DIY Natural Flea Collar
There are safe alternatives to using pesticides on our dogs. Here is a recipe for a flea collar that you can make at home. The recipe calls for essential oils. Be sure to use authentic essential oils these are NOT toxic perfumes. Unlike ordinary insecticide products, this mixture is safe and consists of non-toxic ingredients. You may also spray a little bit onto the area on the back between the shoulder blades (where on spot treatments like Frontline are applied). You don’t want your dog to lick it. Do NOT spray onto your dog’s face.
You may read about the flea products on the market and learn critical information about most of them in my articles Natural Flea & Tick Repellent and Beware of the New Tick & Flea Products. A great majority of product on the market contain extremely toxic active ingredients which are categorized as “pesticides” by the EPA. That’s right, and a huge number of consumers are unknowingly applying pesticides onto their dogs which are being absorbed into their system. Pretty scary!!!
Just be sure that you confirm the safety of using essential oils on your dog with a vet who is well-versed in essential oils (especially if your dog has kidney disease or seizure disorders).
1. Mix the oils together and apply them to the collar. Remember to always shake well before each application.
2. Allow to dry before placing on your pet.
This collar will repel fleas throughout the warmer months. All you need to do is re-apply the oils once its effectiveness starts to wear off (when you cannot smell the oils as strongly anymore).
|La, Kacie. “4 DIY Essential Oil Recipes For Your Dog.” Dogs Naturally Magazine. Dogs Naturally Magazine, 24 July 2015. Web. 24 July 2015. <http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/4-diy-essential-oil-recipes-for-your-dog/>.|