We all love our dogs and want the best for them like them being healthy, clean, and happy. You see that’s what we all want, but sometimes nature takes its course and things happen. Let’s say that this beautiful husky was yours and you want to go on a walk. Fleas like to stay where it's warm and moist places so if you live in Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, and Oregon these are the worst five states for fleas. But there is a solution to problems for them nasty fleas!
- Use a flea comb
No matter what sort of flea & tick protection should make it so that they want to jump right back off again why take the chance. Go to the closest market get a lemon, water and a comb, once you have everything dip the comb into the lemon water and comb it through your dog's coat. The lemon water help control them after pets have been bathed and their bedding washed, also fleas don't care for the smell of lemon at all!
2. Enhance dog shampoo
We always wonder if we are buying the best shampoo for our dogs ? you've tried every shampoo but none seem to be doing the job? Well try Ultra guard oatmeal! You're probably saying to yourself how is this shampoo different from any other shampoo well actually There is an ingredient in their that is actually used to kill fleas it's called Phenothrin. If you go to this website it explains in more detail how this ingredient works and health facts on Fact sheet .
3. Vacuum the floor more often
You should vacuum at least once or twice a week depending how often you clean. It's recommended vacuum more often if your animal has fleas for say every other day. When you vacuum , at least 32% to 59 % of flea eggs were sucked up by the vacuum.
4. Make a flea collar
People usually just buy a flea collar at a pet store or even at your local walmart and it's like a clear/white collar to repel fleas. But, we all know those don't work and here's why the ingredients are the main focus and this collar doesn't have phenothrin. I have a way to fix this ! Get a couple lemons preferably 2 or 3 juice them and get your dog's collar to soak it in the lemon juice for at least 10-15 to let the lemon soak in the collar. You can do this multiple times to the collar depending how much it goes outside.
5. Use apple cider vinegar
75% of fleas dies on contact with vinegar and other die slowly and to make this all you need is a spray bottle, water and apple cider vinegar. Spray it onto your dog before they go outside to discourage fleas. The vinegar also works as a dehydrating agent, fleas cannot live in places with no moisture. It also stops the itching of flea bits so your dog isn't scratching itself all day.
6. Wash beddingA trip through a washing machine with kill fleas in all the stages with soap/detergent. It is recommended to do laundry at least once a week or more often. During the days of flea trouble get all sheets or blankets the animal has laid on and wash them. You should keep your room clean as well.