5 Easy Organic Homemade Concoctions You Can Make To Protect Your Dogs From Dog Fleas Safely
Dealing with fleas and other parasites are one of things that every dog owner has to learn to do to keep their canine buddy safe and healthy. Protecting your dogs from fleas isn’t just to stop them from scratching excessively but to also ensure that they don’t get any flea related illnesses.
If you haven’t heard yet, dog fleas can bring certain illnesses that can become fatal for your pet if not treated immediately.
Some examples of these problems are ehrlichiosis, allergies, tapeworms and anemia just to name a few. Although there is a cure for these conditions prevention is always the best option.
Vets and animal hospitals can actually apply certain flea prevention medication on your dog if you want. These medication will need to be applied on your dog regularly and can be quite expensive for some.
But don’t worry, in this article we will be giving you 5 easy and organic ways to help protect your canine buddy from those pesky fleas.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar may be a common household item but, believe it or not, this has a lot of benefits for both pets and humans alike. For humans, this can be used as an antiseptic disinfectant, help soothe sore throat, and even cure hiccups!
For our furry pals however, adding a spoonful of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water can help deter fleas. The apple cider vinegar makes the dog’s skin a bit more acidic, something that fleas don’t really like. You can also create a mixture composed of 50% water and 50% apple cider vinegar and spray it on your pets as a repellent.
Lavender essential oils will not just keep your pets smelling nice, it can also be used to keep fleas away. You can do this by applying a drop of lavender oil on the pet’s neck, as well as the base of their tail after their bath.
This can be used the same way as lavender oil. Just make sure to give your dog a bath first before applying drops of cedar oil on your dog’s neck and at the base of their tail.
This is great method to use on your dogs on a warm summer day. All you need to do is to grind at least 2 cups of fresh Rosemary and put it on a boiling water. After being boiled, strain the concoction to remove the pieces of rosemary, add it into a gallon of water (this can be more depending on your dog’s size), and stir it nicely. After it has cooled down a bit, poor the concoction on your dog until they’re soaked and let them dry naturally.
Keep your house or yard clean
This isn’t really a concoction but is as important as the tips mentioned above. Once you notice that an infestation has taken place, make sure that you clean your home, especially the areas where your dog frequents. We suggest that you also vacuum regularly to removes eggs that the fleas may have laid.
We really hope that you learned a lot from this article and that it has equipped you with the knowledge to help protect your canine buddies from fleas. Aside from the tips above, we also suggest that you regularly check for fleas by brushing your dog using a slicker brush. Not only will this alert you from an ongoing infestation, it can also help keep your dog’s coat clean and healthy.