Does your dog constantly scratch because of a flea infestation? Over the counter flea treatments are usually quite expensive, and unless applied regularly the flea problem can occur time and time again.
These chemical treatments can sometimes be harmful to the dog’s skin, and can even be a cause for concern for small children and other pets in your home.
Tea tree oil is a much more natural approach to treating fleas on your dog.
One way of eliminating fleas from your dog’s coat is by using a tea tree oil shampoo. You can buy these from your local pet store or supermarket, but you can also make your own - here’s how:-
You can use tea tree oil as a flea repellent, as well as treating any current flea infestations. Here’s how to make your own tea tree oil spray:-
Tea tree oil is effective in treating fleas because the insects do not like the smell of the oil, and will do their best to remove themselves from the smell if applied to the dog’s coat.
Tea tree oil contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties, so if your dog has an allergic skin reaction to fleas, tea tree oil can provide soothing relief for your pet pooch.
Tea tree oil should never be ingested, and should always be diluted with water or combined with another substance – such as shampoo – before applying to your dog’s coat. If the oil is applied straight without any dilution it can be irritating to your dog’s skin.
If you experience any problems using tea tree oil on your dog, consult with your vet immediately.
The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice for any questions regarding a medical condition.