Home Flea Remedies for Dogs and Cats

Surely we have been burdened by fleas that constantly harass our pets. In this article, you will find some flea home remedies for dogs and cats.

Flea remedies only for dogs

Remedy 1

Ingredients

  • 300 ml of water
  • 50 ml of vinegar
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops of citronella essential oil
  • 15 drops of geranium essential oil.

How to prepare it

Mix all the ingredients in a spray container and apply on your dog, taking care of the face area, and leave it applied.

Remedy 2

Ingredients

  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 cups of citrus peels (tangerine, orange, lemon or grapefruit)

How to prepare it

Boil the liter of water with the 2 cups of citrus peels, cut into pieces, for 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool, pass it through a sieve and add a tablespoon of cooking oil. Mix well and spray on your dog, taking care of the face area. No need to clarify.

Remedy 3

Place a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil on your dog’s collar. Even by combining both oils and applying them once a week, you can prevent fleas from jumping back to your dog.

Flea remedies for dogs and cats

Remedy 1

A very simple option to get rid of these annoying animals is to place fresh leaves of mint, bay leaf, rosemary or lavender under your pet’s mattress. It is proven that fleas do not like the smell of these plants with such particular aromas.

Remedy 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

How to prepare it

Blend the aloe vera gel together with half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of water. Strain the mixture and add the tablespoon of cooking oil. Mix well and spray on your pet, taking care of the face area, and leave it applied.

Remedy 3

Ingredients

  • 2 leaves or several seeds of the neem tree ( Azadirachta Indica )
  • Several elderberries ( Sambucus Nigra )
  • 300 ml of alcohol 30%
  • 1 liter of water

How to prepare it

Place the 2 leaves or seeds of neem and those of elderberry in 300 ml of 30% alcohol. Leave it well sealed for one or two weeks (until it becomes a fairly dark liquid). Mix 10 drops of this mixture in 1 liter of water and spray on your pet, taking care of the face area, and leave it applied.

Remedy 4

Another remedy, less common, is to add some garlic and/or onion to the diet of our pets. With a little it will be enough and this small change in your diet will make them less attractive to fleas.

  • Do not use essential oils in cats, as some of these oils may contain additives or ingredients that are poisonous to our pet.

All these remedies should be applied every 3 days, shaking well before applying. The duration of these homemade preparations is approximately one month.

If your dog or cat is long-haired, go making its way to the skin and apply in this area for greater effectiveness. If it is short hair, apply it directly on them and rub them well after applying.

Remember never to spread it over the face area because, especially dogs, they are very sensitive to odors and can even irritate their eyes.

Do not forget to apply these remedies always away from home, because fleas may start to jump and infect our home.

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