Dog Watch - Home Remedies And Natural Treatment For Fleas

Do you see your pet constantly scratching his fur? Or is your pet always disgruntled and showing signs of agitation? If so, your dog is indeed infected by either ticks or fleas.

Dogs commonly experience flea infestation. It is not only irritating for dogs but will imperil your dog’s health as well. Mild cases of infestation can cause skin problems like allergy dermatitis, an allergic reaction to flea saliva. While some dogs, suffer from skin soreness because of incessant scratching and biting. Furthermore, some dogs that are infected by fleas suffer from severe health problems such as anemia, tapeworms and other diseases that are toxic due to flea bites.

Do not extend the agony of your pet, bring your paw friend to the nearest vet right away.

Treating flea infestation is exceedingly easy. These days, one can buy anti-flea medications in the marketplace. On the other hand, treating your pet with synthetic medications can cause destructive side effects such as dry skin, itchiness, queasiness and diarrhea and liver damage. To avoid these harmful side effects, it is better to use natural methods.

Due to the large number of reported side effects of synthetic medications, home remedies for fleas are becoming so desirable these days. Pet owners are now looking for natural ways to get rid of their dog’s fleas because of safety issues. Also, these natural dog medications are not only safe but very effective as well in getting rid of the infestations. Some of these natural medications are:

Natural essential oils – One of the most desirable natural flea medications are essential oils. Some samples of natural essential oils are tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, neem oil, eucalyptus oil, citronella and cedar wood oil. These essential oils are natural insect repellant and they are very efficient in treating dog’s fleas and ticks as well.

For a more active treatment, rub the dog’s hair with natural oils regularly. Others like it better to combine these essential oils to dog’s shampoo. Some dog owners choose to spray these essential oils to their dog’s collar.

Juices and Spices – Lemon juice and Aloe Vera juice are very effective in treating fleas and ticks. Try combining one of these juices to cayenne pepper, a common household spices. The combination is an effective flea-killing aerosol. Also, 1 cup of aloe Vera juice mixed with 1 drop of any essential oils is also beneficial in killing ticks and fleas.

Diatomaceous earth – The Diatomaceous earth is a popular natural sedimentary rock. It is also known for its insecticide properties. It is efficient in treating ticks and fleas without leaving damaging side effects to dogs. Ticks and fleas eat diatomaceous earth, but little did they know, it will cause them to dehydrate and in the long run die. Diatomaceous earth can be directly rubbed against the dog’s hair or it can be pulverized and be used as natural flea powder.

Flea comb – This is very useful in getting rid of dog’s fleas. Use it as a regular comb and dip it into a frothy water to remove the fleas. Some pet owners instead of dipping the comb into bubbly water, they use juice and spice sprays like those mentioned before.

Flea infestation is a very common problem in dogs. Good news, it is treatable and preventable. In spite of this, be careful when using synthetic medications because they have ingredients that are damaging to pet. As an alternative, use natural treatments and home remedies to get rid of fleas safely and effectively.


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