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Northtowns Pet Blog: Chemical-free Ways to Fight Fleas
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Northtowns Pet Blog: Chemical-free Ways to Fight Fleas

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

    Flea season will soon be upon us. Flea prevention does not require the use of harmful chemicals. Available in health food stores, citrus peel extract-based solutions can be used to wash floors and clean bedding of fleas. Cut orange chunks can be boiled in water to create a topical solution. Be sure to let the liquid cool and then pour it over your dog's fur taking care to rub it into the skin. Diatomaceous earth is a dry powder that can occasionally be applied directly to your pet's fur. This natural, organic product dehydrates fleas and helps rid your pet of these pests. This powder can also be applied in small quantities to dog food to help prevent fleas. Regular bathing with a mild, natural soap can also be very effective part of a chemical-free flea prevention program.

D.P. Hesano is a co-founder of the all-natural online dog supply shop FidoDogTreats.com

Laura Stauffiger is the proprietor of Laura’s Critter Care, an in your home pet sitting and dog walking service in Amherst, and a member of Pet Sitters International and PetsitUSA. For more information, visit her website or send an email

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