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Simple Flea Spray

Simple flea spray

 

Life with pets also means life with fleas.  And usually that means nasty, toxic chemicals to help keep them at bay. 
Thankfully there are a few simple things you can do to help keep fleas at bay without needing to reach for the chemicals.  One of the easiest is to make up and use this simple flea spray.



This simple spray can help deter fleas and ticks and keep your pet’s coat fresh and soft.

1) Mix 1 part water to 1 part apple cider vinegar into a clean spray bottle.

2) Shake to mix and spray your cat or dog avoiding their eyes and any raw skin or cuts.

3) Given them a treat for being a good girl or boy.

It's seriously that simple!  


Don’t worry – the vinegar smell disappears as it dries and leaves their coat glossy and shiny. 

 


A few tips: 

  • We suggest using it daily during flea season. 
  • If your pet has a long coat, you may need to part the hair and spray so the solution gets to the skin.
  • Make sure you avoid their eyes and any raw or open skin.
  • We recommend you use organic, unpasteurised (raw), unfiltered, naturally fermented ACV

 

If your pet has kidney disease then avoid apple cider vinegar.  It’s way too acidic for them, regardless of their age or breed.

 

If you are tempted to jazz it up with essential oils, we recommend you leave them out.  The simplicity of this spray is what makes it so effective. Oils may also interfere with the skins balance (which is already out of whack) and create more problems.  

We don’t really recommend using essential oils with pets, especially cats.  If you want to know more about this check out our blog all about it.

 

Disclaimer:  The information presented here has been written to the best of our knowledge. However, the information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you or for your pet. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted.  All health ailments, conditions or concerns should be treated by a qualified health professional. If in doubt, please take your pet to the vet.