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is eucalyptus oil good for taking care of fleas on a dog

my dog has been biting since flea season has come. does eucalyptus oil help?


Asked by Member 1114304 on Jun 5th 2012 Tagged fleas in Grooming
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Wesley

www.thewholedog.org
That site should help. Be careful with your use of essential oils as they can burn the skin or irritate it badly. Another thing you can use if you want to go all natural is food grade diatomaceous earth. You spread it on your dog as you would a flea powder. Make sure neither you, nor your dog breath it as any fine powder can be a lung irritant that could cause health problems. Make sure the diatomaceous earth you get is food grade as other grades have chemical additives. Diatomaceous earth is composed of fossilized creatures called diatoms. Diatoms have a rough surface that can scratch through the waxy surface of the flea and cause it to dehydrate and die. Feeding your dog food grade diatomaceous earth is also a good thing. It kills parasites such as worms the same way it kills fleas. Please do some research and find out more about it. It's good for people as well! :)


Wesley answered on 6/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Wyatt

Some studies say eycalyptus oil can be toxic. If you do use it, be sure to dilute it properly in a carrier oil; never apply a full strength essential oi. Another product you can check out is PETfection Bug Spray. It is 100% Organic and Non Toxic and it works for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. It doesn't contain any chemicals and works great at keeping the bugs away and healing any previous bites he/she may already have. It smells good too! I love it. Hope this helps!


Wyatt answered on 6/8/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer