Are there any home made flea medince to get fleas of dog shampoo cost

how to kill fleas on your dog shampoo in stores cost to much are there any home made flea medince
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  • Theresa Green Theresa Green on Aug 10, 2014
    shampoo them with some dawn
  • Theresa is right Dawn dishwashing-the blue Dawn it is safe to use and leave on for a few minutes. You will see the fleas falling off. Then rinse and repeat if necessary. Then I suggest topical flea meds at the vet. most vets sell them and they are actually cheaper than at the stores. I would check into this. good luck
  • Shari Shari on Aug 10, 2014
    Dawn is good but remember it is such a powerful grease cutter they use it to wash oil off wildlife that has been caught in oil spills. For some pets, using Dawn too concentrated or too often can strip too much of the natural oils from the skin and leave your pet itchy from dry skin and coat. A better way to use Dawn is mixing it with a product called "Critter Oil." I have used Critter Oil for probably 20 years. It was first formulated by the owner of a pet grooming and holistic product shop in St. Petersburg, Florida (where I use to live). Critter Oil is all natural, as it is made with a blend of 15 different essential herbal oils. Critter Oil can be used on dogs, cats, horses, birds, exotics, and even on your lawn and plants. It smells amazing, really fresh and clean! No doubt it is a little pricey but it's far more effective than flea shampoos and a little bit of it goes a long way. For Critter Oil shampoo, you combine 1 tsp. of Critter Oil, 4 TBSP of original blue Dawn or blue Ultra Dawn in a 32 ounce bottle and fill with water. The Critter Oil not only breaks down the ecto-skeleton of fleas and ticks, it enhances the coat and skin of your pet(s). Critter Oil can also be mixed with water in a spray bottle for misting, or with baking soda and sprinkled on your carpet. If you have an itchy pet with chronic skin problems, Critter Oil will also help that too as some of the essential oils in the formulation have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to soothe and heal skin irritations. It truly is an amazing product. Here's the website if anyone would like more information on Critter Oil: (I am not connected with the Critter Oil company, nor do I receive any compensation for recommending their product. I have personally used the product for many years with great success so I'm more than happy to pass along the info about Critter Oil to anyone who needs to treat their pets for fleas and ticks but hates using toxic flea products in the process.)
  • Shelly C Shelly C on Aug 10, 2014
    We use lemon joy on our dog!! It kills fleas on contact & also keep the fleas off the dog very well! We were told this works by a vet & it does!! good luck! We also use conditioner on our dog after shampooing her with the joy!
  • Jackie Westervelt Jackie Westervelt on Aug 11, 2014
    I've used Dawn to bathe my dogs for years. Kills fleas on contact! If I buy the concentrated, I water it down. Just regular strength is the best. Be sure to rinse the dog thoroughly.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 11, 2014
    One flea infestation in my life was more than enough. I thought with indoor pets that it would never be a problem. I was wrong. Because it happened again a few years later. I had them (our pets) professionally shampooed/groomed and then I treated and vacuumed until I cried. A good vacuum is your friend. Mine was pricey at the time, but, worth every penny I paid for it, as the filters caught everything (plus, many years later, it is still a champ). I bagged anything I couldn't wash and dry with heat for more than the recommended two weeks. Then, I started buying good topical drops online (although if you are near a good pet store, they are available without a prescription). I use Frontline, but, I'm sure there are other good brands. The groomer told us (and she has been proven right), that our long haired cat needed the full dropper, but, the other pets, who were short haired and smaller, could share a monthly dose. I spent much more getting rid of those pests, then I do preventing them. None of the less expensive "home" remedies worked on my guys.
  • Candace Candace on Aug 12, 2014
    I've heard the dawn soap works well and my grandpa always said to sprinkle their food with garlic
  • Bogus Bogus on Aug 12, 2014
    A groomer shared this tip with my husband many years ago, and we've been using it ever since on our 6 dogs. Mix Listerine (generic is fine) with soap (either dog shampoo, or water mixed with Dawn). Bathe the dogs in the mix and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. We put it in a large squirt bottle and squirt it all over them (avoiding the eyes). It's great for killing off any bacterial problems as well.
