Garlic and apple vinegar for dog to repel flea??

Indonesia
February 9, 2010 12:21pm CST
Hey everyone i wanna ask about natural remedies especially garlic and apple vinegar to repel flea,, for this late i gave my dogs garlic and apple vinegar to repel flea but i think is not really effective for now because there still a flea bite on them,, so i wanna ask how long garlic would be effective to repel flea??
2 responses
• United States
10 Feb 10
Hey BlueGhost - I read your response where you said you give your golden 5 cloves and your pom 1 clove. That concerns me. It sounds like a lot. Be careful - too much could be toxic. I know dogs react differently and your dogs sound like they can tolerate it but just be careful. I personally would decrease 1-2 cloves for the golden and 1/2 clove for the pom. Do the research - it's dosed by weight. I have a bottle of chopped garlic in my frige and add about a teaspoon to the food for our malinois and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon for our bichon. Neem is good and can be used as a supplement, made into a spray repellent and added to shampoo. My husband and I have had many different dogs for over 20 years and have never had a flea problem.
• Indonesia
11 Feb 10
Oh thx for your advice casarivasplata,, I don't know if give garliv to much can be toxic,, by the way could you tell me how long garlic would be effective to repel fleas??
• United States
12 Feb 10
I don't exactly know how long the effectiveness is but what is does is it permeates the dogs coat giving out an odor that the fleas don't like. It should work if you add it to your dog's food a few times a week, maybe every other day. Like I said, bring it down to 1-2 cloves for your golden and probably 1/4 for your pom.
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
Thx for your advice casari
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I've never heard of this home remedy for fleas..Do you feed it to them or apply it to them? I have a friend that swears by adding brewers yeast to her dogs food for preventing fleas. She sas it works as long as she does it on a regular basis.
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
and what is the regular basis in giving those things (mixing it with the dogfood) every time you feed or every other day or once a week. thanks
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
10 Feb 10
she says once a week in the wintertime, fleas aren't really an issue then but she likes to keep it in their system, in the spring and summer 3 times a week..more if it's a bad flea season. Evidently the yeast gives the dog an odor that fleas find unpleasant but humans don't notice.
• Indonesia
10 Feb 10
Well i'm feed it to my own dog everday,, i give my golden 5 cloves garlic and 2 spoon apple vinegar and 1 clove garlic and 1 tea spoon apple vinegar for my Pomeranian everyday,, But still i must wait for the effect because it's not effective in 1 night