Natural Flea Treatment and Remedies for Fleas on Dogs
If you have a dog, then you probably know how much of a nuisance fleas can be. Fleas get on dogs, then they get in your house and then on you. Even worse, some dogs are hypersensitive to the flea's saliva and will itch all over from the bite of even a single flea! Often flea preventive medication will help control the fleas, but what if you want to go the natural route? Here are four simple steps to help you with natural flea treatment.
Brew 'Em Away
A daily dose of brewer's yeast mixed in your food is another natural way to repel fleas. You can also try rubbing some freshly squeezed orange or lemon onto your cat's fur, with no harm to your pet if it is licked off, and fresh smelling fur to boot.
Bathe Your Dog
We know, we know. This can be a nightmare in and of itself. But did you know a quick bath will cause most, if not all, the fleas to fall off into the water and drown. Using a gentle shampoo, or a little bit of dish liquid with a citrus base (fleas are repelled by lemon and orange), along with thorough and regular brushing with a flea comb, will also help with controlling fleas.
Mow and Prune the Yard
An easy way to reduce flea populations in your yard is to keep the grass, trees and shrubs trimmed and orderly. Sweep under decks and clean the debris and leaves that may be litter the ground. And don't forget to remove or secure any garbage bins that attract rodents or small animals. They may be carrying fleas.
Keep Your Home Clean
Vacuuming and disinfecting the floors around the house and in your cat's living area is an excellent way of keeping the flea population under control. Besides, no one wants an uninvited guest – especially if that guest does nothing more than suck on your blood!
Hopefully these tips on natural flea treatment have helped you and you can get rid of fleas for good!