I’m such a huge fan of PINTEREST!!!. I saw a blurb on there the other day for a home-made doggie shampoo that claimed to kill fleas on the spot (yeah, no pun intended!LOL!). I’ve really been impressed with some of the home remedies that I’ve found, I figured, why not give this a try?
Leroy, our German Shorthaired Pointer, has had fleas this year. I have NEVER seen a flea on him until this summer (I guess it’s because we had such a mild winter this year, yes, even for the deep south!). He’s been scratching, biting at those little suckers and seems as though the flea drops that I put on him haven’t worked as well this year. Probably ‘cause we’ve been getting so much rain, ‘specially from Isaac, he’s been a drenched dog!
When I read the ingredients, I knew I’d have to alteast give this a shot, as I want to make him as comfy as possible. When I read the two reviews, they said it killed the fleas immediately, but I was a little skeptical, but gave it a try anyway!
½ cup Dawn
½ cup vinegar
Water to rinse
That’s it! Combine the Dawn and vinegar in a bottle, then generously apply to your wet mutt. I rubbed it in, starting on his head and worked my way down to the tail-end……and SERIOUSLY!!!!!! Those ‘lil nasties just fell off and died! I was absolutely amazed! I guess the only time you need to keep it on is how ever long it takes you to scrub-a-dub the whole pooch, then gently rinse ALL of the soap off of him. It was really easy for me to see the fleas dead, since Leroy is a short-haired dog, but I’m tellin’ ya, this stuff works! By the time I got down to his tail….there were about 15 dead fleas on it~!
Here’s some pictures of the HAPPY HAPPY flea-free dog!
This is another one of those recipes that I’ll be keeping, now that I know it works so well! I was petting him earlier this evening, and his fur was so soft and there were no “dry” spots on him.
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