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DOG OWNERS: Natural homemade dog shampoo and flea repellant
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just stumbled across this today, thought other dog owners here might find it useful Heartflowers


Shampoo:
Quote:How to Make Homemade Dog Shampoo

Instructions

1 ) Take a bowl and add one full cup of an all natural liquid dish soap. This will form the base your homemade dog shampoo, and help loosen dirt and other particulate matter from the animal's fur. You want one that is advertised as being very gentle, in addition to being all natural. Seventh Generation is a favorite among dog owners, but Ecover, Dove, Ivory, or Dial would also work well. A dog's skin is just as sensitive as a human's, and you want to avoid anything that could irritate it.

2 ) Add one full cup of water and mix well. This will thin out the homemade dog shampoo so its effects will not be as harsh on the skin. Do not stir too vigorously, otherwise you will beat the mixture into a lather, which will make it much more difficult to work with and mix thoroughly. Feel free to add more water if you need to dilute the chemicals further for particularly sensitive skin.

3 ) Add one full cup of apple cider vinegar and mix. This acts like a deodorant in your homemade dog shampoo. It works to give your pet's coat a lustrous shine, and will also work to keep fleas away. It also ensures that there is no soap residue left in the fur once you rinse everything away. The best part about the vinegar is that it helps prevent the wet dog smell that most people find so terrible.


Read more: How to Make Homemade Dog Shampoo | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4750496_homemade...z1wENgT3V6



Flea Repellant:

Quote:Homemade Herbal Flea Killers

Essential oil sprays will also help reduce fleas on your dog. Combine warm water with several drops of lavender, lemon or rosemary oil and coat your dog. Don't get the mixture in his eyes or mouth. These essences make the dog smell unattractive to fleas, as does apple cider vinegar. Coating your dog with the substances will make fleas less likely to bother her.
You can make a lemon or rosemary spray by boiling 2 cups of rosemary or six lemons in a quart of water and letting the mixture steep for one to two hours. These will help keep fleas off your dog after the shampoo and flea combing. You may need to repeat the combing and the bath in a week's time if you are still finding fleas on your dog.



Read more: Homemade Flea Control for Dogs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5407373_homemade...z1wEOSjjqN

Quote:Home Made Flea Repellent [spray]

In search of a cheap, but effective flea repellent for your pooch? Then, try this: mix equal parts white vinegar and water together in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture directly to your dog's coat. Finish by working it in with your hands, and your pooch is protected from those pesky fleas.
Why This Works

Fleas hate the smell and taste of vinegar; and do their best to avoid it.

Read more: http://frugalliving.about.com/od/doityou..._Spray.htm

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RE: DOG OWNERS: Natural homemade dog shampoo and flea repellant
I used to give my dogs some garlic powder in their food during tick and flea season, just a pinch. It really worked. You could actually smell it on their breath. I'm not BSing, it was recommended to me and it worked.
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Ohio Dude  Wrote: (05-29-2012 06:58 AM)
I used to give my dogs some garlic powder in their food during tick and flea season, just a pinch. It really worked. You could actually smell it on their breath. I'm not BSing, it was recommended to me and it worked.

will add this to my list, thanks Heartflowers
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RE: DOG OWNERS: Natural homemade dog shampoo and flea repellant
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-29-2012 07:02 AM)
Ohio Dude  Wrote: (05-29-2012 06:58 AM)
I used to give my dogs some garlic powder in their food during tick and flea season, just a pinch. It really worked. You could actually smell it on their breath. I'm not BSing, it was recommended to me and it worked.

will add this to my list, thanks Heartflowers

Just make sure it's the powder and not garlic salt.


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People need to learn to let go. People and animals don't live forever. Don't make their lives miserable because you think them being gone will make your life miserable so you try to use homeopathic crap thinking they'll live longer.

I mean...come on folks.
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RE: DOG OWNERS: Natural homemade dog shampoo and flea repellant
Neem oil.
It's organic and non-toxic and it works VERY well indeed.
You can buy it at health food stores and normally comes as a bar of soap with the Neem oil in it (can sometimes be marketed as a pet soap).
It is highly effective and again,organic.
It is that safe I have even used it on my bonsai trees and all sorts of other plants to get rid of insect pests etc and it works an absolute treat-mix with water,place in a spray bottle and you have one of the safest and most effective insecticides available.
Try it,you will be amazed!
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-29-2012 07:39 AM)
People need to learn to let go. People and animals don't live forever. Don't make their lives miserable because you think them being gone will make your life miserable so you try to use homeopathic crap thinking they'll live longer.

I mean...come on folks.

Live longer? Live forever? Jptdknpa
the aim is Quality of life.

Do you actually know what Homeopathy entails? Cos this thread aint it!

Dumbass
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RE: DOG OWNERS: Natural homemade dog shampoo and flea repellant
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-29-2012 07:46 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-29-2012 07:39 AM)
People need to learn to let go. People and animals don't live forever. Don't make their lives miserable because you think them being gone will make your life miserable so you try to use homeopathic crap thinking they'll live longer.

I mean...come on folks.

Live longer? Live forever? Jptdknpa
the aim is Quality of life.

Do you actually know what Homeopathy entails? Cos this thread aint it!

Dumbass
chuckle

The fleas around here are immune to all the spot-on poisons. Like Advantix.

An I can't afford comfortis(the pill)

So dawn baths is the ticket here.

I haven't had much luck with eucalyptus oil, or garlic tablets.

And be careful with the essential oils. They are all toxic to cats, and some hurt dogs.

Make sure you leave the lather on for at least ten minutes. You are actually drowning the fleas. The soap helps the water adhere to the fleas, but drowning them is the goal.

And the shop vac is my friend.

Get rid of your carpet.

Heartflowers

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