Fleas are a nuisance, both to your dog and to your household. To combat them, you have a choice between commercial chemical products and natural remedies. In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of natural home remedies, many of which you can make from ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Regardless of where they live, what their daily lives are like or what breed they are, many dogs are afflicted by fleas. These small pests, whose bite provokes an itching sensation, irritate dogs no end, resulting in what seems like endless scratching.
Scratching is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, however. Dogs who are allergic to flea saliva can develop skin redness, welts and swelling, not to mention skin lesions from constant licking. Flea bites can also cause anemia, and—if fleas are ingested during the dog’s non-stop grooming—tapeworm infestations.