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DIY Dog Flea Spray – Go Green

This DIY Dog Flea Spray is all natural and inexpensive.

If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors like mine does, then fleas are bound to be a problem for you.  Just sitting near grassy areas will bring the fleas to your best buddy.

DIY dog flea spray

Many homemade products do just as good a job as those the retail products that you buy in stores.  Things like disinfectant wipes and liquid soap can be made at home for a fraction of the price of store goods.

Are you looking for a cheap, but effective flea repellent for your dog? If so then try this home remedy.  To make the flea spray you will need the following ingredients:  (affiliate links)

Just mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture directly to your dog’s coat.Work it in with your hands and rinse well, and your pooch is protected from those pesky fleas without the cost or the chemicals of store bought flea protection.

The remedy will not last as long as chemical protection and must be reapplied fairly often to be effective.  It can also be used on cats but they might resist, since they don’t like the smell of vinegar.

Castile soap is also known as vegetable soap. It is made with olive oil and is very gentle.  Vinegar seems to act as a natural flea repellent.  I use it for combating ants in my kitchen with great success too.

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Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

What's good for cats and fleas?


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I'm not sure Lisa. I have not tested any remedies on cats, since I don't have them. Perhaps another reader can help.


Wednesday 7th of October 2015

When you say 'work it in with your hands and rinse well', do you mean rinse it off the dog or rinse your hands??


Wednesday 7th of October 2015

Hi Rose. Rinse the dog and of course you would also rinse your hands after.

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