You must have seen your pets suffering from the menace of ticks and fleas. If you see them scratching vigorously then it’s evident that fleas and ticks are troubling them and this initial scratching might lead to skin infection and bleeding. As the cosmetic treatment might prove to be dangerous for the pet, it is advised that you make use of natural oils to get rid of this problem. The oil substance which is basically used to get rid of this problem consist of thyme, cinnamon and lemon grass. The application of natural oils is not only safe but also effective for both pets as well as the owners.
Even though natural oil doesn’t possess any threat to the user, it is recommended that you don’t apply it on sensitive area of human body including nose, eyes and ears. In case of pets, you can spray the oil gently starting from the tail, legs or underbelly. After you have sprayed oil on them, you can gently run the coat in the opposite direction so that the oil is able to penetrate the skin of your pet. The application of the oil substance will not harm the pet or the owner, but is very effective in killing ticks and fleas. Also, the natural oils do not interfere with the bloodstream of the pet, but will reach to the hair follicles and provide the coat a nice protection. Thus, it is very safe for the pets to use.
Besides applying them on your pet’s skin, you can effectively use this oil for spraying them in your house, especially in the areas where the fleas infest like room corners, crevices, window sills, bedding etc. Tea tree oil is also an effective flea and pest repellant as fleas do not like odor of this oil. You can prepare it very easily at home. All you need to do is to pour a teaspoonful of the tea tree oil in cup of warm oil. Once it’s ready, then you can use a spray bottle and fill this liquid. Shake the bottle so that the liquid is mixed thoroughly and then you can apply it in your house. You can use this mixture once or twice a day depending upon the fleas and ticks present in your house. You can also use it for getting rid of the skin irritation. Furthermore, eucalyptus essential oil is also very helpful in treating ticks and fleas and can be used as a natural repellant.
Thus, as natural oils do not contain any hazardous chemical substance, it can be used to treat pets. All these products are environment friendly and have got almost no or mild side effects. In case any symptom of irritation appears on application of this oil, you should consult a physician.