Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Follow us:
News 14 Carolina is on Facebook Follow us on Twitter! RSS 

News

Do Your Part: Flea Treatment

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Do Your Part: Flea Treatment
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

It is tough to watch your dog or cat do battle with fleas.

The last thing you want to do is to put a toxic collar on them. They usually contain pesticides that can rub off on your pet and people. Instead, Do Your Part to find natural solutions that work just as well.

Washing your pet’s bedding in hot, soapy water regularly will help prevent fleas. You will also want to give your pets regular baths with a flea ridding shampoo that that contain all natural diatomaceous Earth or essential oils such as lemongrass, cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary, or thyme. All of these are non-toxic and effective. You can also kill fleas in carpets and rugs with all natural Borax, found in the laundry aisle.

Just sprinkle it on let it sit for an hour before vacuuming. Of course, keep your pets and children away from the area during treatment. Green Paws also provides an thorough guide where you to type in a flea or tick product to find out just how safe, or unsafe it really is.

If you find that you need a stronger solution, ask your vet about oral medications to treat fleas. It is just another way you can Do You Part for your pets and our planet.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.92.231.100 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP