Best Natural Flea Remedy For Dogs
Fleas-dogs; they just seem to go together and fighting them can be tricky. There are many flea remedies for dogs but most are full of harsh chemicals that can make your pet sick. The best way is to use a natural flea control that won’t harm them.
I live in Oklahoma where fleas and ticks are a way of life. They drop out of trees and flourish in the weeds. Not having harsh winters gives the best weather for insects of all kinds.
The best way to get rid of fleas is to keep them off in the first place but how?
Keeping fleas off your dog
I’ve tried flea dip, flea collars, flea shampoo and those flea drops you run down their spine, nothing seemed to work and the smell was terrible. I even tried an Avon product that left their coat oily. Not so great when you want to pet your dog. Flea control is an ongoing problem when you have pets and if you don’t keep it under control you can get fleas in home where they are really hard to get rid of.
We tried several brands of flea collars thinking if we got a better brand or paid more money we’d find one that really worked. My dog still had fleas, maybe he had less but with fleas one is too many. He would sit around scratching and the collars seemed to bother him because he would scratch at those too. Poor dog not only had a leather collar with his name tag and shots tag clanking together but another one full of chemicals.
The best solution I’ve found is garlic tablets with brewers yeast in them. They are chewable and you give them to your dog everyday. They are about the size of a pea so not too big. Garlic and yeast are food so this remedy will not harm your dog(s).
The garlic and brewers yeast get in their blood stream making their blood taste bad so fleas, ticks and mosquitoes won’t want to suck their blood. Sorry if you didn’t know fleas drink blood, I know it’s gross information. Your dog won’t have a chemical smell and you don’t have to worry about your kids getting poison on their hands when they pet Fido.
If you had a mild winter you need to be especially aggressive in your flea prevention so your pet doesn’t get sick.
Fleas lay hundreds of eggs so where there’s one there are many more you can’t see in varying stages of growth, the larvae are too tiny for the naked eye.
Fleas can cause worms and other nasty diseases
Fleas carry parasites that can get in your dog’s blood stream causing worms that can eventually kill your pet.
They also carry other diseases that can make you and your dog sick. They are nasty vermin.
They make your dog itch and then they scratch which can irritate their skin. Some dogs are allergic to fleas giving them a terrible rash that has to be treated with ointment you get from your veterinarian. If left untreated this can develop into a skin infection that resembles mange.
Where do you get garlic with brewers yeast tablets?
I get mine at either Petsmart or the health food store. You can also find them online through Amazon or Wal-Mart. I haven’t seen them in Wal-Mart stores but you might check because they carry different things in different areas. Your Wal-Mart may have them, if so they should be in the pet department where the dog vitamins are kept.
They vary in price but all go by your dog’s weight, usually one tablet for each ten pounds. To me it’s worth it because my dog never has fleas on him, no itching, no scratching and no bugs in my house.
It takes a few days or a week to get enough in their bloodstream to notice a difference but suddenly you’ll realize that Fido isn’t scratching anymore. Just don’t forget that daily dose or you’ll be back to Itch City. Use Post It notes, reminders on your cell phone or whatever it takes to remember Fido’s flea pills.
- Training A New Puppy
Puppies, like children, don’t come into this world with good manners and knowing proper behavior. We as their parents or masters have to teach them.
- Giving Dog Medication
Sometimes giving dog medication isn’t easy but there are ways to get them to take their dose.