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Eucalyptus Oil and Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas in Dogs

Fleas can be normal in dogs. There are natural remedies for the relief of fleas in dogs including the use of Eucalyptus oil. Placing the oil in shampoo or creating a spray can work as a natural remedy for the relief of fleas in dogs.

Parasites can be a common and annoying problem for many dog owners. Many dogs have fleas and they can cause some health problems such as skin irritations, allergies, anemia and even death if not treated. Chemical treatments may rid the fleas although there can be some side effects such as to create 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 no-tear dog shampoo, 32 ounce, Eucalyptus oil and a towel. To begin the process, mix 4 - 6 drops of the eucalyptus oil into 32 ounces of a 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 good warm temperature. 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 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 and rinse 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 the fur from getting matted.

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.

http://www.learningherbs.com/natural_flea_remedies.html

http://www.thewholedog.org/EOFleas.html

 

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Comments (2)

Great advice and well written article. Thanks for sharing.

Ranked #6 in Pet Health

I have owned dogs and cats all my life and I never knew of this method for ridding them of fleas.

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