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Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby kaylex » August 21st, 2013, 7:59 am

I just thought I'd share...
I have been grappling with the problem for sometime now.. Every three months I buying Front Line with only temporary success. I have used Pharma Vet and TH4 to spray my yard and yet still it comes back...

Was doing some research and realised there are home remedies..


6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

I share my life with many four-legged friends, owning 2 dogs and fostering at least 2 others at any given time. My canine companions make up a huge part of my life so, naturally, I want to care for them…naturally. Like human medications popular dog medications, such as flea and tick preventatives, are full of strange chemicals that could have potentially harmful side effects. If you have little ones running around the house, you don’t want them getting into the medication or touching the dog after it’s applied. Since I foster and have rescues coming in from all kinds of places, I have to be up on the flea care year round. Instead of constantly applying synthetic repellents, there are natural substitutes I can turn to that can help keep the little beasties at bay.


6 Home Remedies for Fleas- keep your dogs bite free without using harsh chemicals.

Why the ingredients: The essential oils/ingredients used here are all natural insecticide/pesticides, shown to either kill or deter the pests due to their various compounds/naturally occurring chemicals. Indeed, many of them are found in commercial flea/tick preventative.

1. Flea collar

A flea collar is a great way to ward off fleas without always having to reapply something topically, and it keeps the flea control constant and steady.

You will need…

-3-5 drops of cedar oil or lavender oil
- 1-3 tablespoons of water
-Bandana OR your dog’s collar
-an eyedropper (optional)

Directions

Dilute 2-3 drops of your chosen oil in 1-3 tablespoons of water. Some people use the oil undiluted, but I personally feel it should always be diluted, even if it’s only by a little. Next, pick out a bandana to be the flea collar-I think a bandana is preferable because you can take it on and off and your dog’s collar won’t smell. It’s always fun to get creative with patterns and colors here. If you go up to ½ teaspoon you can use up to 5 drops of the liquid. Using an eyedropper or other similar means, apply 5-10 drops of the mixture to the bandana and rub the sides of the fabric together, and then tie it about your dog’s neck in a snazzy way. Reapply oil mixture to the collar once a week. In conjunction with this, 1 or 2 drops of oil diluted with at least 1 tablespoon of olive oil can be placed at the base of your dog’s tail.

2. Flea deterring drink- can be used alongside any of these remedies.

You will need…

-1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Directions

For every 40 pound dog add 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar to 1 quart of their drinking water. We highly recommend using Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. Not only does it deter fleas, it improves a pups skin and coat condition from the inside-out.

drink to get rid of fleas

3. Flea comb

This contains lemon and lemon contains something called limonene, which is a chemical that kills and repels fleas but is harmless to us or our pets.

You will need…

-1 freshly sliced up lemon
-1 pot of fresh water
-a comb, sponge, or brush

Directions

Boil a pot of water and add the slices of a freshly cut lemon to it. Turn off the heat after the lemons has been added and cover the pot, letting the mixture steep overnight. The next day dip a comb or your pets brush in the liquid (make sure it’s sufficiently cool) and run it through their hair. A sponge works as well, especially if you have a very short haired breed. A quick version is to bring water to a vigorous boil and then pour over a freshly sliced lemon. Then just dip the comb, let it cool, and use as above.

comb

4. Flea spray

As a bonus, your pup will get a nice gleaming finish to their coat after using this flea spray.

You will need…

-1 cup white distilled vinegar OR 1 cup apple cider vinegar OR a 50/50 blend of both
-1 quart fresh water
-2-3 drops of lavender or cedar oil
-a decent sized spray bottle

Directions

The essential oil isn’t vital, but it certainly gives the spray an extra edge (and a nice smell.) If you’re using it, add 2-3 drops as you add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar/apple cider vinegar/both to 1 quart of fresh water. Fill your spray bottle, and mist your dog, being careful not to get it in their eyes, nose, or ears-aka avoid spraying near the face. To get up around the neck and behind the ears/their chin area, dampen a soft cloth with the mixture and wipe it on. Spray your pets bedding and around it with this mixture lightly as well.

flea spray

5. Flea (be-gone) bag

This little sachet contains things that smell pleasant to us, but that drive pests away from your pet.

You will need…

-Two 6 inch squares of breathable fabric (such as muslin)
-a rough handful of cedar chips
-1-2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds
-the peel of 1 lemon

Directions

Follow the instructions on how to make a sachet here if you need more detail. Cut 2 6 inch squares of fabric and place them together inside out. Sew all but 1 side and turn inside out. Fill with a rough handful of fragrant cedar chips, 1-2 teaspoons of lavender, and 1 lemon peel. Leave enough room at the top so you can tie it off with a ribbon or sew it shut (tying allows you to reuse it when the contents lose their potency.) Place under your pets bed/bedding or near it to ward off fleas. Change the mixture every month or so.

flea bag

6. Flea bath- wash your pup with this weekly to deter fleas.

You will need…

-A half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice*
-1 ½ – 2 cups of fresh water
-1/4 –1/2 cup of mild pet-friendly soap or shampoo

Directions

Stir together a half a cup of lemon juice, 1 ½ cups of water, and ¼ cup of mild pet-friendly shampoo or soap. Bottle and label and bathe weekly to keep fleas away.

