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Natural Remedies for Fleas

Last updated 5 years ago

If you’re concerned about your dog picking up fleas at training schools or pet resorts, looking into natural solutions to keep these nasty little critters away from your pet could put your mind at ease and ensure your dog has a flea-free (and possibly scratch-free) year.

Why Choose Natural Remedies?

Unlike chemical insecticides, natural flea remedies are chemical-free to avoid causing irritation and other health issues when they come in contact with a pet’s skin or are ingested. Many of these remedies can also be made easily and cheaply at home, saving you money compared to buying over-the-counter treatments.

Washing

Cleaning your dog’s toys, bedding, kennel and other furniture they use on a regular basis will ensure all fleas present are killed, using a hot dryer afterwards for 15 to 20 minutes. Carpets that may harbour fleas can be sprinkled with baking soda before vacuuming after three hours, while your dog should be washed using a gentle shampoo and combed to remove all traces of fleas and their eggs.

Healthy Diet

Healthy eating and exercise is important for strengthening a dog’s constitution and making them more resistant to illnesses spread by fleas. Owners are encouraged not to keep their dogs indoors for longer due to fears that fleas will be picked up outside.

Pet Hotel in Brisbane

Samford Pet Resort operates a hotel for cats, dogs and other animals, with accommodation ranging from standard to boutique. Call (07) 3188 0934 to find out more about their pet resort in Brisbane North.

 

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