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Keep Your Pet Green and Healthy This Summer!

July 25, 2011

Fleas can cause discomfort for your pets and for their owners.  Since chemical flea removers present a health risk to your pet, it is important to use natural and eco-friendly techniques to rid your pet of fleas.  Here are some tips for keeping your dog healthy and green: 

Bathing your pet weekly will help get rid of fleas.  Special chemical shampoos are not necessary for a flea bath to be effective, baby shampoo works just as well.  The proper technique for giving your pet a bath is really just about the same as washing your hair.  Try to make bath time part of your pet’s normal weekly routine.  Remember to wash your pet’s bedding as often as you can to prevent flea infestations from developing.

Using a flea comb on your pet’s fur will safely remove any fleas or flea eggs that are nestled in the fur.  Dip the comb in soapy water and gently work it all across your pet’s coat.  Concentrate on the neck, belly and hindquarters where fleas love to hide. 

Instead of buying chemical sprays to keep fleas away, simply make your own home made flea spray using natural ingredients.  Make a solution that is one part vinegar or lemon juice to five parts water and spray on your pet.  This eco-friendly blend will help keep fleas away.

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