DIY Fleas And Ticks Treatment
Looking for a 100% organic product for your pup to keep fleas and ticks at bay? Apart from the massage oils, shampoos, and all other options available in the market, here are a few simple DIY remedies for your pup which is easy to make and even easier to use.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
What do you need?
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 cup
- Water - 1/2 cup
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
- Take a spray bottle. Add salt and baking soda in it.
- Slowly add the apple cider vinegar and then water. There'll be a reaction, so do it over the sink.
- Mix it gently.
- Check the expiry date on the vinegar bottle to know about the shelf life of your DIY Spray.
How to use it?
Spray it over your dog's fur and be very careful to avoid the face and eyes, like you would with any other product.
The spray is 100% natural and not toxic, so you can use your hands to massage it into the fur so it can reach the skin beneath.
Make sure to spray your pup once a week or whenever your dog starts scratching, and don’t forget to work the solution down into your pet’s skin.
You can use this potion as you would an over-the-counter flea and or tick spray. You can treat bedding and spray it directly on your dog’s fur.
- Apple cider vinegar should never be used on raw skin or open wounds—it can be extremely painful for your dog and worsen symptoms.
- Consult your vet before starting any skincare regimen for your dog, and stop the treatment if your dog's symptoms remain the same or worsen.
2. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is non-toxic, free of chemicals and soothing to your pet's skin, it's the perfect solution to the pest problem. It has been the traditional remedy for fleas, mites (and even lice)!
How does it work?
When applied to the skin and coat, coconut oil limits the mobility of pests. In addition, because of coconut oil’s anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, it prevents bites from becoming infected and helps heal inflamed skin.
If you suspect that your pet has fleas, massage a generous amount of coconut oil onto the skin and hair of your pet, making sure to coat the skin well. Leave the oil on for at least 8 hours, then wash your pet with a natural, gentle shampoo.
After you give either of these a try, do tell us how it worked and what you thought of these remedies. Do you know any other natural flea and tick remedies? How do you protect your pooch from pests? Let us know in the comments below and we’d love to share it with everyone!