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Eco Dog's Great Herbal Flea Powder Recipe

On the Ball: Make Eco Dog's Eco-tastic Herbal Flea Powder

When I first welcomed North into my family, I knew that I wanted him to have the healthiest lifestyle possible. Whenever I can, I make his food and treats from scratch, read all the labels on his shampoos, and try not to use too many chemicals around the house. So when I saw Eco Dog at my local bookstore over the weekend, I snatched it up pretty quickly! Packed with herbal remedies to common pet problems, recipes for a yummy looking meatloaf that I'm definitely going to treat him to, and some cool DIY projects for you to make your pet's environment as fresh and clean as you can, this book was well worth the $16 price tag, and I highly recommend it. Not surprisingly, I read through the whole thing in one sitting! The info is easy to understand and makes quite a lot of sense once you think about what is in those big name products like flea collars and kibble.

One of my fave DIY projects from the book is a natural flea repellent powder that's insanely easy to make and good to keep on hand. One of the points Eco Dog tries to make is if a bunch of chemicals is supposed to kill fleas, and warns against humans coming into contact with it, how healthy can it be for your pet!? I totally get it! To see the simple flea powder recipe, just

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Herbal Flea Powder

Herbal Flea Powder

Eco Dog's Herbal Flea Powder

Ingredients

Powdered Herbs:
Eucalyptus
Rosemary
Lavender
Fennel
Yellow dock
Pennyroyal

Directions

  1. Combine as many of the powdered herbs as you can find.
  2. Mix together equal parts of each herb in a shaker top jar
  3. Brush your pet's coat backward with your hand or a comb while sprinkling the powder onto the base of the hairs. Apply sparingly, paying special attention to the neck, back, and belly.
  4. Put your pet outside for awhile afterward, so his pests escape in your yard, not your carpet
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AnneH AnneH 6 years
Should Pennyroyal be included in this recipe? I just read something: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennyroyal#Toxicity that says it's toxic to animals even in small amounts.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 6 years
OOh im gonna keep an eye out for this book! I dont like using chemicals and hate the idea of putting flea meds on my pooch id much rather try a eco friendly one instead!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
thanks for recommending the book, and for the recipe, Pet! :) i'll be checking it out for sure. it is amazing how many chemicals and things people put on their pets' fur! :( so sad.
wren1 wren1 8 years
Sounds like a great book. I'm gonna check it out!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
interesting! I always wondered about putting the flea medicine on him, he never gets fleas, but this might be a good idea for summer
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