This recipe works because lemons contain limonene, a chemical that kills and repels fleas. Sometimes you’ll find a recipe that also includes several stalks of rosemary in addition to the lemon, but be careful with rosemary — it can induce seizures in susceptible dogs. Another benefit — preparing it makes the kitchen smell great! 🙂
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Then, remove from heat.
- Add a thinly sliced lemon (with peel) to the pot, and allow it to steep (covered) overnight.
- Strain the liquid and pour into a spray bottle.
- Spritz your dog (and yourself!) before going for walks in wooded areas or deep grass.
Responsible dog ownership is a process of learning all you can to make life better for you and your wonderful companion. We hope this month’s tip is informative and helpful.
Enjoy your furry friends!