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What materials did you use?
pan, water, lemons, knife, spray bottle
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
it;s going to take more then just one time....you have to repeat this every other day and treat pet areas of the home as well...
Im going to make this right now.I have seen this somewhere else and had forgotten abot it. I have 3 kittens around my laptop watching me,
We give our dogs a garlic capsule (that I open and squirt into their food and put the rest in) at each meal (2x/day) and that seems to handle the fleas. I still go over them with a flea comb during hot dry times and after walks in the woods (I do find ticks on one dog but not the other). We got this as a hint from dog-loving-owning friends. The impetus was an older girl that was in delicate health with whom I was reluctant to use a long acting neural poison. Yes, I know that you hear not to give garlic, onions, grapes, chocolate and some other stuff to dogs. My dogs will not eat onions so that's not an issue. My grandfather, a physician, certified in several areas, shared a Hershey's bar with his beloved Penny on their daily walk. All of my dogs have loved grapes, preferably peeled and broken up. We don't give them unlimited access to these treats, just a few. The same for dried fruits and the bottom of the ice cream boxes. My dear Cookie would also come to light the Sabbath candles and wait to for the blessing of the wine and the bread. She liked to be offered a few drops of wine, especially if it were sweet, and , of course, loved the challah bread. However, cats are more sensitive in some ways, so I don't know about feeding them garlic. I would venture, merryrose, that your cat is running from being sprayed, so perhaps you could sponge the mixture on areas?
I was very surprised when I recently heard that garlic was toxic to cats, because I had a cat until age 15, who loved minced garlic (the wet kind you buy in a jar), it prevented fleas, and he never had an adverse reaction. I'd try a tiny bit at first, though, just in case, since we're now hearing it's toxic...
I have just finish making this I have found the tea takes the sting out of the lemon juice as I have cuts on my hand and it got spilt a bit on it and it did not sting like I thought it would know all I need to do is wait for this to work on my dogs then its the cats turn tomorrow I saw a few flea jumping off. The problem I have now is the dogs love the taste and are licking it off each other.
I did the Salt as well boy I was shocked to see after 1/2 when I swept the salt up the amount of fleas in it they could not move I vacuumed the rest an hour later. I placed some salt on the back veranda where my dogs lay, they just laid down on the stuff I hope this does not dry out there skin, So tomorrow I will sweep this up and see the result.
How do you make this and what is the brown stuff in the pan? It just says lemons and water, but someone said they added salt? I don't see directions. Thanks
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