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Homemade Flea Repellent

Make Your Own Flea Spray


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In search of a cheap, but effective flea repellent for your pooch? Then, try this: mix equal parts white vinegar and water together in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture directly to your dog's coat. Finish by working it in with your hands, and your pooch is protected from those pesky fleas.

Why This Works

Fleas hate the smell and taste of vinegar; and do their best to avoid it.

Benefits of Using Vinegar as a Flea Spray

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals to irritate skin
  • fragrance-free
  • pet-safe and kid-safe
  • environmentally-friendly
  • soothes and heals any existing flea bites

Tips and Warnings

1) Repeat every couple days to maintain the effectiveness

2) This spray can also be used on cats, but be warned: most cats hate the smell of vinegar

3) Do not reuse empty cleaner bottles– they could contain chemical residues that are harmful to your pet

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