Fighting fleas

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
May 16, 2008 2:51pm CST
I've read and commented on a lot of posts about how to control fleas. Well I was at CostCo the other day and they had a book on taking care of animals naturally. I looked up fleas and they had a "rinse" for fleas. I think it could probably be used as a flea spray. I haven't tried it yet but I am passing on the recipe to anyone who wants to try it. 1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary. 1 pint water. Boil the rosemary in the water for a few minutes, strain the leaves out and let the water cool (DUH). Then after washing your dog or cat use the stuff as a flea rinse. I think, especially for cat owners, that it could be used as a flea spray rather than strictly for a rinse. Anyhow, as I said I haven't tried it yet, but will mix up a batch today and try it on my dachshunds to see if it controls their scratching.
3 responses
• India
26 May 08
yes this does help for mild flea control but when it goes out of control, you need a stronger paste. You could also use this recipe: 2 tbps of Ginger-garlic paste squeeze 1/2 lime in the ginger-garlic paste If you have coconut oil, use 1 small spoon or anyother natural oil would do. 1 tbps of vinegar Now make a thick paste and use this on your pet to drive away fleas naturally. Also, please ensure you comb the fur thoroughly after a wash and dry your pet under hot sun. This helps giving warmth to your pet. Try more quantity if you want more. All the best and hope this helps!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
26 May 08
Wow, that is a wonderful recipe!! I've got to try it... I live in the country and we have fleas something fierce. One question, where can I get ginger-garlic paste? Is is something that I make or is it available pre-made? As soon as I can get some I am going to make the paste and try it on my mini Dachshunds as they are driving me nuts with their chewing. What is funny is that the cats don't seem to have fleas; or at least not as bad as the dogs. THANK YOU so much for the hint, it sounds like it's going to be what everyone has been looking for. Oh, do we leave it on the dog for any amount of time or use it during bath time?
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
17 May 08
That sounds like a very interesting flea treatment,I told my mom about it,and she said if we ever have another flea problem she might try it,if it actually works,so if you try it and it works let me know if you dont mind.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
16 May 08
At the very least your dachshunds will smell good! :-) I would be very interested to know if it works since I have a small dog with sensative skin and some flea products really irritate here.