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Safe home remedy for flea and tick repellent?

Schooby 4,139 May 17, 2009 at 04:56 AM
I don't want to always use some chemical on my dog to repel fleas and ticks so I didn't get anything from her vet. But, since I am taking her camping soon I was wondering if there's a natural "home remedy" that might offer some decent protection.

Anyone have any luck with this themselves?



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We use lemon joy dish soap... It will not repell them but it will kill the ones on your pets Smilie have fun camping
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Quote from sillygnd View Post :
We use lemon joy dish soap... It will not repell them but it will kill the ones on your pets Smilie have fun camping
Thanks for replying. I'll check her well when we get back.

I've read a few things after googling but I don't know if anyone has really had good results with things like trying to put vinegar in their drinking water. And I doubt she'd drink that even if it was a teeny tiny amount. laugh out loud
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I used garlic tablets before and they work well but King couldn't tolerate them Frown

Here's a link that might help.

http://lacetoleather.com/safefleacure.html
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I used garlic tablets before and they work well but King couldn't tolerate them Frown

Here's a link that might help.

http://lacetoleather.com/safefleacure.html
Thanks!

The essential oils into her regular collar seemed like the best/easiest...until I read it can be harmful to the cats. I wouldn't want them to accidentally get too close to that.

I'll probably try the citrus spray on Bea.
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Thanks!

The essential oils into her regular collar seemed like the best/easiest...until I read it can be harmful to the cats. I wouldn't want them to accidentally get too close to that.

I'll probably try the citrus spray on Bea.
I love this part:

"keep away from delicate bits" EEK! LMAO
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I feed my dogs garlic powder and brewers yeast (mixed equal amounts) mixed into their food daily. I use half a teaspoon but my dogs are small. I have never had fleas. Also you can use this.
Take 1 lemon and slice it thin. Take a tablespoon of rosemary and add both to a bowl. Heat water to almost boiling and pour a quart of water over lemon and rosemary. Let steep overnight. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Keep in fridge. Spray your dog 2x week in the summer months...(all over even underneath them) to keep fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes off them.

good luck!
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