How do you kill fleas quickly and naturally on your dog?


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To eliminate fleas quickly and naturally, locate the source of the infestation, clean up all areas associated with the dog, wash the dog with an appropriate shampoo, and apply a rosemary water solution followed by lavender oil to the dog's fur. Make your dog less attractive to fleas by adding brewer's yeast to its food.

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  1. Locate the source of the infestation

    Discover if the source of the infestation is the dog or an external item.

  2. Wash anything your dog touches

    Use hot water and strong laundry detergent to wash the dog bed, towels, rugs and other cloth items on which the dog lies. Vacuum the floor and furniture nearby, remove the vacuum bag, tie it, and dispose of it in an outside garbage receptacle. Wash all hard surfaces with soap.

  3. Wash the dog

    Use your chosen flea and tick shampoo to wash your dog.

  4. Make a rosemary water solution

    Boil several cups worth of water, and then infuse 2 cups of fresh rosemary in it. Let the rosemary steep for 30 minutes. Strain the rosemary out of the water, and allow the water to cool enough so that it does not injure the dog's skin.

  5. Pour the rosemary water over your dog

    While the water is still warm, pour it all over your dog. Allow the dog to air dry.

  6. Apply lavender oil

    Once the dog is dry, place two to three drops of lavender oil at the base of its neck and the base of its tail.

  7. Add brewer's yeast to your dog's food

    To prevent fleas from returning, add brewer's yeast to your dog's food. Consult your veterinarian for the exact dosage based on your dog's weight.

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