These small brown wingless vampires live off of sucking the blood of you and your pets! Once they have been invited in by the family dog or cat, the job of getting rid of them can be daunting!
What can you do? The addition of 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar to our dog's water dish will help to keep them free of fleas. You can also try giving your pet Black Walnut Hulls that come in a capsule form at many health food stores which will repel not only fleas but also, ticks and mosquitoes. Keep in mind that none of these solutions will work overnight and may take about four to six weeks before they are effective.
Keep your pets clean with Revitalizing Shampoo is a conditioning formula that works itself into a luxurious foamy lather to gently deep cleanse without stripping natural oils and rinses completely, leaving a soft, delicate fragrance of natural fruit extracts.
Natural antioxidants from organic rosemary and sage are known to help repel fleas and help prevent damage from weathering and environmental factors. Natural emollients help soften, detangle, and give the coat more body. As your pet dries, odors are cleaned away and in its place your pet will have a clean, beautiful coat fragrant with the delicate aromas of kiwi and mango.
If your pet is really suffering with bites, try Soothing Mist's formula is vitamin C, zinc and pro-vitamin B-5 - nutrients that help nourish, beautify, and defend healthy skin. With its calming blend of pure flower and plant extracts – including aloe vera, calendula, lavender, and chamomile, it never makes the coat greasy. It is safe for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens (over 12 weeks old). You don't have to worry when they lick themselves. Spray it on your pet or onto a piece of cotton, either way it penetrates fast. This gentle formula feels good on the skin and doesn't sting like other topical skin products can. Finally, an herbal product that you can spray on your pet's skin and feel confident that you are doing the right thing!
If you are also dealing with a house infestation of fleas, here's a great way to get rid of the problem. Mix together 1 1/2 pounds of HUMAN GRADE ONLY diatomaceous earth, 1 1/2 pounds of natural borax and 1 cup of salt. DO NOT USE POOL GRADE DE OR BORAX!! The diatomaceous earth works because it contains very tiny particles that have sharp spines, which puncture the exoskeleton of the flea, killing it. The borax and salt work by absorbing the moisture of the flea and make all of those cracks and small areas that they might find to live in your home much more undesirable. You can use the mixture by sprinkling it throughout your home onto carpets and into those harder to reach areas. Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of days and then vacuum it up. Although these powders are not poisonous it's never a good idea for you or your pet to breathe it continually for days so if it's possible to go elsewhere while it sits then that's definitely an option you should use. Alternatively, if you prefer not to douse the house with the mixture, you can always pour it into your vacuum cleaner bag and vacuum everything thoroughly so that any of the sucked up fleas will die inside the bag. Keep in mind that this solution will not kill the un-hatched flea eggs and therefore the process may need to be repeated several times depending on the severity of your problem.
Advise given is not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.