Naturally, Prevent And Get Rid Of Fleas On the Dog
Before dealing with the natural ways to prevent and get rid of fleas on the dog we should know the concept of fleas on the dog. A flea is a minute jumping insect without wings, which subsidizes its living on the blood of bird and mammal. The transmission of maladies like plague and myxomatosis takes place by its bite. A genus of flea which finds its residence on the vast multiplicity of mammals, most probably domestic cat and dog as an ectoparasite is termed as dog flea (Ctenocephalidescanis). This dog flea is harmful to the people who are fostering dog as their pet and who are living near the dog containing the flea. Now we come to our main point of discussion i.e. how to prevent and get rid of fleas on the dog?
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is fully beneficial for our health. It protects our body from many maladies like breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes, osteoporosis, depression and skin cancer, etc. It is not only beneficial for humans but also prevents our dogs from fleas. It proves effectual in killing the fleas and shuns their proliferation. Olive oil is much preferable as it is the most common household item and is available conveniently.
Rub the oil on the body of the dog (starting from face to back). It prevents the effects and contact of fleas to the eyes of the dog. After rubbing it, we should have to leave it for four hours, and after that, we should allow its thorough rinsing.
Citrus has many health benefits as it provides Vitamin C and fiber to our body. It helps us to fight weight gain, reduces the danger of kidney stones, prevents cancer, boosts immunity as well as the health of the heart and enables the protection of brain. The role of citrus peel is influential in preventing fleas on the dogs. Citrus peels are available from lemon, orange, and grapes. Fleas do not like the smell of the peel of citrus fruits, and hence it can prove as a perfect remedy.
For the effective use, you need to heat the peels on simmer flame in the pan containing water for 15 minutes. Because of it, citrus oil will be created. After cooling it, apply it to the dog, and thus fleas get prevented.
The health benefits of eucalyptus are at par. It provides relaxation in cold, cough and congestion. It helps in relieving pain in joints and muscles. It is very helpful to get rid of fleas on the dogs. Dog shampoos contain Eucalyptus, and we can also prepare it in our home. A mixture of cornstarch and eucalyptus is preferred to get rid of fleas. Water, soap and eucalyptus oil can also serve the purpose. Last but not the least option is to prepare dog collar by folded cloth with few drops of eucalyptus oil. The flea on the dog is being controlled and prevented by eucalyptus as they are sensitive to the smell of this oil.
- White Vinegar
White Vinegar is useful not only in the kitchen but also to shun dog flea. Just take a spray bottle. Fill it with three parts with water and one part vinegar. Also, add a few drops of any essential oil. To prevent this flea, spray it on the dog. Regular use of this remedy can help to remove the fleas from the dog.
Salt is meant to add taste in our food. It can be used as a spray on the areas where usually fleas develop. It is also highly useful to prevent and cure fleas in the dogs. It is applied in the areas of flea eggs like furniture but not on the dog directly as it can harm the skin of the dog. Salt is preferred as it can easily be available.
Water is an important part of our life. It has numerous health benefits. To shun fleas on the dog, it should be cleaned and bathed regularly with fresh water and allowed to be dipped in clean water. To have better and useful results one can add a few drops of essential oil every time. It is known as the easiest and cheapest option that can serve the purpose.
Banana is the fruit which is good for our health in every respect. Along with these health benefits in humans, it also enables us to evade fleas in our pet. By putting banana peels on floor and furniture, we can root out fleas on the dog.
Fleas on the dog can also be rooted out with the aid of rosemary. Boil the mixture of chopped rosemary and water to a room temperature. Provide bath to the dog by using regular shampoo and apply that rosemary mixture to it and thus fleas on dog get removed. In the case of an exact problem, one can also spread a few drops of Rosemary oil on the dog collar and keep the fleas available.
- Brewer’s yeast
Brewer’s yeast is another way to put off fleas from our loving pet, and this can be done by adding it to the food of our dog. It is the easiest way to solve purpose without any effort and labor.
Thus, prevention of dog fleas is easy as there are lots of options available at our home only. However, if it is not controlled with these remedies and prevented from spreading, it can prove harmful for the health of the dog as well as for the health of the human who is petting that dog. It depends on our awareness to control and root out the concerned issue to (or “intending to”) living a healthy life. The removal of fleas can offer sound health to the loving pet and keep it away from various diseases which are spread by this insect.