Fleas, Ticks and Vinegar?

Does your pet come home from the park with fleas and ticks?

Are you looking for natural flea and tick pet care?

Did you know that apple cider vinegar repels fleas and ticks?

To make the solution more fragrant, you can make a tincture of

fresh and dried leaves such as rosemary leaves, calendula

blossoms, rose petals, lavender, lemon peel, sage, comfrey

and/or chamomile.

Loosely place the plant leaves & blossom in a small jar filling

about one third full. Cover with vinegar. Leave the jar in warm

place for two or more weeks. Occasionally shake the jar gently.

Strain the scented vinegar and add several drops essential oil

of rosemary or lavender to enhance the fragrance. Store the

vinegar in a cool dark place.

Pour a small amount of scented oil onto a damp cloth and wipe

your pet’s coat. This not only is good as an insect repellent

but also soothes the skin and improves the coat.

This mixture can also be applied directly to treat itchy or

irritated skin or as a disinfectant for cuts & abrasions. Use

it as a final rinse after you give your pet a bath for a soft

silky coat, but dilute it with an equal amount of water.

Would you ever thunk it? The active ingredient in pickle juice

is a GREAT natural flea and tick pet care product. And CHEAP!

Here’s to your pet dogs health care!