Natural Flea Medicine?

21 Jun

I don’t know about all of you, but flea medicine and tick medicine tend to make me a little nervous. They’re strong chemicals used to kill the little varmints running around on our dogs skin. It really scares me now that we’re having all that trouble with pet foods and what not making our dogs sick and killing them. Whose to say this type of thing won’t be next? According to this article from “Organic Authority,” there are 9 good ways to keep your dog naturally flea free. While some of the suggestions seem like a bit much to someone like me that lives out in the country, I think if a dog owner takes consideration one or two of these precautions, that it will help the animal in the end!

1. Limit your dog’s activity outdoors

2. Treat your grassy lawn (there is a spray that contains nematodes that eat flea larva and can cut down on the fleas in your lawn by 90% in 24 hours.)

3. Keep your pet beds clean (make sure to purchase ones that can be taken apart and washed easily.)

4. Give your pet garlic and yeast. (this will increase your dogs immune system and the garlic and yeast will make your dogs skin taste terrible to parasites!)

5. Comb their hair regularly to get any parasites out

6. Bathe your pet! (thick soap that is lathered and left on for 5 minutes will drown and suffocate the fleas — no chemicals!)

7. Use lemon spray (if you cut a lemon into pieces and cover it with boiling water and steep it over night then spray on your pet the next day, they will repel fleas)

8. Use lavender oil on your dogs neck and base of the tail (your pet will resist fleas and smell great!)

9. Try cedar oil (try a little dab first to make sure that your pet is not allergic and then this can be applied to their bodies, as well as their bedding, floors, furniture and lawns to repel the little buggers!)

Hopefully these were some helpful hints for all your skeptical dog owners, like myself! Take care of your dog and they will love you forever!


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