi again.

    Liz, if you see this, any chance you could post the actual ingredients and supplement facts from the Flea Treats? I’ve looked for that on their website and can’t find it.

    Thank you.

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    • Ingrid
      May 12, 2012 at 6:24 am (5 years ago)

      I e-mailed the makers of the Flea Treats a couple of days ago asking for a list of ingredients and haven’t heard back. Hopefully, Liz can answer your question.

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      • Liz | Natural Cat Care Blog
        May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm (5 years ago)

        Ingrid – I have found that little company quite slow to respond too. As I say in the booklet, I sure wish another company would start making a product like this. If I were the manufacturing type I might consider it. : ) Maybe we could get Dr. Hofve to do it!

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    • Liz | Natural Cat Care Blog
      May 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi guys,
      Here are the Flea Treats ingredients. They do use a very small about of Cyanocobalamin B12, as so many supplements do, unfortunately. It’s not something I personally worry a lot about, but it’s not ideal. Jarrow B-right uses the methyl B12 though.

      Brewers yeast
      Liver
      Silica
      Stearic acid
      cellulose
      thiamine hcl (there is 2 mg per tablet)
      calcium Pantothenate (B5) 30 mcg per tablet
      Pyroxidine hcl (B6) 20 mcg per tablet
      folic acid 20 mcg per tablet
      Cyanocobalamin (B12) 2 mcg per tablet

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      • Bernadette
        May 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm (5 years ago)

        I give my cats just brewer’s yeast tablets as treats when I can find the ones without garlic–they love them! I’ll have to look into these since all the other ingredients are obviously beneficial.

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  2. Pam
    May 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I have Liz’s ebook, and it’s wonderful!

    A question I have: Are the Flea Treats the Methylcobalamin form of B12? They are not the Cyanocobalamin form of B12, I hope??

    Thank you, Ingrid and Liz!

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    • Ingrid
      May 12, 2012 at 6:23 am (5 years ago)

      Pam, I’m sure Liz will stop by and answer this.

      Reply
  3. Bernadette
    May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Ingrid, thanks for reviewing Liz’s book. I found her site initially looking for information about both diet and parasite prevention to link to while writing an article, and while I’ve only scrolled quickly through the book I imagine it’s as informative as the site.

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    • Ingrid
      May 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm (5 years ago)

      I think you’ll find the book very helpful, Bernadette.

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  4. Julia Williams
    May 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m always happy to see great books such as this — the more people who can be made aware of the natural methods for flea control, the better! When I was in California, fleas were a constant battle.

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    • Ingrid
      May 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

      I agree, Julia. Too few people realize that there are natural ways to combat fleas.

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  5. Liz | Natural Cat Care Blog
    May 11, 2012 at 10:51 am (5 years ago)

    Ingrid, I’m honored to have the book featured on your blog. Thank you! Amy, your comment brightens my day! I know your kitty is in good care with you and I’m wishing you both well.

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    • Ingrid
      May 11, 2012 at 11:17 am (5 years ago)

      My pleasure, Liz!

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  6. Andrea Butje
    May 11, 2012 at 9:57 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the great description of your eBook. I agree about the oils and cats-although there are differing thoughts on this, I prefer to avoid them with cats. We give our cats coconut oil to eat and they love it-and it helps prevent flees.

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    • Ingrid
      May 11, 2012 at 11:17 am (5 years ago)

      I haven’t done any research on the benefits of coconut oil for cats, Andrea, but I know it has amazing benefits for humans – I use it myself. I’ll definitely have to look into using it for cats.

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      • Bernadette
        May 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm (5 years ago)

        Ingrid, you’ll have to write about using coconut oil for cats when you find out!

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  7. Amy Sikes
    May 11, 2012 at 9:02 am (5 years ago)

    I agree that it’s a wonderful book and $1.99 well-spent. ($1.99, really? That’s an astonishing price for such a helpful book!) My vet had already told me not to use chemicals on my Chronic Kidney Disease kitty, but she didn’t have helpful suggestions on what to do otherwise, other than the diatomaceous earth, which I didn’t want to use. Liz’s book is fantastic, and better yet, her methods are SO easy to use!

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    • Ingrid
      May 11, 2012 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

      I’m glad Liz’s methods are working for you, Amy!

      Reply

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