If you’re looking for home remedies for fleas that is natural and effective, you’ve come to the right place.
Does your dog or cat have fleas? Get rid of them naturally with this home remedy that is painless for your pet, but kills those fleas for good. *This remedy works for ticks too!*
Home Remedies For Fleas and Ticks
by Anna Ikona, an expert homesteader, pet owner, and mother.
Can you imagine how horrible it is for your pet. If you have a bug on you, you can just swat it away, unfortunately dogs and cats can’t do that. That’s just like trying to swat a mosquito with your elbows! Impossible! Make this spray and your pet will feel new and fresh! this stuff really works!!! My aunt owns a small dog grooming business, she is the only groomer there, so for that reason, she grooms only one dog at a time. Except that sometimes…very rarely I leave my dogs, Goose and Maggie with her, while I’m away on vacation.
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On the exact same day that my dogs were with my aunt, a man brought his dog to get groomed. And that dog had fleas! Of course my aunt didn’t know that until the minute the man and his dog arrived. The dog zoomed to my Maggie and Goose and apparently some fleas decided to move onto my dogs’ precious fur. When I arrived, my aunt had good and bad news. Like usual, I picked the bad news first, which was that my dogs had fleas. I got pretty sad. But then she told me the good news: my aunt got rid of them using her homemade flea spray!
She taught me how to make this wonderful home remedy for fleas, and sure enough, the next time my fur babies got fleas, I whipped up a batch of my aunt’s homemade flea and tick spray, and it worked wonders!!!
Your pets will LOVE You for it!
Here’s my not-so-secret family remedy:
Home Remedy for Fleas | Ingredients Needed:
- 2 tbsps baking soda
- 1 1/2 tbsps apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsps lemon juice
- 1 tsp borax
How to Make Your Home Remedy for Fleas:
Simply mix all of the ingredients listed above, and pour into a spray bottle.
How to use the Home Remedy For Fleas and Ticks:
Grab your cat or dog, make sure they are dry, and spray the flea and tick spray all over your pet.
DO NOT SPRAY CLOSE TO EARS, NOSE, OR EYES!
Let the spray sit on your pet for 23 minutes and wash off with warm water, not lukewarm and not scolding hot. Very warm water is ideal. That’s around 80°F.
Then apply pet soap or shampoo, and wash your pet as usual.
If the ticks and fleas are still disturbing your pet up to an hour from application, simply spray the lemon juice by itself and leave it on.
Reapply as needed.
For most pets, using the spray once, helps instantly. For some, it may take a couple of tries.
NOTE: The spray must be washed off. The lemon juice by itself may be left on.
If the spray does not help after you’ve used it for more than 4 days, consult your vet.
I’m a big fan of natural remedies, but I’m a bigger fan of my pet’s being pain-free.
By the way, The next time my fur babies got fleas, I whipped up a batch of my aunt’s homemade flea and tick spray, and it worked wonders!!
Good luck to you and your pets, and happy homesteading!