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Natural Flea Remedies
July 21, 2009
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

Summertime can bring fleas and if youíve ever dealt with ridding your house of those you donít want to repeat the experience.

Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can prevent fleas without putting pesticides all over your dog, house and yard.

Neem Oil is one of them.

Neem oil is a natural insecticide. It originates in Southeast Asia and over 4,000 years ago locals found that crushing up the leaves from the plant and rubbing it on their skin helped keep insects away.

Itís effective against fleas, ticks, mites (mange) and supports the immune system and helps your pet have healthy skin and fur.

Neem oil is made from grinding up those leaves and studies show itís used as an insecticide spray for crops as an alternative to harmful pesticides.

You can use it on Fido by spraying a diluted version of the essential oil on him while combing his fur. You can also find it in some pet shampoos.

Here's my favorite flea prevention doggie shampoo

Minty Dog Treats

Garlic is also a great natural flea preventive. If you add a 1/4 tsp. of minced garlic to a treat recipe you're helping to guard against fleas from inside your pup!

Minty Dog Bones

In case you missed it, here's the link to that great flea prevention doggie shampoo again. You'll love it! Favorite Flea Ridder Shampoo

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Until the next issue of Baggins' Bites! Stay well and happy baking!

Yours in health and treats,
Jen & Baggins

P.S. Reader's Write will return next month!

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