  • Edith Gilliam Edith Gilliam on Aug 12, 2014
    Dawn blue and put a pan (like a pie) pan on the floor and a light over it then put a little bit of Dawn in the water turn off all the lights and go to bed. Then in the morning your fleas will be in the water. And if your pet happens to drink some of the water it won't hurt them.
  • Xena Nierobisz Xena Nierobisz on Aug 12, 2014
    you have to know one thing. when your pet has fleas that means you have to treat your carpet too. Also don't forget about doggie bed and other places your dog likes to sleep on. We have 3 dogs and 1 cat and even after giving them a flea bath, the fleas got them again. So wash the bed and the carpet. Vacuum well. you can set up flea traps. Homemade: shallow dish with soap water and a night light above it. Fleas will try to jump to the light and they will end up in the water. It really works! good luck:)
  • Moxie Moxie on Aug 12, 2014
    put diatomaceous earth (food grade) on them and you can also put in their food (large qty $20/ 10 lbs at amazon) it works very well; have to reapply if they get wet and there are videos on utube on how people use seriously works
  • Katie Lloyd Mansfield Katie Lloyd Mansfield on Aug 12, 2014
    You have to leave the dish soap on for a while. I left it on for about 5 minutes and the dead fleas washed off of the dog. Leaving it on for a while suffocates the fleas. Vacuum all the rugs and couch cushions. Take the vacuum cleaner bags out of the house otherwise you will have flea eggs hatching in your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum everyday if necessary until the infestation is over.
  • Maria Maria on Oct 17, 2015
    Sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on all the carpeting. Leave it on for 24 hours. Then vacuum. Just one application kills the fleas (is it the same 'flea' for cats and dogs?). My friend's 2 cats were scratching themselves raw, and nothing helped (flea collars, drops). She'd read about the Borax treatment for the carpeting. It WORKED. The next time I saw the cats, their fur had regrown and they were fluffy and scratch free. She does this treatment twice a year just to be sure to keep the house flea free.
  • Capernius Capernius on Jan 28, 2016
    for the fleas that are on the animal, baby shampoo works kills the fleas by smothering them but has no ill effects on the animal...THEN, sprinkle borax on the carpet, leave on for 1 day & vacuum as usual....before vacuuming take all the animal bedding & wash it in as hot a water as you can, & dry it in the dryer on the highest heat possible. Lastly, soapy water in a pan with the light overhead for as long as it takes to get rid of the fleas. it may only take 1 night....or it may take a month. depends on how bad the critters are.
  • Maxine Davidson-Tompkins Maxine Davidson-Tompkins on Apr 03, 2016
    diatomaceous earth can be used inside & out. spread it over your yard , inside on the carpet and directly on the dog.. It's safe for all animals & humans too
  • Rachel Z Rachel Z on Apr 04, 2016
    Everyone that has posted is spot on. I've working in animal rescue in the past and we always bathed our animals in the blue Dawn to kill the fleas. DE (diatomaceous earth) works great as well. It's harmless but kills the fleas.
  • Sus6043725 Sus6043725 on May 13, 2016
    Mix 50% Apple Cider Vinegar & 50% Water together into a Spray bottle and shake to mix before use everyday. Spray your dogs or cats fur and this will kill all fleas and flea eggs plus leave their coats shiney and smells like apples. Non toxic! β˜ΊπŸ‘πŸ•πŸΆπŸ©πŸˆπŸ±πŸΊ
  • Judy Whitworth Judy Whitworth on May 14, 2016
    organic apple cider vinegar in the water. Lack of vitamin B for "any body" allows bugs to bite. ACV gives "any body" this. I put about 1/4 cup to about 2 gals in my dog water and no fleas. never had fleas, been doing this for yrs.