Hayley Ryczek who is the voice behind the healthy cooking and natural lifestyle blog, Health Starts in the Kitchen, has a great solution to preventing fleas without resorting to chemical-laden flea ointments and flea collars, and at the same time it's easy to make at home and your dogs will love you for it!
Check out her brilliant solution and her homemade flea prevention dog treats recipe below:
I can’t believe our little baby, Hercules, is almost 3 years old already! It feels like just yesterday we got him and now he’s a big boy. When we decided to get another dog, we committed to raising him as naturally as possible, including raw food and avoiding pharmaceutical medications. One of my biggest challenges with Hercules, was finding a healthy, non-toxic way to keep him flea-free.
Nothing is worse than a dog (and a house) that’s infested with fleas. With my Homemade Flea Prevention Dog Treats, we’ve been able to successfully keep him flea free, without any of the toxic side effects or hassles of conventional flea treatments.
For roughly a year I was giving him the ingredients in these treats separately, as a part of how we keep Hercules Flea Free, but then I had the brilliant idea to combine them to make it even more convenient! By combining coconut oil and brewers yeast, using the same idea behind my Perfectly Portioned Coconut Oil, I’ve created the prefect Homemade Flea Prevention Dog Treats!
AND PERHAPS THE BEST PART IS, DOGS (AND CATS) LOVE FLEA PREVENTION DOG TREATS!!
I also give my cats some of this combination in a small bowl near their food and they lick it when they feel like it – I don’t give them a specific does at all because, well…. cats are fickle creatures. And I feel very strongly that animals instinctively know what they need! Sometimes our cats lick it up quickly, other times it will sit around for a couple weeks – regardless it’s astonishing that our indoor/outdoor cats are also FLEA FREE without using any other flea preventions or treatments!Instructions
- Combine melted coconut oil and brewers yeast together in your blender. Blend for roughly 10 seconds until smooth.
- Transfer blended mixture into a plastic condiment bottle (trim tip to 1/4 inch opening) and use to fill 2 – small paw print silicone pans.
- Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until set & solid.
- Remove from the pan and store in refrigerator or freezer for up to 6 months.
For a detailed list of the ingredients and an expanded explanation of why the author uses the specific ingredients and the specific portions, visit the original article at Health Starts In The Kitchen.
Source: Health Starts In The Kitchen