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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultFlea prevention - anyone ever try this?

    So I went to see my dog food lady today, and while I was there I asked her what she recommended in lieu of topical flea treatment. She was not a fan of garlic/brewer's yeast, but gave me a recipe for a spray. It's just the juice of a lemon and a fresh sprig of rosemary, steeped in boiling water and let set overnight. You spray them twice a week during flea season.

    Anyone? Thoughts? I think I'm going to try it.


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    DefaultRe: Flea prevention - anyone ever try this?

    Give it a try. It can't hurt. I'm kinda doubtful, but she'll probably smell nice.

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    DefaultRe: Flea prevention - anyone ever try this?

    Hey, if it doesn't work, you can spray it on some shrimp for a quick grill-marinade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweck
    Hey, if it doesn't work, you can spray it on some shrimp for a quick grill-marinade!
    hehehehe that's true!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dweck
    Hey, if it doesn't work, you can spray it on some shrimp for a quick grill-marinade!
    Hardy HarHar........... ;D
    Let us know how it works. It has to be better for them than the other drug products!

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    Let us know if it works. I bought this stuff called critter oil. I bought it a few , well more than a few months ago and never tried it. Heard its really good and safe for humans.

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    LOL! When I saw five replies I was all excited because I thought you had something helpful to say! :P

    Oh well, yeah, I will give it a try, and if all else fails I will add some olive oil and have a nice salad dressing.

    Actually, I have read in a few places something about bugs not liking citrus (citrus, citronella...) So, kind of makes sense?

    I hope it doesn't bleach out Simon's coat though!


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    DefaultRe: Flea prevention - anyone ever try this?

    Connie, Take a look at Neem Oil.

    I think over time the lemon juice would make the coat sticky and may even lighten Simon's coat (years ago kids I hung out with used to lighten their hair with the Lemon juice and the sun)

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    Eric, she had some Neem Oil spray, and that was her other suggestion. But it was a pretty small bottle and looked like it would be gone in about four applications. Do you have any idea how often you have to apply it? The bottle didn't say...


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    DefaultRe: Flea prevention - anyone ever try this?

    You can try it, but IMO it won't work.

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