If your dog has a flea problem, you may want to treat the fleas with natural remedies. Some of the dog flea treatment products have chemicals that could be harmful to your dog.
Natural treatments are great, because they're safe for you, your family, and your pet.
Where can you get natural products?
Pet stores carry dog flea treatment products that are made from 100% natural ingredients. These products have no chemicals yet they can be effective in getting rid of fleas.
What kind of products can you buy?
You can buy natural powders, shampoos, and sprays. You can purchase flea brushes. Also, you may even find collars that repel fleas.
What are some ways to prevent fleas?
First, keep your dog clean. Give your dog a bath weekly and use a brush on their fur once a day. Next, clean your house often. Vacuum the carpet and wash your dog's bedding.
Fleas are attracted to warm, moist areas. You can sprinkle powdered laundry detergent on the carpeted areas. The detergent kills the fleas and their eggs. Let it sit on the carpet for a couple of minutes and then vacuum it up. When you do this, make sure your dog and your kids are not around.
Also, mow your lawn often. If you have bushes and trees, keep them trimmed. This makes it harder for fleas to get to your dog.
What about homemade treatments?
You may have heard of dog homemade flea treatments. Some dog owners claim that these treatments work well. However, before using any of these treatments, ask your vet to make sure they're safe.
Learn more about natural flea prevention from The Dog Guide. Also, here is more information about dog health including removing dog ticks .