I have two small dogs and they always have fleas! I don’t have enough money to buy flashy flea removal medicine. If you know any good home remedies that won’t hurt my dogs and remove fleas, please tell me. Thank you! 😀

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  1. SHOW BREEDERS SELL MUTANT PUPS.

    i use sevins dust for gardens.but heres a good home remedy.take a small lamp with a shade on it and put it on the flood put some shallow lids around it.take some soapy water and put in the lids the fleas will come to the light and jump in the soapy water and drowned do this every night when you go to bed and see how many fleas is in it in the morning.i use this remedy every summer so far so good no fleas in the house or on my dogs.i use the sevins dust on my back yard to keep the fleas out of the yard.but it’s safe for dogs and pups any age.

  2. Mommy of 2

    If you have carpets, throw a cheap flea collar into the bag or canister.
    Give your dogs garlic in their food.
    Vinegar in a spray bottle, and regular baths with a flea shampoo will work too.
    My daughters Rat Terrier had a flea infestation when she was a pup and too young for any kind of treatment and my vet suggested the above.
    Also, you have to remember that interupting the flea’s cycle is important. Fleas feed off of blood (human or animal host) and defecate, so sweep and mop daily with hot water and bleach. Vaccum daily as well.
    If you keep your home and animals clean you will eventually get rid of them, and limit the dogs to a certain area so you don’t get fleas in your furniture and carpets so bad that you’ll have a full blown infestation.

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    flea problems are tough, because you need to have all bases covered to successfully get rid of them altogether. it’s not enough to just kill the ones on the animal. you have to treat your yard and home too.
    as far as home remedies, lavender naturally repels fleas. plant some on the perimeter of your house. make lavender water and spray your dogs fur. use lavender shampoos. place lavender buds around your home. put a drop or two of lavender essential oils on your dogs bedding (and your sheets/furniture). you get the idea.
    borax salts (also called sodium polyborate) causes fleas to dry out and kills the larvae when they inhale or try to eat the dust. work it deeply into the carpet and leave it on. vacuum up the excess. make sure to remove your pets during this, and wear a mask while applying it and vacuuming it. you can let them back on the carpet after you vacuum. this is said to be a very effective way to get rid of fleas.
    also you should thoroughly clean your place. vacuum the heck out of everything. steam cleaning will kill whatever eggs are there. they cant handle heat, so you could heat your place to 100+ degrees (of course you need to take your dogs and go somewhere else for the day), and when you get back vacuum.
    you also need to treat your yard. grassy areas and moist areas can be treated with agricultural lime. make sure you don’t use the kind that is used in construction work. this will dry out the fleas. or you could water the heck out of your lawn and drown them out too.
    hope this helps. fleas are such a pain.

  4. Tika's Mommy

    Do not buy any of the flea medications that are in grocery stores or pet stores, they may kill your dogs.
    My breeder advised giving dogs over the age of six months a B1 vitamin to help keep fleas away, but if you already have an infestation this may not work.
    Unfortunately unless you can save up some money to treat your home and the dogs you won’t be able to get rid of them.

  5. kttlwist

    i had a friend that gave his dogs a used motor oil bath whenever he saw any signs of fleas…..and then he would put them in a pen outside and fog his home while the oil did it’s thing (whatever that was) and then he would rebathe them in a special dog shampoo to remove the motor oil from their coats and dry them off. make sure you put one of those anti-scratch collars on them so they don’t get the motor oil in their mouths while in the pen. the guy never had flea problems that i know of and he said it was because of the motor oil. but that’s just a home-remedy. good luck!

  6. Elizabet

    I’m not a grooming expert, nor a groomer myself. But my cousins dog had a couple…
    Fleas are sort of like lice, but for dogs. So bath them, shampoo them well, blow-dry and brush. That worked, well for my cousins dog…
    What worked well to SEE them, was either use cornstarch or baby powder. Then brush throughly, and you might see em’ crawling around your lovely pets.
    Try it. 🙂
    Hope this helped, if not don’t keep on trying if it didn’t work the first or second time… and I’m berry sorry.
    (P.S. If you didn’t know, the only was your dog got fleas was because they played outside when it was a bit dirty with tiny critters jumping around.)

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    this is what my mam is trying
    get 1 big lemon and cut it up
    put it in a big bowl
    get some rosemary (think it was that)
    put that in with the lemon
    boil some water and pour it in the bowl and let it steep overnight
    finally pour the water into a spray bottle and its ready to use

  8. Lovelyto

    As for getting them off the pets, I don’t know.
    I highly suggest flea medicine. Find the money, love your pets <3
    As for getting them out of your HOUSE, put tins of warm water around, and leave the lights on, most will jump in.

  9. letterst

    do a yahoo search for
    homeopathic flea control for dogs
    the reason your dogs are re infested all the time is because the fleas are dropping eggs. so these eggs will eventually hatch.

  10. BellaCat

    Its worth the money to buy the drops. Really. Afterwards, go to the laundry aisle of a grocery store and buy BORAX. Put in on your carpets, wait a few days, vaccuum.

  11. Beeker

    Then you shouldn’t have dogs. That may sound harsh, but if you can’t afford the meds they need then you shouldn’t own them.

  12. Red Irish Fox

    Be a responsible pet owner and save the money to buy the flea medicine. I’ve seen for $25 at Target and the shampoo is $5.

