Monday, 29 June 2015

The Best Home Remedies For Dog Fleas

One of the most common problems that every pet dog fleas faces is flea infestation. There are some home remedies to treat this nuisance and to let your pet lead a happier, scratch-free life. No matter how clean you keep your pet, a flea might just catch onto their fur coat and create a home remedies. Today, Boldsky shares with you home remedies for flea infestation on dogs fleas.

These little insects which latch onto a dog's fleas skin and cause itching and other irritations can make life miserable for the animal. These fleas are particularly fond of infesting the coats of both the cats and dogs fleas. It mainly affects dogs and once a flea infestation breaks out, the best course of action to take is to contain it as quickly as possible before it can spread onto your furniture, beds and even to people.

Essential Oils

One of the natural repellents that a lot of people have success with is rose geranium oil, which can be applied to your dog's collar. Do NOT use rose geranium oil on your cat, though. Cats can have a bad reaction to essential oils, primarily because they spend a lot of time grooming, which means that anything on their skin goes into their mouth. With ticks, the best thing you might do is to check your pet a few times a day when you are in an area that has ticks, and remove them promptly.


Salt dehydrates the fleas, eventually killing them. Make up a solution of salt/warm water and soak your dog with it. Rub the salt water deep into his coat and leave on for 10 - 15 minutes. Then rinse well and allow to dry.


Ammonia is the one of the easiest ways to kill fleas on dogs fleas fast. Mix ammonia with water and used this solution to bath your dog once in a week.


Take note that oil extracts from lemons and oranges (and any citrus) are not safe for cats and dogs fleas at all. The oil that is extracted from the rind of the citrus fruit contains limonene, an effective insect repellent as well as an all purpose household cleaner. Limonene is also irritating to the skin, and when ingested, can cause liver damage in cats and dogs fleas.

Talcum Powder

Smothering the fleas so they have difficulty breathing kills some, and makes the others flee (sorry, pun intended). You can use talcum powder (an unscented variety, baby powder is good) and rub it well into your dog's fur. You can brush it out after an hour or two.

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