You don't have to expose your dog to toxic flea and tick meds

Natural flea repellent for dogs, cats, and humans -- kill fleas organically!
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I use Diatomaceous earth on my yard for fleas. It is a natural product from fossils that gets under the exoskeleton of the flea (dog or cat_) and kills them by drying them up. You can also sprinkle a little into the coat of your dog or cat to kill fleas. It does not hurt them. You can sprinkle some on their food to keep intestinal parasites and ear mites at bay or even cure them if that is the case.
I use DM myself and my dog and yard are flea free.
IMPORTANT~! You MUST buy the FOOD GRADE DM. There is also pool grade DM that has chemicals in it that will kill your pet. Food Grade DM can be purchased at any hardware store or Stores like Walmart, etc…
Citrus oils are often used as a natural flea remedy for controlling, repelling and killing dog fleas.
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4 Sons 'R' Us: Natural Flea Shampoo For Dogs 1 cup Dawn 1 cup Vinegar 1 quart warm water (Tried this today [12/3/2013] and it definitely seemed to work. Not sure how long it will keep the fleas off, but it killed the ones that were there and the short haired dogs coats are shiny and the long haired dog is soft & fluffy. They all smell nice too. ~J) Looking for a natural flea killer for cats and dogs? These are the best flea treatments for cat and dogs we have found.
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Vinegar has been used for centuries to clean and deodorize. It is known to work well against ant and fruit fly invasions in the kitchen. Vinegar can also be used to clean and deodorize bathrooms and toilets. Apart from these indoor uses, vinegar can be used outdoors on lawns to prevent aphids, ants and pests eating green produce. White distilled vinegar sprayed on weeds can help kill and control them. Pet owners can also use vinegar to deodorize their dogs and cats. But perhaps, the most important use of this natural ingredient (since you did visit my site about flea bites) is for getting rid of fleas and ticks.You know the scenario… you take your dog to the park where he romps and plays in the dirt and grass and you later realize he’s brought home some unwelcome tag-a-longs. Fleas. I’m itching just writing about them! Did you know that you can use as a natural flea killer?These homemade flea killer options are for dogs only, and are usually quite successful. They include apple cider vinegar, garlic, and nutritional or brewers yeast. For details on the methods, measurements, and more visit our upcoming page on Natural Flea Remedies.Boric Acid is a natural insecticide, so it’s one of the best home remedies to get rid of dog fleas. Sprinkle on all surfaces that your dog has been on — inside and outside your home (but not directly on your dog) — including carpet, furniture, and hardwood flooring. The Boric Acid kills fleas and the larvae by dehydrating them and drying them out. Let it set at least overnight… or longer. Then vacuum it up and throw away the bag. This past year, I tore out my lawn to replace with raised beds and walk on bark. I have a flea infestation, either from all the dirt or it came with the bark. It started in July, temps were over 100 and has continued unabated. I have tried everything in way of natural flea killers. My dog can't walk around the block without getting new ones. The only thing that seems to work is a natural product from EcoPure Naturals, called Flea and Tick spray. It contains only oils from thyme, oregano, rosemary, cloves, etc. Very strong but it does seem to kill the fleas. It is about 8 bucks for 4 oz and you have to saturate the hair. My dog comes to me when she itches to get sprayed now because she knows it will make the itch stop. Says not for people so I am still being eaten alive. Any remedies would be appreciated. Dog is inside and outside dog, hence fleas in house too. Creating an inhospitable environment for fleas is the best method for controlling them. While pesticides may kill adult fleas, they may not kill the eggs and, once the toxicity of the insecticide has diminished, the eggs hatch, and the cycle begins all over. The real problem here is the toxic nature of most pesticides – these poisons can do far more damage than good, as they can cause health problems for dogs and people, as well as damaging the environment.