Flea Preventative - Pets
I've been doing this for four years and neither dog had fleas!
- fresh rosemary sprigs if possible, or dried rosemary
- fresh lavender sprigs from your garden
- garlic - either oil, powder, finely minced - and/or dried rosemary leaves, in very small amounts daily.
- fresh garlic cloves: 1 per 30lb dog or less. 2 cloves 30lb+ per day
ADDITIONAL PREVENTATIVE IN FOOD:
SEE BELOW FOR MORE TIPS:
Place a handful of fresh Rosemary sprigs or Lavender sprigs into the water.
If you use dried rosemary - approximately 3 Tbsp. would be sufficient for the 2 qrt pot.
Cover your pot. Bring to a simmer, for about 20 minutes.
What you will be doing is brewing a Tea.
After 20 minutes, keep covered - remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a container.
TIP: Warm the tea before rinsing your pet...they will thank you for that!
If your dog is a light to white color - the rosemary tea may stain her fur a little. My white dog is tinted brown a little afterward, but it disappears after a while.
Works great for my dogs.
Also lavender blooms can be dried, placed in sachets and positioned around your home to work as a flea deterrent. You can also use lavender essential oils directly on your dog.
CATS: pennyroyal is not safe for use around cats, so if you have one in your home, do not employ this method for your dog.
Sprinkling Brewers Yeast on your dog, can also act as a flea powder repellent, if he licks his fur, this will not harm him.