Prevent Pet Fleas With These Non-Toxic, All-Natural Solutions

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Warding off fleas from pets shouldn’t be hard or expensive. Rather than buying pricey anti-flea shampoos or collars, you can make your own! In today’s post, we are listing down non-toxic, all natural flea repellants to keep your pets healthy and flea-free:

Anti-Flea Bandana

Eliminate fleas in the most stylish way possible with an anti-flea bandana!

3 to 5 drops of cedar or lavender oil
1 to 3 drops of water
a bandana
an eyedropper (optional)

Mix the cedar or lavender oil together in a small container. Next, get the bandana and saturate the collar area with five to ten drops of the mixture. Make sure the solution is absorbed by the fabric. Now tie the bandana to your dog or cat. Reapply the mixture once a week. To boost its effectiveness, add a couple of drops of the solution at the base of your pet’s tail.

Anti-Flea Drink

Deter fleas from the inside with this simple solution

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 quart drinking water

Dilute a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to 1 quart of drinking water. Adjust the amount of the ingredients according to the size of your dog. For example, add one teaspoon of distilled white vinegar for every 40 pound dog. Now let your dog drink the solution. You can also substitute distilled white vinegar with apple cider vinegar. This solution will not only deter fleas, it will also restore the natural luster of your pet’s coat!

Anti-Flea Comb

1 Lemon, sliced
1 pot of water
1 pet comb or brush

To create your own anti-flea comb, boil a pot of water. As the water heats up, add the freshly cut lemon. Once the lemon is added, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the solution steep overnight.

The next day, get your pet comb and dip it into the solution. Brush your pet’s coat with it thoroughly. Make sure the solution runs through every hair fiber. If you don’t have a pet brush, use a sponge instead. Dip the sponge into he solution and wipe your pet’s coat with it. A sponge works better if your pet is very short-haired.

Anti-Flea Spray

Spritz away and deter those pesky fleas for good with this recipe:

1 cup white distilled vinegar
1 quart water
lavender or cedar essential oil
a spray bottle

In a clean spray bottle, mix the white distilled vinegar with water. Add two to three drops of cedar or lavender oil. Cover the spray bottle and shake vigorously to incorporate all ingredients. Spray your dog with the solution. Note: You can use apple cider vinegar in place of white distilled vinegar. We recommend Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar.

Make sure to avoid the eyes, nose and ears. Concentrate the solution around the neck area and behind the ears. You can also use a cloth to wipe the solution directly on your pet’s coat. This solution also works great to eliminate fleas from other areas of the house like your pet’s beddings, etc.