Home Remedies for our Pets:

FLEAS

**To remove fleas from any animal, carpet, or whatever: **FLEAS: If you have had a terrible time getting rid of fleas in your home. Try Borax laundry soap. Vacuum your carpet well. Then sprinkle the Borax over your carpet. Use a broom and work it down into the fibers of your carpet really good. Don't vacuum for a week unless you have to. The fleas will eat the Borax. It will cause them to dehydrate and die. Repeat the process every week or so for a month. It really works, it's cheap and it is safe to use even if you have small children.

**another option for Fleas in your carpet: Sprinkle table salt on the carpet and leave a few days. Vacuum up. This will kill the fleas in the carpet and will thus lead to flea-free pets. Make sure to throw out your vacuum bag.

** The New Shoo Tag is proving to be very very effective in keeping pest away from your dog, hence preventing flea infestation as well as keeping mosquitoes at bay. http://astore.amazon.com/doodlesville-20/detail/B0021L8XBO

**Joy soap kills fleas. Just add a few drops to a mild shampoo.

**Dandruff shampoo makes an excellent flea bath.

**Awesome Flea Trap >Small white dish (they love white) a little water and a touch of Dawn dish Detergent, place it under a night light

**Fleas on your dogs: take a new spray bottle and fill half of it with apple cider vinegar and half with warm tap water. Shake well and spray on the dog's coat. Rub it in good. No need to rinse, just let it dry, and use it daily or as needed

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NATURAL HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE:

Prescribed heartworm preventative is actually poison that goes into your pets bloodstream. why would you do that?  The recent shut down of the makers of Interceptor and Sentinel has woke me up to the dangers of these meds. And we have chosen to go a different route. Here are some options: Natural Heartworm preventative option is my first

** Garlic Mosquitoes and other insects are naturally repelled by garlic. You can feed your dog garlic daily to keep away heartworm infected mosquitoes. Dogs who weigh in excess of 50 pounds should be given 2 teaspoons of garlic daily. Smaller dogs can have no more than 1/2 teaspoon daily. Excessive amounts of garlic can be potentially dangerous for dogs, so consult a veterinarian about this treatment. Garlic should never be given to cats, because they have a natural sensitivity to it. (source ehow.com)

** Keep Mosquitoes away! just Add a few drops of essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, to 10 oz of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture each time your pet leaves the house,, **Lemon recipe is awesome, cut lemon into quarters, boil 2 cups water, wrap lemon slices in cheese cloth, tie off drop in hot water and steep over night, in the morning squeeze lemon, drain with cheese cloth into a spray bottle and walla Instant flea tick and mosquito repellant. spray on dog each time it goes outside or as needed. (make sure you refrigerate the lemon spay it will mold. The lemon spray works for fleas and ticks as well.

If your Dog were to get Heartworm there is a herbal treatment that I stand behind and recommend, rather then the traditional treatment the vets do requiring giveing arsenic daily to kill the heartworm. too many dogs have died due to this procedure, There are alternative ways to rid of these nasty critters. You can Purchase Heartworm Free here>http://astore.amazon.com/doodlesville-20/detail/B00454AS0E

**SAFE PEST CONTROL - ANTS>Do you have trouble with ants but you're afraid to use poison because of your pets, No worries ! Try putting out some cornmeal instead. They will take it to their nest to eat. Little do they know they can't digest it and will kill out their whole colony. Leaving your pet safe and your home chemical free.

**If your dog is killing off the grass from urine,,, feed it cooked mashed pumpkin, a couple of tablespoons per day, it takes some of the acid out of the urine which is causing the dead patches.

** If you are clipping your dogs nails and hit a vein, to stop the bleeding either take the cooking seasoning ALUM and put the powder on the tip of nail, the bleeding will stop. If no Alum take a bar of soap, especially the one in your shower and place nail in soap as if to clog the flow and the bleeding will stop almost immediately. Try to have septic powder available whenever you clip nails.

 

In Closing: I hope these few tips have helped you and that using Natural Homemade Products for your pets is the way you choose to go. I hate to ever hear of animals being effected by what veterinarians have recommended as they are instructed by drug companies that supposedly works then our pets end up paying for it in the long run. Lets try some alternatives, maybe them some vets will follow suit. If you have questions and I can help in any way please let me know.