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  • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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    I have finally found a non-toxic home made repellant forumla

    for flea (and flies, mosquitoes, spiders, ants etc) for my dog w/ sensitive skin dog.  I mix in a small spray bottle a neutral oil coconut or baby oil) so it doesn’t evaporate, some drops of eucalyptus oil (natural repellant) and Braggs apple cider vinegar so she won’t lick it off.  It works and it’s inexpensive so I thought I’d share with the pet lovers here at JPR.

    It only lasts a few days, but it doesn’t bother her senstive skin and keeps the bugs (mostly ants and mosquitoes) off of her.

    I had to play with the quanties a few times.  I use a very small (travel size) spray bottle with 3/4 oil, 1/8 or less of eucalyptus oil and the balance of Braggs apple cider vingar.

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  • Haikugal (5244 posts)
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    1. Interesting idea. I may give this a try with the horse. Thanks for sharing!

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    • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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      2. It will keep the flies and other insects away from your horse.

      My goofy dog likes to bomb through the ferns and bamboo where there are spiders and mosquitoes.  She doesn’t get bit.  It also keeps away bees, wasps and other nasty biting insects.  Easy to make and it works.

      Warning:  My dog curls her lip when I put it on b/c she doesn’t like the smell of the eucalyptus, but she doesn’t fight me.

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      • Haikugal (5244 posts)
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        3. I hope it works on ticks too…I may use it on the dog and myself as well.

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        • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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          4. Let me know if it works.

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  • glinda (1766 posts)
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    5. I will try this on myself actually but am concerned about using on my pets as

    it can be toxic? Cats especially.maybe I will wait for some reports back here on this as people test it.

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    • KauaiK (3530 posts)
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      6. I don't know about cats, Glinda.

      The vinegar stops my dog from licking it off.  The eucalyptus oil keeps the insects away.  She was getting bit on her soft bare underbelly.  I spray it on my hands and rub it on her tummy.

      I have’t tried it on my cat.  She’s a grouchy 17 y/o old cat – mean as hell to the poor dog even though the damn dog out weighs her by 60 lbs..  I’d probably end up with tiger stripes down my arms and bites.

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      • glinda (1766 posts)
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        7. I wouldn't try it on my cats. Only my dogs.

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