Preventing fleas and ticks is a lot easier than removing them. ”Fleas are a health hazard to dogs and their owners. Because they carry diseases, like Anemia and dermatitis, and harmful parasites, like tapeworms it’s not only kind but important to keep pets fleafree. Luckily, it’s also relatively simple.”
Hot weather = Flea
First, you need to understand that they’re is a season when your dog is more likely to get fleas. The summer is that season. If you happen to live in a place where it is always hot, then there is no season, it is all the time.
Now that we know when dogs are more likely to get fleas, we know when to treat them against fleas, and here is how.
Homemade dog shampoo – The Ingredients
There are many product out there to fight against fleas. Most of them are harmful insecticides, and many fleas have already adapt (to those treatments) and mutate so these product become inefficient. However, essential oils, like citronella, tea tree, wintergreen and eucalyptus are highly effective. Do not apply essential oils directly to your pet’s coat; they may irritate the skin or make the dog sick if licked off.
The Essential Oils Worth checking out
|Citronella Oil||Citronella||$$||4.6 out of 5|
|100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil||Tea Tree||$$$$||4.9 out of 5|
|Wintergreen Essential Oil Therapeutic Grade||Wintergreen||$$||4.8 out of 5|
|Eucalyptus Oil||Eucalyptus||$$||4.5 out of 5|
Once you have your Essential oils, make sure you get your favorite dog shampoo, then proceed to add drops of all the essentials oils in the shampoo. Voila! you have it, the potion that prevent your dog from fleas all summer long, or if you live where it is always hot, then this is the potion that protect your dog all year long.
Use this special shampoo once a week.
Keep flees out
Since fleas reproduce faster that bunnies, removing them from your pet is only half the battle. You’ve got purge them from your home. Vacuum all surfaces where fleas (and their eggs) can hide, including carpets, bare floors chairs and beds. Make sure to wash all blankets and sheets in hot water. Spreading pyrethrum powder, derevied from chrysanthemums, around the house will also kill fleas without risk to pets or children.
Fleas are resilient, but with a little vigilance, your pet (and your home) can become a no-flea zone.