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I have two small dogs and they always have fleas! I don’t have enough money to buy flashy flea removal medicine. If you know any good home remedies that won’t hurt my dogs and remove fleas, please tell me. Thank you! 😀

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Comments

  1. SHOW BREEDERS SELL MUTANT PUPS.

    i use sevins dust for gardens.but heres a good home remedy.take a small lamp with a shade on it and put it on the flood put some shallow lids around it.take some soapy water and put in the lids the fleas will come to the light and jump in the soapy water and drowned do this every night when you go to bed and see how many fleas is in it in the morning.i use this remedy every summer so far so good no fleas in the house or on my dogs.i use the sevins dust on my back yard to keep the fleas out of the yard.but it’s safe for dogs and pups any age.

  2. Mommy of 2

    If you have carpets, throw a cheap flea collar into the bag or canister.
    Give your dogs garlic in their food.
    Vinegar in a spray bottle, and regular baths with a flea shampoo will work too.
    My daughters Rat Terrier had a flea infestation when she was a pup and too young for any kind of treatment and my vet suggested the above.
    Also, you have to remember that interupting the flea’s cycle is important. Fleas feed off of blood (human or animal host) and defecate, so sweep and mop daily with hot water and bleach. Vaccum daily as well.
    If you keep your home and animals clean you will eventually get rid of them, and limit the dogs to a certain area so you don’t get fleas in your furniture and carpets so bad that you’ll have a full blown infestation.

  3. Buffy

    flea problems are tough, because you need to have all bases covered to successfully get rid of them altogether. it’s not enough to just kill the ones on the animal. you have to treat your yard and home too.
    as far as home remedies, lavender naturally repels fleas. plant some on the perimeter of your house. make lavender water and spray your dogs fur. use lavender shampoos. place lavender buds around your home. put a drop or two of lavender essential oils on your dogs bedding (and your sheets/furniture). you get the idea.
    borax salts (also called sodium polyborate) causes fleas to dry out and kills the larvae when they inhale or try to eat the dust. work it deeply into the carpet and leave it on. vacuum up the excess. make sure to remove your pets during this, and wear a mask while applying it and vacuuming it. you can let them back on the carpet after you vacuum. this is said to be a very effective way to get rid of fleas.
    also you should thoroughly clean your place. vacuum the heck out of everything. steam cleaning will kill whatever eggs are there. they cant handle heat, so you could heat your place to 100+ degrees (of course you need to take your dogs and go somewhere else for the day), and when you get back vacuum.
    you also need to treat your yard. grassy areas and moist areas can be treated with agricultural lime. make sure you don’t use the kind that is used in construction work. this will dry out the fleas. or you could water the heck out of your lawn and drown them out too.
    hope this helps. fleas are such a pain.

  4. Tika's Mommy

    Do not buy any of the flea medications that are in grocery stores or pet stores, they may kill your dogs.
    My breeder advised giving dogs over the age of six months a B1 vitamin to help keep fleas away, but if you already have an infestation this may not work.
    Unfortunately unless you can save up some money to treat your home and the dogs you won’t be able to get rid of them.

  5. kttlwist

    i had a friend that gave his dogs a used motor oil bath whenever he saw any signs of fleas…..and then he would put them in a pen outside and fog his home while the oil did it’s thing (whatever that was) and then he would rebathe them in a special dog shampoo to remove the motor oil from their coats and dry them off. make sure you put one of those anti-scratch collars on them so they don’t get the motor oil in their mouths while in the pen. the guy never had flea problems that i know of and he said it was because of the motor oil. but that’s just a home-remedy. good luck!

  6. Elizabet

    I’m not a grooming expert, nor a groomer myself. But my cousins dog had a couple…
    Fleas are sort of like lice, but for dogs. So bath them, shampoo them well, blow-dry and brush. That worked, well for my cousins dog…
    What worked well to SEE them, was either use cornstarch or baby powder. Then brush throughly, and you might see em’ crawling around your lovely pets.
    Try it. 🙂
    Hope this helped, if not don’t keep on trying if it didn’t work the first or second time… and I’m berry sorry.
    (P.S. If you didn’t know, the only was your dog got fleas was because they played outside when it was a bit dirty with tiny critters jumping around.)

  7. spider pig!!!1

    this is what my mam is trying
    get 1 big lemon and cut it up
    put it in a big bowl
    get some rosemary (think it was that)
    put that in with the lemon
    boil some water and pour it in the bowl and let it steep overnight
    finally pour the water into a spray bottle and its ready to use

  8. Lovelyto

    As for getting them off the pets, I don’t know.
    I highly suggest flea medicine. Find the money, love your pets <3
    As for getting them out of your HOUSE, put tins of warm water around, and leave the lights on, most will jump in.

  9. letterst

    do a yahoo search for
    homeopathic flea control for dogs
    the reason your dogs are re infested all the time is because the fleas are dropping eggs. so these eggs will eventually hatch.

  10. Beeker

    Then you shouldn’t have dogs. That may sound harsh, but if you can’t afford the meds they need then you shouldn’t own them.

  11. Red Irish Fox

    Be a responsible pet owner and save the money to buy the flea medicine. I’ve seen for $25 at Target and the shampoo is $5.

  12. Doug

    I’m not sure but I think sprinkling table salt in all of your carpet and then letting it set for a while works.
    Try google.

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