Fleas are obnoxious pests that find their way onto your dog and into your house. Fleas are annoying above anything else, but they can pose significant health problems to your pets. In the summer months, fleas are abundant and are more likely to leap onto your dog’s fur and burrow in deep. They are hard to get rid of in a majority of cases, but they can be removed!
How to Remove Fleas Naturally
These tips will help you find the best, all-natural means to remove fleas from your dog. Below are some natural flea treatments for your pets.
Brewer’s Yeast is a fairly inexpensive means of treating your dog for fleas. It is probably one of the simplest to administer as well! Simply mix the tablets into your dog’s food, and he’ll chomp it right up. Some dogs are more sensitive to their food bowl, and may eat around the tablet. One suggestion many pet owners take is to fold the tablet into a slice of cheese. The yeast is excreted through your dog’s pores, causing fleas to find it unpleasant to live on your dog. Ask your vet about the best dose.
Banana peels have their own flea-fighting function! Don’t leave the peels anywhere that your pets can reach them, as they may eat them. However, the potassium in the banana peel wreaks havoc on the fleas, and will kill them. Place them in the floor, or under the furniture to put them to work.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar functions very similarly to the above Brewer’s Yeast tablets. Fleas dislike apple cider vinegar. Simply add 1 tablespoon of ACV into your dog’s drinking water. The mixture will seep through to their skin, and the fleas will abandon ship. Further reading: Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Good Health.
Rosemary not only smells delightful, but discourages fleas from holding residence on your dog. Simply make a tea out of it by adding chopped rosemary to water, and boiling it rapidly. When it’s done, let it cool to room temperature. Bathe your dog using his usual shampoo, but use the rosemary tea for the final rinse of the shampoo.
White vinegar has a wealth of uses. It can kill mold, create robust flavorings and treat fleas in dogs! Fill a spray bottle with three parts water, and one part vinegar. Some pet owners prefer to add a drop of an essential oil to give it a better scent. Spray the mixture on the dogs, as well as on areas that your dog enjoys hanging out.
Salt is yet another wonderful kitchen staple with several purposes aside from flavor. You don’t apply the salt to your dog, however. Instead, you place it on the areas where eggs are, like the floor and furniture. Sprinkle the area with rock salt, leave it a few days and vacuum it up later. Finer salts can be more effective.
Do you use any all-natural method to remove fleas from your dog? Please share with us below!