Natural Ways To Treat Your Canine Flea Problem
Fleas are a common problem for dogs and can cause a lot of discomfort for your pet. Luckily, there are some natural ways to treat fleas on dogs. These methods are a great option for those who want to avoid using harsh chemicals and medications.
The first step in treating fleas naturally is to clean your pet’s environment. Vacuum any upholstered furniture and carpets, and wash all bedding. This will help to keep fleas from coming back once they’ve been eliminated. Additionally, wash your pet’s bedding as often as possible. Make sure to use hot water and detergent and wash the bedding in the hottest cycle your washing machine can do. This will help remove any flea eggs and shorten the length of your flea issue.
Next, you’ll want to give your pet a flea bath. You can buy flea shampoo specifically designed for dogs, or you can make your own by mixing two tablespoons of natural dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water. Wet your dog and then lather up the flea shampoo before rinsing well.
Once you’ve given your pet a flea bath, you can use a flea comb to remove any remaining fleas. This can be done every day until you’re sure that the fleas are gone.
For additional flea control you can create a flea trap. This involves placing a shallow bowl of soapy water near your pet’s bed. The fleas will be attracted to the light and try to jump into the water where they will drown. You’ll need to empty the bowl and replenish the water every day for a few weeks.]
Finally, you can make a natural flea repellent from essential oils. Mix equal parts of neem oil, eucalyptus oil, cedarwood oil and citrus oil. Then add a few drops of the mixture to your pet’s collar and brush every few days. This will help to repel any fleas that may be in their environment.
Treating fleas on dogs naturally can be a great way to avoid using harsh chemicals and medications. Just be sure to keep up with regular cleaning and grooming, and to use the flea repellent regularly to keep fleas away. With the right approach, you can enjoy flea-free days with your pet.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS
If the natural approach does not work, your next best option is to go with a flea and tick treatment. There are many different products available, many of which can be purchased without a prescription.