Get Rid Of Dog Fleas with Natural Flea Remedies

December 16, 2009

in Cat Health

Fleas are a headache and can be dangerous to the health of your dog. Flea remedies would be unnecessary if pet owners would just use some all natural flea control techniques. People are always looking for natural healthy ways to treat fleas. The best and easiest way to deal with fleas is to prevent fleas. The best way to prevent fleas is to use natural flea control methods.

Flea prevention using all natural methods is cheap and easy. Some people use a citrus repellent which is clearly derived from the potent mosquito effects of citronella. To create a such a repellant for your pet, cut up a lemon and place in a pot. Cover the lemon pieces with boiling water and let them soak for 10 hours. After they have soaked, transfer the lemony liquid into a spritzer bottle. You now have dog friendly all natural flea repellent. Spray your dog or cat all over remembering to pay special attention to behind the ears, around the base of his tail and under your dogs “armpits”. Be careful of your pet’s eyes when spraying as citrus can sting.

I have heard of other dog owners using an aromatherapy repellant. Admittedly, these ingredients can be expensive and less easy to find but this repellant really does work. By using 10 ml. of sweet almond oil as your base combine 6 drops of cedar wood essence and 12 drops of lavender essence. Shake the mixture generously and rub a few drops over the skin of your dog, especially around dog’s neck and base of his tail. Repeat this treatment as needed or every 2 days.

An all natural flea collar can be created by rubbing a few drops of citronella, lavender eucalyptus oil, Tea Tree Oil, or geranium essence on to your pet’s ordinary webbing, rope or cloth collar. A fashionable bandanna also works wonderfully. Re-apply this essence or oil every 3 days or as needed.

Another common sense and very helpful suggestion is to reduce your dogs exposure to fleas. You may want to begin by reducing the dog fleas outside your home. A failure to deal with these fleas will result in your pet continually getting infested. One method to reduce fleas outside is to install a Purple Martin bird house. Purple Martins like to dine on dog fleas, thus controlling the outdoor flea population.

Fleas can be a serious dog health problem. The best flea remedy is to use an all natural flea control methods. Remember, fleas make your treasured pet very uncomfortable and they are no fun for the dog owner’s family either. The best cure for anything is an ounce of prevention, and this goes double for flea remedies.

Get more information about how to get rid of fleas at this flea control website.

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