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Natural Flea Remedies- Flores Bloodline

#1 Fleas are tiny, brown, wingless insect that survive by drinking the blood of your pets. These pests are a stubborn species and are very difficult and time-consuming to get rid of. Female fleas will lay about 2,000 eggs in her life span of 10 months, i.e. about 27 to 45 eggs a day. Fleas can wait for as long as 8 months while finding a host to live on.

Fleas might bring viral and bacterial infections and other diseases to your animals and to you as well. They are the culprits for the spreading of the flea worm, which causes anemia, allergic reactions and excessive scratching. Once your pets have fleas' problem, it is important for you to eliminate these pests thoroughly before they spread to other pets. Besides cleaning your infected pets, you also have to destroy all fleas hidden around your home and yards to prevent this problem from recurring.

Apple Cider Vinegar: This is among the most recommended remedies for treating fleas for pets and also for preventing human from flea bites.

  • For treating pets: Pour apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle and dilute with water in 1:1 ratio. Bathe you pets in baby shampoo first before spraying the solution on them. Keep on rubbing their skin while spraying. Do this every other day for 2 weeks. At the same time, add 3 tbsp of the vinegar to each gallon of their drinking water. However, if the dog has open sores, don’t spray it with vinegar as it burns so bad.
  • For preventing human from flea bites: Wet a washcloth in vinegar and wipe the whole body. Let it dry and get dressed, you may also apply Benadryl and calamine lotion. At the same time, mix 1 tbsp of vinegar with 8 oz. of water and drink once a day. It takes about 3 weeks to see the result.

Dawn Dish Soap Lemon/citrus: Use the Dawn to bathe the cats or dogs as it will kill the fleas effectively. First, put the soap on a washcloth and clean the areas around the eyes, nose, mouth, chin and ears carefully (don’t apply soap too near the sensitive areas). Then, continue down to the neck area, private part, tail and legs. Lastly, wash the rest of the pet’s body in any order using a flea comb. The suds barrier will prevent the fleas from escaping. This is an effective method for killing fleas.

20 mule team Borax: Fleas--Now is the time to rid your house with natural products. Save a bundle. Mostly, be kind to your animals. Spread dry 20 Mule team Borax, about 1 and a half to 2 cups per average size carpeted room. That is where the fleas live and breed in your house.

Leave for 2 weeks without vacuuming so the cycle covers eggs, larvae and adults. You will have eliminated your household fleas for at least a year and a half. If you get a few freezes, your yard should be pretty well rid of them as well.

Be careful in warmer weather what pets may bring in from a drop in. Your yard could become reinfested. Visitors arrive with a dog with fleas? Keep your yard flea free by asking them to contain their dog (safely, not in hot car).

Treat your animals flea allergy with Willards water xxx and watch the quick healing. Also a natural product that does some amazing things. Check on internet about Willard's water. Your pets will be so much better off and comfortable.


 Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth-Borax: The diatomaceous earth and borax should be purchased from local garden store. Mix together the earth and borax, 1 1/2 lbs each with a cup of salt. Sprinkle the mixture throughout your home (e.g. carpets and harder to reach areas). Leave it for a few days before vacuuming it up. However, if your have children at home, you may want to use an alternative way. You can pour the mixture into the vacuum cleaner bag and then thoroughly vacuum the house. All the fleas that have been sucked will then die inside the bag. This solution is good for killing fleas but not their un-hatched eggs. Therefore, you might need to repeat the process.

Vinegar-Dish Soap Bath plus Heating Pad: This method is good for small pets such as kitten. It involves 3 steps, i.e. bathing, tweezing and heating pad flea-hunting.

  • Bathing: Fill a tub half way with lukewarm water and add in some vinegar (any type). Then, put the kitten in the vinegar solution (except for its head). Then, take it out and apply the dish soap on the body and massage gently (the fleas will be running towards its head). To kill the fleas on the head, wash with baby shampoo (be very careful not to get into its eyes). After that, rinse the fur entirely with the vinegar solution.
  • Tweezing: After the vinegar-dish soap bath, tweeze off all of the fleas slowly using a pair of tweezers. When it is done, put the kitten in the vinegar solution again. After that, rinse off with lukewarm water and then towel dry.
  • Heating Pad Fleas-hunting: Place a blanket on a heating pad and set on LOW (not too hot). Put the clean kitten on it and do the fleas-hunting once again. When it is done, towel dried them very well.

Dish Soap-Lamp Flea Trap: In a light colored bowl (preferably white), fill in some water and add a few drops of dishwashing soap to make a solution. Put the bowl under a switched-on lamp. The light colored bowl allows more light to be absorbed, attracting the fleas. The soap covers the fleas and makes them drown and sink to the bottom of the bowl.

Neem or Oatmeal Shampoo with Essential Oil: Bath your pets using shampoo added with two drops of essential oils is an excellent way to kill fleas. Leave the lather on your pet for a few minutes before rinsing it off very well.

Flea Prevention Diet: Add garlic and sulphur to your dog's diet once a week will help preventing fleas. Giving Black Walnut Hulls (the capsule form can be found at many health food stores) to the dogs will also help repelling fleas. It may take about 4 to 6 weeks for these solutions to be effective.

Avon's Skin So Soft: Rub your dog's coat with it as it repels fleas. But don’t apply too much as it will make the pet’s fur a little greasy.

