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Fleas can become the biggest problem of your dogs, the population of the flea can explode to six to seven weeks on the starting of the spring season, & these dark brown insects prefer temperatures of 60 to 85 degrees. So, dog owners need to take care of this issue. Dogs can get affected with fleas through contact with other dogs or contact with other fleas in the environment. These insects feed on blood from dogs and people, & jump onto passing dogs & hide down under the fur to the skin. Affected dogs feel irritated and frustrated which causes some changes in their behavior, and you might see your dog in scratching, chewing & licking more than normal on certain areas of his body.
Steps to take for the Flea prevention for dogs
Start with the back yard
First, take care of your backyard because there are many fleas might be hiding in this area. You need to use nematodes to minimize flea population on your yard when the spring season comes up because they can be your best friend when it comes to keeping your yard flea-free.
Flea medicine at home
You can make a flea medicine for your dogs at home. Add a half-cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and two cups of water with regular dog shampoo, then pour this mixture into a bottle and use it to bath your dog every week. Keep continuing this process for a couple of weeks, & you will notice that your dog behaves better, because that mixture killed those fleas.
Another easier way to kill those fleas is making the flea spray. You will need to gather, a cup of white distilled vinegar, a quart of fresh water, 2-3 drops of cedar oil and a decent size of a spray bottle. The essential oil in not very important, but it will create a nice smell while spraying. If you want it, then add 3-4 drops as you add a cup of white distilled vinegar to a quart of fresh water, & fill the spray bottle, and mist your dog. You have to be careful that it doesn’t get in his eyes, ears, and nose. Keep spraying on his body & the area behind his ears. This way all the fleas hiding in his body will die.
We hope you will see the results of flea prevention for dogs.
Matthew Frank was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was a reputed author of Pet Therapy Dogs and Pet Dog Cat.
Matthew is a regular author of this blog who is studying Veterinary medicine at Purdue University.