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Natural Flea Remedies For Dogs

If you are a dog owner, the thought of your beloved pet catching fleas is a persistent strain on your mind. Fleas are small parasites that feed off the blood of animals. They can become a problem in your home, hurting both you and your friend.

Fortunately, there are some natural flea remedies for dogs you can try to help get rid of fleas.

Dish soap

This home remedy involves making a flea trap using some water and dish soap. All you have to do is;

• Fill a bowl or plate with a mixture of dish soap and warm water.

• Place it in the areas of your house which host the most flea activity.

The dish soap and water solution acts as glue due to the high viscosity - trapping the fleas and other insects. You should add fresh water and dish soap mixture to the container every day.

This flea home remedy works effectively at night time - because fleas are nocturnal creatures.

Baking soda

The use of baking soda in the vacuuming process is known to help get rid of fleas. Baking soda increases the effectiveness of vacuuming and helps to remove fleas from the fibers of your furniture and carpets.

For this home remedy to work,

• Lay down a thin layer of baking soda along with your furniture and carpets

• Take a brush and rub it into the fabric.

• Now, vacuum your home thoroughly, emptying the contents in an outside trash can.

Salt

When accompanied by vacuuming, table salt is one of the best natural flea remedies for dogs. It acts as a dehydrating agent and causes the death of adult fleas.

• Take some finely grind table salt and sprinkle it all over your carpets and furniture in each room.

• Leave it to rest for 12-24 hours.

• Vacuum your home throughout and empty the vacuum cleaner into a bag and throw it in an outside trash can.

Lemon spray

Lemon is being used in a lot of ways around the house for centuries. Besides an excellent way to treat wasp stings, it’s also known as a great natural home remedy for fleas.

Treatment using the citrus fruit to get rid of fleas consists of making a lemon spray to use on infected carpets and furniture. To make this flea spray;

• Slice two lemons and add to a pint of boiling water.

• Let the solution sit overnight.

• Make sure to filter the lemon seeds and pour the solution into a spray bottle.

Take the citrus solution and spray it on the infested sofas, chairs, and pet bedding. Do not soak, only dampen.

Neem oil

Neem oil is an all-natural insect repellent. Being native to South Asia, it is often used to repel biting insects such as mosquitoes and fleas in India, Sri Lanka, and Burma. To use this home remedy;

• Add a few drops of natural neem oil to pet shampoo for hair care.

• Dilute the solution with dishwashing liquid and make a do-it-yourself flea spray.

• Now, apply this oil solution directly to your dog’s coat.

You can easily find this virgin oil at online stores like Amazon.

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