*amounts will vary depending on the size of your dog. As a general rule of thumb, use 2 parts water to every ½ cup of soap and lemon juice.

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby Pablo660 » August 21st, 2013, 8:04 am

Open a flea market

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby turbosingh » August 21st, 2013, 8:21 am

Frontline ftw

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby dougla_boy » August 21st, 2013, 8:36 am

i used to bathe my dogs in malathion, let it work for an hour or so then i would rinse off with eucalyptus oil......

seems to help if used every so often, once a month or so......

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby kaylex » August 21st, 2013, 8:48 am

i cyah be buying frontline every three months...

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby turbosingh » August 21st, 2013, 8:49 am

kaylex wrote:i cyah be buying frontline every three months...

Yup damn expensive!

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby dougla_boy » August 21st, 2013, 9:07 am

the eucalyptus oil does keep the fur shiny also.......

and u cud use the malathion on the yard to get rid of the fleas and ticks.......

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby sliderz1 » August 21st, 2013, 9:41 am

fork that
a dose of 15W40 works quite well after 5000kms

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby zoom rader » August 21st, 2013, 10:14 am

kaylex wrote:i cyah be buying frontline every three months...


Dude For flees ,ticks, sores and mange all i do is to take them for a sea bath. After that they go to go and its free unless you counting the cost of gas.

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Postby ADONI » August 21st, 2013, 11:38 am

Garlic in their food suppose to work. If I washing car and pull out the purple blaster spay bottle he does run! LOL

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby VexXx Dogg » August 21st, 2013, 11:41 am

Do any of these actually work?
Tried and tested?

Have a couple mutts with a flea problem. I'll spray em with Frontline, the whole yard with Cypertick and within a week, those bastards will be back.

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby DFC » August 21st, 2013, 11:44 am

I have apple cider vinegar home. I will try it.

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby nissan/nothing » August 21st, 2013, 11:48 am

I buy something called revolution online. It's almost similar to the single dose like frontline but it has more active ingredients as well as heart worm protection. It's also cheaper than buying frontline down here

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby cinco » August 21st, 2013, 11:59 am

i get rid of my dogs problem solved

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby kaylex » August 21st, 2013, 2:09 pm

cinco wrote:i get rid of my dogs problem solved


so yuh leave home den???

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby sliderz1 » August 22nd, 2013, 9:18 am

kaylex wrote:
cinco wrote:i get rid of my dogs problem solved


so yuh leave home den???

whooooogarrrrrrrrrrrrddddddddddd

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby cinco » August 22nd, 2013, 11:20 am

kaylex wrote:
cinco wrote:i get rid of my dogs problem solved


so yuh leave home den???

nah ah run yuh gyal

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Postby shake d livin wake d dead » August 22nd, 2013, 11:55 am

old car oil does wuk good

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby dougla_boy » August 22nd, 2013, 11:59 am

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:old car oil does wuk good


das for mange dan

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby Russellgold » August 22nd, 2013, 12:27 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:old car oil does wuk good


:lol: :lol:

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby TriniAutoMart » August 22nd, 2013, 1:56 pm

Something that worked for me.
Built a water trough that could fit my dog.
Filled it with water and added some squezy dish washing liquid.
Dropped my dog in an soaked him for a while (maybe 15 mins or so) while rubbing in the soapy water into the fur.
Take him out and wash him down with water and dry him up.
Repeat once a week.
You would have to do this a few times along with spraying the yard etc with malathion.
After maybe 2 or 3 weeks there will be no more fleas.

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby kaylex » August 22nd, 2013, 2:37 pm

dude i feel that squeezy too harsh for their skin..

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » August 22nd, 2013, 2:55 pm

dougla_boy wrote:
shake d livin wake d dead wrote:old car oil does wuk good


das for mange dan


strangely all mites does stay away :D

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby shotta 20 » August 22nd, 2013, 4:14 pm

Baygon or Bop....kills ALL flying and crawling insects.

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby nervewrecker » August 22nd, 2013, 8:53 pm

kaylex wrote:dude i feel that squeezy too harsh for their skin..


It not too harsh for them neighborhood rats.

I left 3/4 bottle of squeezy in the yard and some thief hook the bottle, pull it through the fence, empty it and gone.

If you see them bathing by the pipe with my squeezy. :evil:

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Postby hustla_ambition101 » August 22nd, 2013, 8:58 pm

nervewrecker wrote:
kaylex wrote:dude i feel that squeezy too harsh for their skin..


It not too harsh for them neighborhood rats.

I left 3/4 bottle of squeezy in the yard and some thief hook the bottle, pull it through the fence, empty it and gone.

If you see them bathing by the pipe with my squeezy. :evil:


Put cow itch in another bottle

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby Dragsta » August 22nd, 2013, 9:13 pm

What does cause their Hair to Drop out and always scratching?

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » August 23rd, 2013, 9:17 am

Dragsta wrote:What does cause their Hair to Drop out and always scratching?


mange

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby turbosingh » August 23rd, 2013, 9:44 am

For frontline to really work good the dog must not have been bathe in 3days an 5days after spraying it will last atleast 2-3months

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Re: Remedy for Fleas on pets...

Postby sliderz1 » August 23rd, 2013, 1:36 pm

nick639 wrote:^^^ any solutions for mange?


sliderz1 wrote:fork that
a dose of 15W40 works quite well after 5000kms

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