Fleas can be a common problem when you have a dog, and it is difficult to know what the best product to use without harsh chemicals would be. You hear all the horror stories about chemicals and their side effects. On the other hand, fleas can cause your dog skin irritations, allergies, anemia and even death if not treated. For the safest and best flea treatments for your dog, consult your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home.
The use of chemical treatments may rid the fleas although there can be some side effects affecting your dog, such as breathing problems, tremors, vomiting, skin irritations and permanent nerve damage. Natural remedies such as eucalyptus oil can battle the flea problem without chemicals while keeping your dog’s coat healthy and vibrant. Fleas and other insects hate the smell of the eucalyptus oil. This essential oil may need to be applied more often than the chemical formulas but works to repel fleas and keep them away safely.
To help get rid of the flea problem on your dog, you will need a natural 32 ounce bottle of no-tear dog shampoo, Eucalyptus oil and a towel. Begin the process by mixing 4 - 6 drops of the eucalyptus oil into 32 ounces of the natural dog shampoo. In order to do so, you can use an eye dropper to measure the eucalyptus oil. Mix the oil well into the shampoo.
Start the bath water to get it to a comfortable warm temperature. Be sure the bathing room is warm before starting this process. Wet your dog completely all over. Place a cotton ball in each ear to avoid water and soap in the ear.
Bathe your dog as you normally would with this eucalyptus shampoo, creating a nice rich lather from head to toe, taking care not to get any of the shampoo mixture into the eyes. Let the mixture sit on your dog for about five minutes before rinsing. Repeat with the eucalyptus shampoo process and rinse very well.
Towel dry your dog and follow up with a thorough blow drying. If your dog has long fur, try to dry in the direction of the hair growth to prevent it from getting snarls.
For added protection, you can make a spray mixture of 2 – 3 drops of eucalyptus oil in 16 oz. of water for your dog and spray it lightly onto the clean dry coat. Let it air dry.
Additional tips – Eucalyptus oil can also be rubbed into your dog’s collar to work as a natural flea collar.
Use the eucalyptus oil as directed and it is not advisable to place directly on your dogs’ skin.
Monitor your dog often, especially during the flea season and treat as soon as just one flea pops up on your pet. When treating your dog for fleas, it is also imperative that you treat the home and yard as well or the problem with be continual.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
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