Flea repellents for dogs.
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 18:29:48 +0200
From: Tina Bottsford <bottsfordt.SWAC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Flea repellent for dogs - Reply
I have used something on my dog the last two summers which I found very easy to use, but you may disagree with it since it's not exactly herbal. At least it's not that poison that I have washed her with before only to multiply the fleas.
Anyway, what I have used has been very, very effective. It is apple cidar vinegar. Her water bowl is about a quart size. I put a capful or two of vinegar in her water. She smells it, but she will drink it if there is nothing else. But I figure if humans can eat pickles, ketchup, etc., this has to be better than giving her a poison bath. Anyway, the first summer I tried this and amazingly it worked. We had had fleas jumping around our rug, besides on the dog and cats. Within a few days of using this method, we notice the fleas in the rug disappeared as well as on the animals. We were especially amazed that they had disappeared on the cats since they don't drink that much water. During the winter when bugs aren't so bad, I cut down or cut out giving the vinegar to the animals. This summer I wasn't as regular (every day) with the vinegar and we had a bad summer for bugs, but the fleas weren't bad at all. In fact, I could probably count on both hands the amount of times I had a flea jump on me. This is the best thing I have ever seen. I hope you will try it and have the same luck I have.