Rosemary helps repel fleas. Dried rosemary can be ground and brushed onto the animal's coat. Or boil 1 tsp dried rosemary and a pint of water. Let the mixture cool completely, then rub into your pet's skin. Let dry. You can use this as often as necessary. It also makes a great final rinse after your pet's bath.
Apple cider vinegar is another great flea and tick repellent. Mix together 1 cup ACV, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp baking soda in a spray bottle of your choice. Gently spray on your pet's fur, and massage in. Let dry and do not rinse off.
If you pet has sensitive, itchy, or irritated skin, consider adding some oatmeal to their bathwater. Take uncooked oats and ground them in the blender or coffee grinder until fine. Add a scoop (1/2-1 cup) to your pet's bath water and bathe as usual.
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