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 Categories : Fleas & Flea Treatments

 

fleaControlling fleas on your dog can be a challenge.

This is in part due to the fact that fleas can multiply at an alarming rate.

This is further complicated because these nasty little buggers start to infest your dogs environment…in other words…YOUR HOME!

There are many products on the market today to help you with flea control for your pet.

Unfortunately, some of these items contain chemicals which are less that healthy for your dog.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs Naturally

There are however, natural alternatives.  To help you decide which ones might be best for you and your dog, we will highlight the top 3 natural flea dips for dogs.

rosemaryFirst, there is a Rosemary Flea Dip.

This treatment is especially good on hot summer days.

Start by steeping 2 cups of rosemary in boiling water.  Strain out the leaves and add the liquid to enough fresh water to create a gallon in total of dip.

Once it cools, but, while it’s still a bit warm, pour it over your dog and allow him to dry naturally.

This dip is also very helpful for ticks.

lemonsThe second choice in a natural flea dip for dogs is a Lemon flea dip.

Boil water, then add lemon slices and allow to steep overnight.

The next day, remove the lemon and pour the liquid into a spray bottle.

Spray the liquid all over your dog, especially behind the ears, near the tail and belly & legs.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET IT IN THEIR EYES.

This mixture will kill & repel fleas and as an added bonus can help to treat irritated skin.

lavender oilLast but not least, try Lavender Oil.

Before you apply the Lavender oil, you should wash & dry your dog.

Once your done, apply 5-10 drops of the lavender oil to your dog around the tail and neck area.

Massage this oil into their skin.

The oil will  help treat irritated skin as well as repel fleas.

You should repeat this treatment at least every two weeks.

Natural Flea Control For Dogs

Creating a natural flea dip for dogs is only the beginning.  In order to irradiating a flea infestation, you must also take some other steps.  The next important thing is to clean your dog’s environment.

As an added preventative, start by washing all your dogs bedding.  Vacuum the area thoroughly on a daily basis.  Lastly, occasionally sprinkle salt on your carpets.  Let sit overnight, then vacuum to help eliminate the fleas from your home.