#2 Did you know that a flea could jump 100 times its own height? Did you also know that just one female flea will produce 20,000 eggs in a period of only three months?' Lastly, did you know that it can take anywhere from three to six weeks for flea eggs to hatch? Now that's definitely some eye opening, yet frightening flea trivia!

The pests in question are tiny, brown, wingless insects that survive on the blood of your pet. Unfortunately once they have found that food source they are very difficult to get rid of. Any of you who have been faced with the regrettable task of dealing with fleas truly know how trying it can be, and how incredibly quickly the problem can spread to other pets and to your home. 

So first let's talk about a couple of ways in which we can prevent flea problems for our pets altogether.  The addition of Garlic to every one of our dog's meals will help to keep them free of fleas, as will the addition of Sulphur to their diet on a once a week basis. You can also try giving your pet Black Walnut Hulls that come in a capsule form at many health food stores which will repel not only fleas but also, ticks and mosquitoes.  Keep in mind that none of these solutions will work overnight and may take about four to six weeks before they are effective.

If you suspect that your pet does have a flea infestation examine the animal closely by separating the hair on the animals back or flank area.  You want to be able to view the skin of the animal as well as possible and it will always be easier to detect fleas on those pets that have a lighter skin tone.  During your search you might actually be able to see a flea scurrying by, but more likely you will see the evidence that the flea has left behind.  Flea dirt (or feces) will appear as small, black pebbles in the fur and on the skin.  To determine whether or not what you see is actually flea dirt, take some wet paper towel and wipe it over areas where the dirt is most prominent.  If the dirt on the wet paper towel has dissolved into red blood then you can bet that you are indeed dealing with a flea problem.

Now let's get down to bathing your flea infested friend.  Use an herbal shampoo that contains a combination of any of pine cedar, bergamot, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, citronella, juniper or geranium.  Before you wet down your pet here's a handy trick to ensure that you are successful in killing all of those nasty fleas.  Know going into this process that as soon as you wet the animal down, those fleas are going to run for higher and dryer ground; this means they will flea (no pun intended) to the head area.  You should never douse your pet's head with water and certainly not soap, so in order to prevent the fleas from escaping make sure that you first pour a thick layer of the shampoo all around the head and neck area; as close to the top of the head and underneath the chin area as you can get.  Pour small amounts of water with your hand onto the soapy area and spend some time building up a thick, soapy barrier that will kill the fleas that attempt to pass through it.  Proceed by wetting down and lathering up the rest of the animal's body while frequently returning to massage and re-lather the neck area.  Fleas are very difficult to kill and it is better for your pet if you can handle the problem with one good bath rather than several of them, so be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 15 minutes or more while continuing to massage the soap deep into the animal's fur.  Rinse the animal thoroughly and dry it off well, especially during cold weather.

If you are also dealing with a house infestation of fleas, here's a great way to get rid of the problem.  Mix together 1 1/2 pounds of diatomaceous earth, 1 1/2 pounds of natural borax and 1 cup of salt. (Don't use the earth and borax that you can purchase at a pool store, rather use the products that you can get from your local garden store.)  The diatomaceous earth works because it contains very tiny particles that have sharp spines, which puncture the exoskeleton of the flea, killing it.  The borax and salt work by absorbing the moisture of the flea and make all of those cracks and small areas that they might find to live in your home much more undesirable.  You can use the mixture by sprinkling it throughout your home onto carpets and into those harder to reach areas.  Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of days and then vacuum it up.  Although these powders are not poisonous it's never a good idea for you or your pet to breathe it continually for days so if it's possible to go elsewhere while it sits then that's definitely an option you should use.  Alternatively, if you prefer not to douse the house with the mixture, you can always pour it into your vacuum cleaner bag and vacuum everything thoroughly so that any of the sucked up fleas will die inside the bag.  Keep in mind that this solution will not kill the un-hatched flea eggs and therefore the process may need to be repeated several times depending on the severity of your problem."

Some breeders have used Diatomacious Earth for years. It works against all insects and parasites. The IMPORTANT thing to note is that POOL GRADE D.E. IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE SILICOSIS (scarring of the lungs similar to asbestos poisoning) The only safe D.E. to use is natural pulvarized or ground D.E. that can be found in plant nurseries and food storage shops. This D.E. has NOT been superheated, a process which creates fine threads of silocone glass which makes it a better filtering product, but makes it dangerous to handle or breath. Flour grade D.E. is meant to be used in graineries as a bug and egg deterrant is fine enough to mix with flour. The Regular D.E. can be spread on carpets, or the cracks between wooden floors. Plan on not vacuuming for a while(like a week) in order to allow the D.E. to cut up and dry up the little buggers, and be prepared for a little dust to be produced for a short while as you walk on it. I've even heard of it being used a a coat powder and mixed in feed (for horses, cats,and dogs) but I've never tried that personally. I sprinked it in the carpets and brushed it in with the broom and let it sit for couple of weeks, them vacuumed and reapplied. This with Advantage treatment took care of all the fleas and there were none for the rest of the year.


* We  offer information and opinions on Flores Bloodline Bully Pitbulls, not as a substitute for professional veterinary prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your veterinarian before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by Flores Bullys on this site. Only your Veterinarian can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your pet's unique needs or diagnose your pet's particular medical history.



















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