My dog spends a lot of time outdoors running in the woods picking up fleas and ticks. He is allergic to fleas and needs to be deodorized regularly to stay clean and pest-free. Here’s a natural dry deodorant for dogs to help keep fleas and ticks away.
DIY Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs
3 tbsps arrowroot powder
1 tbsp lavender powder
1 tbsp neem leaf powder
1 tsp rosemary powder
1/2 cup diatomaceous earth, food-grade quality
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
Put into large jar.
Date when you made the product.
Lightly apply to your dog’s coat and brush into their hair. Use 4-5 times a week during high flea season. Put your dog outside after you use the powder, the fleas will jump off of their body and you want that to stay outdoors.
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