Natural Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs
Spring and Summer are just around the corner. If you’re a dog owner, you know how frustrating it can be keeping those pesky parasites away from your pets.
I live in Tennesse and have a golden retriever/yellow lab mix. Last summer I tried collars, adams tick solution, frontline, and numerous other brands to keep her and our house protected. None of them were able to totally fix the problem. After no success and much frustration, I even had a local pest control come out and treat every room in the house as well as our lawn around the house in a ten foot radius from the house. It seemed to work for about a week, but soon enough, they seemed to make their way back in the house and on my dog, in spite of many precautions to keep her in the house.
I had an old family remedy my parents and grandparents had used that I finally decided to give a try. I didn’t think anything could work better than the conventional methods I knew about, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. After a few days of applying this natural solution to my dog, I began to notice an immediate difference. Within a couple weeks, there was no sign of fleas or ticks on my dog or in the house. This was mid August in middle Tennessee.
I wanted to share this recipe for everyone else who has experienced the same thing. As well as I’m sure the conventional tick and flea treatments work, they do have a lot of chemicals in them that I’m sure are very unhealthy for dogs. This prevention recipe is completely natural and actually smells good too!
Natural Flea and Tick Prevention Recipe
2 Cups of White Vinegar
1 Cup of Skin-So-Soft bath oil
1 Cup of Water
1 Table Spoon of Eucalyptus Oil
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and pour into a spray bottle
Spray a light mist over your pet one time per week
My dog is about 75 lbs. So it may be a little more or less depending on the weight of your dog.
The great thing is these ingredients are available at any grocery store and health food store. They’re not very expensive, they smell good, they don’t have a bunch of chemicals in them, and they’re natural for you and your dog. I don’t have a cat, but I’m sure it work just fine for a friendly feline as well. Give it a try, and good luck this upcoming spring, summer, and fall.