4 natural ways to protect your dogs from fleas

The standard way to release your pets from fleas refers to the use of pesticides and other chemicals which as you can imagine can be harmful to your pets. Medicines against these boring parasites are mainly seen as a “necessary evil”.

So, for those who want to try out the natural resources, there are four medicaments based on gentle natural ingredients that can do wonders and not harm your pet.

Flea collar

Flea collar is a great way to protect your pets from the boring fleas. All that you will need is:

  • 3-5 drops of oil of cedar or lavender oil
  • 1-3 tablespoons water
  • plain scarf or dog necklace
  • droppers

Add 2-3 drops of oil in 1-3 tablespoons of water. Undiluted oil can also be used, but it is better to dilute it even when you use only a little. Next step is to take a scarf or the necklace that will serve as a flea collar and add 5-10 drops of this mixture onto the collar. Tie it around the neck of the dog as usual. This procedure needs to be done once a week.

Anti-flea drink

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Add 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar into 1 liter of water.

Anti-flea comb

For this flea repellant you will use lemon which contains limonene- a chemical that repels fleas, but is harmless to humans and pets.

You will need:

  • 1 freshly sliced ​​lemon
  • 1 pot of fresh water
  • comb, sponge or brush

Boil water and add the sliced ​​lemon into that water. After adding lemon, turn off the stove and cover the pot with water and lemon and allow the potion to stand overnight. The next day, dip the comb in liquid and brush your dog.

Spray against fleas

As a bonus, after using the spray, your dog’s hair will get that special glow.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of white distilled vinegar
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 liter of fresh water
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil of lavender or cedar
  • decent size sprayer

Mix all ingredients. Fill the sprayer and then spray your dog, but take care so that the mixture does not get in the dogs eyes, nose or ears. For more delicate areas, apply the spray on the piece of cloth and gently pass on that area

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