Many pet owners today are turning toward natural cures for dogs to remedy health problems as an alternative to over-the-counter or prescription options. The reasons are numerous including fewer dangerous side effects, ready availability of items found in your home and not to mention the drastic reduce on vet bills.
Fleas don’t only drive your poor dog crazy with itching, they also carry disease that can make the dog very ill. They can cause skin allergies that lead to infection and they will jump on you as well. Summer is an especially bad time for them, and your dog needs to have protection year round.
There are lots of ways to get rid of fleas on dogs, of course, many pet owners go straight to the commercial flea killer however, and it’s loaded with chemicals that can be harmful to you and your dog.
My suggestion is to take the natural remedy approach that’s safe and not nearly as dangerous like the commercial flea killer.
One of many best remedy to use is garlic. While garlic is often used to flavor a variety of different dishes, it is also an excellent parasite repellent. Feed the dog very small amounts of garlic, or brewer’s yeast, in their food.
It is also a good idea to comb the dog with a flea comb. Their teeth are very tight and will trap the fleas as you comb. Dunk the comb into a bowl of soapy water to dislodge the fleas and continue combing. You can also add a couple drops of essential oil to this bowl.