Herbal Flea Collar
Cat and dog owners often fear irritating fleas invading their pets' fur and their own home. An herbal flea collar is a natural way to help keep these annoying pests away from your pet -- and from you!
What You'll Need:
- Bandanna or strip of cloth
- Olive oil
- Oil of pennyroyal (available at an herb store, natural foods grocery, or pharmacy)
How to Make an Herbal Flea Collar
Step One: For smaller pets, soak the bandanna in a mixture of 1/4 cup olive oil and three drops of oil of pennyroyal.
Step Two: Let the bandanna dry, then tie it on your pet. Make sure the bandanna is big enough to tie loosely so that it doesn't hurt your pet.
Step Three: Here's a good way to tell if it's the right size: After the bandanna is tied, there should be room for you to put three of your fingers between your pet's neck and the bandanna.
If you have a larger pet (one that's too big to comfortably wear a bandanna), you can make a collar from a strip of cloth that is six inches longer than the measurement around your pet's neck.
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