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Protecting your pets from pesky fleas

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Fleas have always been a nuisance to us and our furry companions. They can get so bad sometimes that simply using a flea comb and vacuuming often doesn't help. If your pet is suffering from an infestation of fleas, here are some methods, both natural and chemical, to aide your pet.

Natural methods:

1. Applying some oils (eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil , citronella, lavender, or geranium) to your pets collar makes a natural flea collar. However, make sure to be careful when using Eucalyptus oil on a cat's collar they because are extremely sensitive to it. If you choose to use that oil it is recommended to consult your vet first.

2. You can also apply yeast to your pets skin and food. Fleas do not like the taste of yeast this will stop them from making a meal out of your best friend.

3. Getting a dehumidifier is another simple way to discourage fleas, though you might need two depending on the size of your room. Fleas require 50% or higher relative humidity to live, so keeping the dehumidifier on for about two days will kill all of the adult, larvae, and eggs.

If you feel like you need to take more drastic action, here are some chemical methods:

4. Placing powders around your house, such as flea buster and flea stopper, is a cheap and effective way to get rid of fleas indoors. This is also an alternative to applying chemicals directly on your animals as this is a carpet powder.

5. There are also flea collars you can buy at stores like Pet-co, and even Target, that once put on your pet and left on for several months will kill off the fleas and prevent eggs from hatching.

6. Another option is to go to your local vet and purchase some flea medication. However, this method should be your last resort since most of these medicines have harmful and unsafe chemicals in them, some of which can affect both you and your pet.

It is important for you to find a way that you are comfortable with to manage fleas, and these are just some of the different ways to eradicate them. Also, remember to contact your local Veterinary before trying any of the methods to keep your furry pal safe.



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