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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Lemony Fresh: Natural Lemon Flea Repellent

Fleas...horrid little creatures who not only irritate your pets, but can be harmful to their skin and health as well. A week ago, I posted about the importance of prevention. I also shared the mistake I made last summer of not taking the time to prevent fleas before they happen - and boy did they happen. I can't say what the best form of preventing fleas is, but I do know that if I have the chance to go natural, that is what I prefer to do, so I did some research. I found a lot of people that swear by...wait for it...Lemons!

Yes, lemons! Fleas apparently hate the smell of lemons. Many people use this to their advantage during fleas season. So I though this year I would give it a try. I can't tell you all whether or not I have had success with it yet, as I have just started using the spray, but I will be sure to keep you updated as the warm weather keeps coming in. Wondering how to make a lemon repellent?
Let me show you.



Here's what you need:
  • 2 - 3 lemons
  • water
  • spray bottle
  • sieve 
  • funnel 
Easy Peasy right?
The first thing your going to want to do is slice the lemons fairly thin.

lemons

Next, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
When your water starts to boil, add your lemons, then remove from heat.
Now you wait. Let your lemon concoction steep overnight.
In the morning use your sieve to drain any seeds or other floaties out of your liquid, and remove the lemons. The final step is adding your lemon juice to a spray bottle. A funnel will help you do the job!

husky gets sprayed with flea repellent
Mika getting lemony fresh with our all natural lemon flea repellent 

Now your ready to spray!
Take your dog outside, and remember to be careful around their eyes, nose and mouth area, as lemon juice will sting the eyes, and probably not taste very good!
After I was done spraying the huskies, I used a comb, to make sure the mixture got right through both layers of their coat.

Reapply once a week.

Flea treatment for dogs
All done and sprayed! 

I really hope this lemon repellent works. It is super cheap, and not hard to apply. Plus now I have dogs who are definitely lemony fresh! The biggest bonus being, this is 100% ALL NATURAL!

Which bring us to today's letter in the #atozChallenge.


N is for Natural! The best way to keep pets healthy

That's it for today guys, thanks so much for coming by, and don't forget to enter our recent giveaway!
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Today is our Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop.
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Co hosted by Barking From The Bayou and me from Love is being owned by a husky!

Your turn! The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
What do you use for a flea repellent on your pets?


28 comments:

  1. OOH! Bet that wonderful lemon concoction smells heavenly! Lemony Fresh! Good luck...we really hope it works!
    xo Chloe an LafdyBug

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  2. Brilliant! I suppose you could also spray that lemon on a bandana to put around your pups' neck (or cat's) to keep those pesky fleas away too!!!! Great idea..............

    Pam

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    1. Heyyyy, that's a good idea!! Thanks :)

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  3. Another reason why fleas are bad. Anyone who doesn't like lemon is just not right and this now applies to fleas! We hope to never have fleas.

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  4. I also love all natural remedies, and this one sounds easy too! I just love the ideas of my dogs smelling like lemons as well...that's a bonus!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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  5. We don't get too many fleas in our area - too dry, but this is a good alternative - hope it works. Keep us posted.

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    1. I will definitely keep everyone posted!

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  6. Cool.

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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  7. This is pawsome! I love it. Lemons do a lot of amazing things. I will definitely be recommending this to some people that I know.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  8. Great, GREAT post, I love this! I'm always looking for Natural remedies for anything I can find, & this is a great find. I'm going to try it out this Summer. Definitely sharing, thanks so much!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv them

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    1. Your welcome!!! I really hope it works!!!

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  9. This spray doesn't make them sticky? I hate using chemicals on the boys. Really cool idea.

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    1. Nope, it did not make them sticky one little bit. The one thing I noticed was on their ears, I sprayed a little too much of the mixture, and the fur almost felt like hair spray was applied, but I took the comb and brushed the ears and it went away completely!

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  10. I'm wondering if it works :)

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  11. Oh awesome! I've heard before that fleas do not like citrus! :D

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    1. Yep! I just hope it works like I think it wilL!

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    1. So far so good, but we just started. I will keep updating though :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to hear how it turned out this summer.

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  14. That looks like a good preventative. Luckily fleas do not seem to like Chessie coats. Ticks are a whole other story....lol.

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