Cinnamon: A Natural Flea Deterrent
There are thousands, if not millions, of pet owners switching to natural remedies for everyday problems associated with pet. This is due to the fact that it is much better for the animals that they love so much. However, the fact is that there are still too few people that know about the natural remedies that are available for pet care and health.
Instead of simply loading your cat or dog with chemicals and other harmful toxins, consider some natural remedies that are available. A commonly overlooked, natural treatment for fleas is cinnamon!
Natural Flea Repellant
Cinnamon is a natural flea repellent. This means that if you put pure cinnamon on your pet, fleas will not jump on them or hang around where they sleep, eat or play, this includes your yard. Use the following steps to effectively apply cinnamon to your pet’s hair in order to have its repelling effects:
- Purchase cinnamon in the spice section of your local grocery store;
- Sprinkle the cinnamon onto the back of your pet, concentrating on the neck area and all the way down their spine;
- Rub the cinnamon into the hair and skin of your pet;
- Added bonus: Your pet smells like Christmas!
If you are applying the cinnamon to your dog it is a good idea to concentrate on the neck area, as this is where fleas tend to congregate.
You can also purchase products that have cinnamon as an ingredient. Some of the products you can consider purchasing include flea shampoos, sprays and powders. The ones that contain cinnamon usually also contain all other natural ingredients, which are better for your pet than the products that are full of chemicals and other harmful toxins.
The fact is that cinnamon may attract ants if left on the surfaces of your home or yard for extended periods of time. However, it can help to eradicate a flea problem that you have in your home and keep them from finding a home on your pet and laying thousands of more eggs.
Using cinnamon is not only better for your pet, it is also much better for the environment. You will not be adding any harmful toxins or chemicals to the ground, which aids in preserving the environment and reducing pollution and other harmful effects to the planet.