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Using Vinegar to Get Rid of Fleas?

How much white vinegar do you use to get rid of fleas on a dog?

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September 10, 20191 found this helpful

Either half and half or one part vinegar to two parts water-your choice.

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September 10, 20190 found this helpful

Please do not use vinegar to kill fleas. It does not work and can make things worse. This is my experience. Others may have good experiences, but no one I know has. Using vinegar just prolonged the issue.

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Also never buy flea treatments from the dollar stores. I have heard too many horror stories about those. Again, my experience, others may have good stories, but I have only heard of them making the animals very ill.

Best to talk to your vet (most will do this with a call and not an office visit) and find what he recommends for your dog based on the pup's size/weight.

In addition to the treatment, ask if the dog can take an over the counter medication like benedryl and the amount for itching. That was what our vet gave us when our boy had issues for the itching. I have no memory of the name of the treatment she gave us, but it worked in a few days. It was not that expensive either.

We had to wash everything (all of his bedding, our bedding, steam cleaned the carpet and chairs and couch before we finally got it all under control.

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Post back what the vet says! Prayers for all!

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September 10, 20190 found this helpful

Please take the advice of Pghgirl40. I agree that vinegar is not a solution to a flea problem. It's also best to buy brand name flea control products.

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September 10, 20190 found this helpful

You have probably heard or read about a mixture of vinegar killing fleas but this mixture is for killing fleas in your house/carpet and not fleas on your dog or cat.

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You can give your dog a bath with original blue Dawn dish soap and it will kill adult fleas (if left on for 5 minutes).

www.wikihow.com/Kill-Fleas-With-Dawn-Dishsoap

www.petmd.com/.../can-you-use-dawn-dish-soap-kill-fleas...

There are several home remedies for killing fleas but to be effective you will have to use something all over your house as well as doing a good job of vacuuming before and after treatment. These measures will have to be repeated several times to completely remove fleas as they produce in cycles and repeated clean up is the only way that will work.

You can use food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) for killing fleas in your home and on your pet. This is safe for humans and pets but precautions have to be taken when applying. You will only need a small amount (2 lbs.) as it goes a long way. This can be purchased online or pet stores as well as garden/farm stores.

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There are other safe remedies for killing fleas but some are not to be used on pets.

www.fleabites.net/.../

If the fleas are really bad you may have to start with a commercial product similar to this one.

www.1800petmeds.com/Flea5X+Plus+++Generic+to+Frontline...

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September 11, 20190 found this helpful

You can actually put in a spray bottle and spray it on dog and rub it in. Be sure to mix the vinegar with water. Works well. Little smelly but hey it works. Good luck

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