Jan 26, 2020
Fleas and ticks are a common problem among ESA letter dogs. They can be really dangerous for the health of your dog. There are plenty of medicines available that can help you tackle this problem. But there is no rule book that says you can’t try some of them on your own at home. However, you have to be really careful with this as a slight mistake can be dangerous for your pup.
Here are some simple home remedies that will also be easy on your pocket.
How to Treat the Skin of Your Dog
Vinegar is one of the most common staple ingredients that is also used as a cleaning solution to remove tough stains. You can also use vinegar to treat fleas on your pet. The reason is that fleas cannot handle the smell of vinegar. Lucky for us, isn’t it?
A spray bottle – preferably a new one that does not have any sort of chemicals in it,
If white vinegar is not available, then you can also go for apple cider vinegar.
Both the ingredients will work fine. You can choose the one that is easily available.
Use water and vinegar in a ratio of 1:1 and mix them together. If it seems to be too strong for your pup, you can dilute the vinegar in a 1:3 ratio.
Spray the mixture on the skin of your dog and let its fur coat dry for a while.
If your dog is not a fan of the spray bottle, then you can use a washcloth.
Soak it in the mixture and use it in order to clean your pet.
How to Treat Your Dog from the Inside
Along with cleaning the fur of your pup, you can also use certain methods that will make the skin of your dog less attractive to fleas. The easiest method is to add apple cider vinegar in your pet’s water bottle.
A bowl of water
Apple cider vinegar
Maintain the ratio of one teaspoon apple cider vinegar to a quart of water.
You can also consult your dog’s vet to get a better suggestion for the amount of vinegar that should be added according to your pet’s weight.
If your ESA dog is not a fan of the mixture then the best option is to gradually increase the amount of apple cider vinegar. Start with a very little amount.
How to Keep Your Yard Free of Fleas
The best option is to keep your yard flea free. It is an extremely effective method as it is preventative.
Fleas don’t do very well in sunlight. Try to keep as little shade in your yard as possible.
Fleas tend to avoid strong smells. You can plant some herbs with a very strong scent near your doors and in the yard. As an example, you can plant thyme, sage, basil, mint, etc.
Another option is to use natural predators to hunt down the fleas — for example, ants, lizards, spiders. You can also purchase Nematodes – a deadly predator for fleas and spread them in the yard.
Use Heat to Prevent Fleas
Fleas cannot survive the heat. You can use this to your advantage. Wash your dog’s linens, toys and clothes in hot water and dry them in direct sunlight or on high heat. This will make it impossible for the fleas to survive.
Use Natural Sprays in the House
Regularly vacuum your home as it is one of the easiest remedies to keep your house flea free. You can also prepare some homemade house sprays.
Use a saltwater mix to clean hardwood floors.
Rosemary and lavender have a strong scent for fleas but not so much for us. You can use them in your house to have a nice smelling space and to keep the fleas away.
Mix lemon in water and spray it around the house and in the favorite spots of your pet.
Your pet is your responsibility and you have to make sure that you take proper care of its hygiene. If you are moving to a new place, make sure that you have an ESA letter so that you can live with a pet. To ensure that you have a valid letter, you can look for an ESA letter sample online to verify your letter.
As soon as you move, making your house flea free should be the first thing on your mind.
Follow these simple home remedies to ensure that your pet is comfortable and completely free of fleas and ticks.
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New York, NY, USA