Now that flea season is here……………..

April 12, 2011


As flea season approaches, we are bombarded with ads for flea treatments for our pets.   All of these treatments are adding chemicals to our cherished cats and dogs.  Anything we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies.  The same goes for our pets.   I have an alternative.  It is a bit more time consuming, but non-toxic to your pets.

1 thinly sliced lemon

1 quart hot water

Put the lemon slices in the water and let the brew steep overnight.  Once a day during flea season, groom your pet with a flea comb.  Then lightly sponge on this  lemon rinse.       Your pets will enjoy the extra attention you are paying to them. 

 NOTE:  Please test it on a small patch of your pet’s skin to make sure it doesn’t irratate the skin  as some animals are allergic to citrus.

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One Response to “Now that flea season is here……………..”

  1. paula brand-vandenberg said

    Very helpful! I’m going to try this. I hate all those chemicals and I have shorthaired dogs so it should be a breeze!

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