Fleas and ticks can cause serious problems to your pet. They can cause infections, itchy and flaky skin. Fleas can get into your pet’s fur while they play outside in the grass. They lay eggs in the fur and it can fall on the carpets, sofa and anywhere in the house which remain dormant and can hatch anytime. You can remove fleas from your pet’s fur by using specifically made shampoos, oils, flea comb etc. but they can get back anytime. It is important to stop the fleas from getting back into your pet; and a great option would be flea collar!

DIY FLEA COLLAR FOR CATS AND DOGS Flea collars are available in the market but they can contain toxic chemicals too. Why buy when you can make one yourself? Here is how you can make an effective flea collar:

LEMON FLEA COLLAR

What do you need: To make this flea collar, you need juice of 3-4 lemons, ½ teaspoon vodka, ¼ cup water and few drops lemon essential oil.

Method: Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good stir. Take your pet’s collar or a cotton scarf and soak it in the solution. Let the scarf dry and tie it around your pet’s neck.

LAVENDER FLEA COLLAR

What do you need: To make this flea collar, you need 10 drops of lavender essential oil and a collar or scarf.

Method: Take a scarf and roll it just like you do before tying it around your pet’s neck. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil all over the collar and tie it.

ESSENTIAL OIL FLEA COLLAR

What you need: To make this collar, you need 3-4 drops each of rosemary, cedar wood, tea tree and lemongrass essential oil, 1 cup water and a scarf or collar.

Method: Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good stir. Take your pet’s collar or a cotton scarf and soak it in the solution. Let the scarf dry and tie it around your pet’s neck.