- Dr. Lana Liable
Spring Pet Health
Spring brings with it not only May flowers and sunshine but the re-awakening of flea and tick season. I have managed my four-legged child, Amedeo, with natural remedies and avoiding the pharmaceutical preparations.
It is not hard to make excellent flea and tick sprays with organic essential oils.
A recipe that I use annually:
1 cup water
10 drops of geranium essential oil
5 drops cedar wood essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil
Put in a spray bottle and apply with each walk outside. I use this on myself as well which also, repels, mosquitos.
More garlic in his diet - 1/2-1 tsp with each meal
Clean dog bedding
Treat your carpets with a borax-like powder to reduce the flea population
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth along walls (internally and externally), under furniture and in crevices where your vacuum doesn't reach which kills the fleas
There are many options to use in order to reduce the use of toxic pharmaceutical preparations.
Happy Spring, and enjoy it with your pet without being concerned of any side effects that may be experienced.