Natural Flea Remedies
How to get rid of fleas - This board is dedicated to natural flea repellents. You will find tips and advice about the best ways to repel fleas safely, naturally…
Homemade Flea Powder. I think I'm going to try this, I've always wanted something holistic. UPDATE: I want to share where I obtained the ingredients. The 100% food grade diatomaceous earth I got off ebay from user: foxwebstores. Very good product. The neem powder I got from a local indian/ Pakistán store. Both the eucalyptus essential oil and the yarrow powder I got from Monterey Bay Spice company website: herbco.com. I loved their prices on the essential oils.
Flea & Tick Remedy: 8 oz apple cider vinegar, 4 oz warm water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda - Mix dry ingredients first then slowly add to wet as the vinegar and baking soda will react slightly. Put into spray bottle and spray pets down. Be careful not to get in pets eyes. -- Use Borax throughout the house, sprinkle it on the carpets and let sit for a few hours, then vacuum. This should kill all the fleas and ticks in your home and on your pets. ....
DIY Flea Removal Mix one cup liquid dish soap, one cup white vinegar, and one quart of warm water . Transfer the mix into a squeeze bottle (like an old shampoo or Ketchup bottle). Shake before using. Wash your dog with mix as you normally would. Try to allow the mixture to sit for about five minutes before rinsing out.
My poor pooch had a couple of fleas on her this summer (never had this issue before) and I needed a way to bathe her and kill the fleas without causing skin reactions as she has so many allergies. I found this through the e-how website and IT WORKED! The fleas just floated in the water and died and best of all little Libby did not have any reactions at all to the process. Cooking time is actually the time to leave the solution on the dog.
Fleas can be a big problem for dogs and cats, especially during summer months, but there is a bigger problem: the commercial chemical-laden treatments that–in my opinion–do more harm than good. Flea collars, sprays, powders, shampoos and the like may be mildly effective, but the dangers outweigh the benefits. As your skin does, your pet's skin absorbs everything you put on it, so topical treatments make their way into the bloodstream. If the products are filled with chemicals (most of them are),
Dry skin is fairly easy to recognize. Part your dog’s hair, you see flakes of dandruff in the undercoat, and the skin itself may be cracked and tough. There are several potential causes of dermatitis or dry itchy skin in dogs. Environment - Many dogs are very sensitive to simple lawn grasses or the chlorine found in swimming pools.