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Natural flea repellants?

can anyone recommend chemical free repellents I can buy or make that actually work?

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Asked by luvschocolate at 6:04 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Pets

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  • garlic. Sprinkle the pet food with granulated garlic.

    Answer by geminilove at 6:07 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • eat garlic, and put a small amount in your pet's water bowl. It is a natural flea repellant.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 6:08 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Garlic like the poster above said in their food. One teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the water & tea tree oil after baths on the coat. You can also add peppermint oil to their shampoo. Fleas hate the smell.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:08 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • ive tried garlic and its never worked

    Answer by san78 at 5:53 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I've never had success with any natural flea or pest repellant. Whatever you choose to treat with remember that you have to treat the dog and the environment, indoors and out. Good luck!

    Answer by marshsmom at 5:09 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • We live on a heavily wooded lot and we have never had a single flea show up. We have not had to use any of the chemical flea preventatives, and we have 3 dogs and cats.

    I have read that the dog's health plays a role as well. A dog fed a good diet, and a dog with a stronger, healthier immune system is naturally going to be more flea resistant.


    Answer by spottedpony at 4:00 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

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