Preventing your dog from getting fleas is much better than trying to get rid of fleas on a dog, but flea prevention is not always easy. Fleas multiply quickly and can find their way to dogs, even if dogs are primarily
It is usually easy to tell if a dog has fleas, primarily because it will be
- Mix two cups fresh rosemary leaves with two pints boiling water.
- Boil this mixture for at least 30 minutes.
- Strain the water afterwards to remove the leaves from it.
- Add six pints water to the rosemary water mixture and let it cool until it is warm enough to pour on the dog.
- Place the dog in a sink or tub (depending on its size), and pour the water solution over it. Avoid getting it in the dog's eyes and ears.
- Leave your dog in the tub for a few minutes afterwards to allow the water to drain from its fur, but do not rinse the solution off.
Rosemary is a natural ingredient that can repel fleas and offer relief from itching.
Apple cider vinegar
A second option you can try involves the use of apple cider vinegar. This method is easier and more convenient for many people, because most people do not have rosemary around their house.
To use apple cider vinegar, you should dilute it in a spray bottle with an equal part of water. You can then spray this mixture on your dog and leave it there. The dog may smell funny for a while, but it may work to repel fleas. Fleas do not like the smell of vinegar, which may cause them to leave the dog's body. The vinegar will also provide relief for the dog if the fleas have caused any irritation to its body.
These methods will not harm your dog and may be effective for preventing and eliminating fleas.