Loving the Pets, Hating their Fleas
Perhaps the reality or the philosophy of ‘the yin and the yang’ is certainly correct in humans’ day to day lives. It seems that in every good thing, there is always something that can balance it. Unfortunately, some of these realities in life do have not-so-good consequences.
Take for instance the reality of having pets. Homeowners and pet owners alike can never deny the fact that these domesticated animals give them a very rewarding feeling whenever they are with them. Regrettably, if the much needed maintenance or cleaning of these furry pets will be neglected, then there will be a time that embracing these pets will never be possible again because of these fleas.
Practical Solutions Against Fleas in Pets and at Homes
Though humans and animals may not be able to fully understand why these pesky fleas are here to stay and make a wreck out of their lives; there are some available remedies that homeowners and pet lovers can take in order to get rid of these pests. Flea powders and anti-flea shampoo and soaps are the common materials for pet maintenance everywhere. On the other hand, there are a lot of things at homes that can be used to fight a possible infestation of these creepy crawlers at homes and for the pets.
One of the most common household remedies against fleas is creating a so-called flea dip. Other than buying specially-formulated flea deep formula in the market, pet lovers and homeowners need not to spend the usual expenses for these solutions. Believe it or not, the common lemons may look so harmless for humans but they are very tough against these fleas.
Preparing a lemon flea dip is very easy. However, before doing this pet routine, pet lovers should have the following items: a bottle of mild pet shampoo, a spray bottle, a bottle of cedar wood oil (or almond and lavender oil will do as well), some fresh rosemary and of course, lemons. Make a considerate amount of water to boil in a saucepan. While boiling, add lemon slices in the saucepan and leave it for a day.
Take the lemon residues and place the lemon-water concoction into the spray bottle. Wash the pets with mild shampoo thoroughly before using the flea dip spray on the pets. In order to make the flea dip spray effective, using a flea comb, gently brush or comb the pets’ fur properly. Spray the flea dip into the bodies of the pets and make sure that all hard to reach areas, such as area behind the ears, the tail, the belly and armpits are covered by this lemon concoction.