It is that time of year when you will find that the fleas are not your pets friends nor yours either. Fleas do not usually bother humans unless perhaps your pets sleep with you and then when they leave your bed, the fleas are still hiding out in the warmth of your bed covers and perhaps bite you. Fleas thrive on warm bodies like your fir babies. Most pet owners will rely on a monthly pet pill such as Comfortis which also includes heartworm preventative. There are also monthly topical flea treatments. They come in three or six packs and are applied near the shoulder blade of your pets. They absorb into your pets skin and the fleas start to jump off. Some pet owners do not like to ue the topical flea treatments because some pets can become allergic to them and cause a rash on their pets. In this case you can then decide other methods of flea treatments.
If you cannot afford the monthly pill or your pet is allergic then the only other way you can deter fleas is to mix together a natural flea treatment. Applying it to your pets daily or weekly along with weekly baths will help control fleas on your pets. This natural treatment is very low cost effective and you can use many ingredients found at your local supermarket.
Below are the ingredients and how to apply it to your pet.
Use blue, Dawn Dishwashing liquid detergent, (there is something about the blue die that the fleas hate), apple cider vinegar, and water. Mix all ingredients in a water bottle and spray as needed on pet. It is not harmful to them but try and keep the liquid away from where they can lick it but if they do it will not make them sick like the topical chemicals could. You can also give your pets a bath once a week with any flea bath product and use this mixture afterwards. Also bathing your pets in the apple cider vinegar is very helpful too. You can also put a spoonful in their drinking water and it keeps fleas off of them as well.
You can also spray this mixture in their beddings and in your own carpet to help control the fleas. There is a natural organic powder called Diatomaceous Earth that you can find at your local feed stores. It can be put on your pet, carpet and their beddings. Simply put it in a bottle and put holes in the lid then you can sprinkle it. Works great also for ants, spiders and bugs you might find in your household and it is harmful to all pets including cats.
No matter what your method is to rid your fir babies of fleas it is really a matter of your preferences and your budget too! There are other homemade remedies you will probably find on the internet and they all seem to work well. No matter what you use, I am sure your pets will thank you for helping them stay itch free!