NATURAL CURES FOR FLEAS ON TEACUP MALTESE PUPPIES AND DOGS
There are several Flea repellents that can be used on your Teacup
Maltese puppies or dogs. here are some examples:
CITRUS REPELLENT: Cut a lemon into quarters and place in a
pint jug. Cover the lemon with boiling water and let it steep
overnight. Next day you have a flea repellent that you can use
in a spray bottle. Spray all over your dog remembering
especially behind the ears and around the head generally
(careful of eyes), around the base of the tail (once again keep
away from delicate bits) and under your Teacup Maltese puppy's
AROMATHERAPY REPELLENT: Using 10 ml. of sweet almond oil as
your base, add 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of cedarwood.
Shake well and use 1 or 2 drops spread over the skin at least
twice a week to keep the fleas away.
A flea collar can be made by rubbing a few drops of one of the
following into an ordinary webbing or rope collar or even a
doggy bandanna: eucalyptus oil, Tea Tree Oil, citronella,
lavender or geranium. Don't forget to do this weekly.
YOUR HOME: Fleas spend most of their time in your
furnishings and only hop onto your Teacup Maltese puppy or you
for their next meal. Make sure you wash your dog's bedding
regularly because no flea ever survived a hot wash cycle. If you
add eucalyptus oil to the final rinse it will also kill 99% of
house dust mites according to research from the University of
Vacuum your home very thoroughly and sprinkle a fine layer of
ordinary table salt over your upholstery and carpets and leave
overnight before vacuuming again to evict your unwelcome guests
safely but don't forget to empty your vacuum bag.
A badly infested Teacup Maltese puppy or dog really
needs to be bathed so use your favorite puppy shampoo. Rinse the
Teacup Maltese puppy off very thoroughly and in the final
rinse add a couple of drops of Tea Tree Oil or Lavender oil. An
alternative is to make your own herbal flea dip which will also
work on ticks. Steep two cups of fresh rosemary in two pints of
boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid, discard the
leaves and make it up to one gallon ( 8 pints) with warm water.
Pour this mixture over the Teacup Maltese Puppy until it's
saturated. Do not rinse off and allow the Teacup Maltese puppy
to dry naturally so this is a remedy to use on hot summer days.
INTERNAL FLEA REPELLENTS: Garlic may not be your favorite
cologne and it's not the flea's favorite smell either. When your
Teacup Maltese puppy eats garlic, the smell is excreted through
the puppy's skin making your dog less likely to be the flea's
next meal. In case you think you might need to give your dog a
breath freshener along with the garlic, my dogs, Mack and Josh,
eat a garlic clove every day and I don't find their breath
smells from it at all.
Brewer's yeast tablets will also help to make your Teacup
Maltese Puppy less attractive to fleas because once again the
smell is excreted through the skin.
Adding a dessertspoon of apple cider vinegar to the water bowl
will make the skin more acidic and unpleasant to fleas and
ticks. If your Teacup Maltese puppy don't fancy apple cider
vinegar in the water bowl, dilute it 50/50 with water and use in
a spray bottle instead of the citrus repellent.