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Video Natural Flea Control and Treatment For Dogs

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Fleas are a common problem when living with a dog and a incredibly frustrating. The itchy, the scratching, the picking - and dogs have to deal with this too! Fleas are such a natural canine issue you'd think there would be more natural solutions to getting rid of them, but unfortunately the options are few and not very well-known. Few dog lovers realize the harmful consequences of putting on chemical-based sprays, drops, collars, feeding pills, or setting off flea bombs. Dogs can also become resistant to popular flea products like Frontline and Advantage, so they might not work after a while.

Luckily I've had some good luck with various natural flea control methods and treatments, so here is my best advice

  1. Keep dogs as clean as possible and check for fleas everyday with flea comb. When coming back from walks, wipe off with a wet cloth or in the bath tub.
  2. Find a shampoo that has some tea tree and lavender in it and give a bath with that regularly. I like Olive green dog lavendar shampoo.
  3. Spray with a all natural flea remedy like J&J's. You can also try neem oil or spray, but it is very strong and is best mixed in with something like shampoo.
  4. Vacuum regularly
  5. Dust your home with diatomaceous earth - warning, it's kinda messy and annoying! You can also use the Flea Buster service. Other people recommend using Borax the same way.
  6. Garlic in the diet supposedly helps, but I haven't seen a major effect. I've given Evie PetGuard Yeast and Garlic tablets.
  7. Amber W. recommends fennel, which I've never tried but I love the plant. She says to "crush and rub the juice on the coat. Brew for a spray by juicing from the whole, fresh plant -- stems, mostly, but the whole thing. Keep potted plants around the house!"
  8. If all else fails, Dr. Armaiti May recommends Comfortis (aka Spinosad), an oral once a month organic pill that is approved for use in dogs that can be prescribed by a veterinarian. It kills fleas in all their life stages and is very safe, but does not kill ticks.
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