Make Homemade Cat and Dog Repellent Recipes to Kill Insects, Worms and Other Diseases Using Plants and Other Common Household Items

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Dogs and cats often live in your home. Essentially, they are also affected by the various insects that surround you, such as flies and mosquitoes. Fleas, ticks, and parasitic worms also prey on them mercilessly. Flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are ectoparasites. You could easily ward them off by using repellents. On the other hand, parasitic worms are endoparasites. You could only remove them, but not repel them since they involve having vector hosts and they could easily get into your pets through contaminated food and water. Indeed, many commercially produced insecticides are available on the market. Despite the surge of such innovative products, you could still resort to making your own repellents and de-wormers for your dogs and cats. All natural herbs and spices are readily available for you to use in making these organic solutions. Remember, your pets deserve to have optimal health. If you know how to make homemade cat and dog repellent recipes to kill insects, worms, and other diseases using plants and other common household items, you'll be able to provide the best care for your pets.

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What Commercial Insect Repellents Do to Dogs and Cats

Commercially manufactured insect repellents contain harsh chemicals that are detrimental to cats and dogs. Some of the negative effects of these are the following:

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    Products containing permethrin and cyphenothrin cause adverse reactions in small breeds of dogs.
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    Both dogs and cats experience adverse reactions in their gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, and skin.
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    Skin:
    They usually suffer from ulcers, sores, itching, redness, and hair loss.
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    Gastrointestinal tract:
    They experience salivation, diarrhea, and vomiting.
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    Nervous system:
    Your pets have ataxia, seizures, tremors, lethargy, and nervousness.
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    Adverse effects are also experienced by cats when they are exposed to dogs treated with repellents.
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How Fleas and Ticks Choose Cats and Dogs

Pests are clever organisms. They have special ways of detecting which cats or dogs to prey upon. Here are some of the mechanisms that they use:

  • Olfaction (by detecting odors)
  • Detecting molecules in the body of the hosts (cats or dogs)
  • Gustation (by taste)
  • Thermoreception (temperature level)
  • Photoreception (light perception)
  • Detecting movement of the air
  • Hydroreception (moisture perception)

These detection mechanisms are used by commercial repellent manufacturers. They are able to mask the odor of your cats and dogs so that they won't be appealing to ticks and fleas. With the right repellents, these parasites will just ignore your dogs and cats. The only downside to these commercial products is the presence of harsh chemicals that negatively affect your pets.

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What Flies and Mosquitoes Do to Cats and Dogs

The following are the flies and mosquitoes that harm dogs and cats:

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    Flies.
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    There are biting and non-biting flies. Biting flies include deer flies, mosquitoes, horse flies, biting midges, black flies, and sand flies. These flies feed on blood and transmit diseases. Non-biting flies concentrate on the food and bodily secretions of cats and dogs. They mainly transmit diseases. Flies also lay eggs in your pet's open wounds. When this happens, your cat or dog should be taken to the vet and anesthetized, so that the maggots could be removed.
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    Bot flies.
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    These are flies that lay eggs mainly on cats. They use mosquitoes to embed their eggs into the unsuspecting cats. The bee-sized bot fly eggs hatch inside the cat's body. The maggots feed on the cat's nutrients as they develop. Large breathing holes in the cat's skin are established by the maggots during their development. The cat should be taken to the vet immediately so that the maggots can be removed before they do any more harm to the cat.
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    Mosquitoes.
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    These flying parasites cause heartworms in dogs and cats.
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What Parasitic Worms Do to Cats and Dogs

The following are some of the common parasitic worms in dogs and cats:

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    Roundworms.
    Puppies and kittens are the usual victims. Roundworms or Ascaris enter their immature digestive systems via their mothers' infested tissues or from the mother's milk. You could identify an infested puppy or kitten because of their potbellies.
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    Whipworms.
    These worms are more evident in dogs. They live in the dog's cecum, which is the first portion of the intestinal tract. They cause mucus coated stool and chronic weight loss.
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    Hookworms.
    Dogs are more affected by these worms as well. They attach themselves to the intestinal wall lining and suck the circulating blood. Dogs usually acquire the hookworm eggs from ingesting soil that's contaminated by infected stool. The eggs could also be transmitted through the mother's milk. The dog experiences anemia (because of bloody diarrhea), weakness, and weight loss.
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    Tapeworms.
    Fleas ingest tapeworm eggs. When dogs and cats eat the fleas, they become infested with tapeworms.
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How to Make Homemade Cat and Dog Repellent Recipes to Kill Insects, Worms and Other Diseases Using Plants

You have to step up to the plate and make sure your cats and dogs stay safe from these opportunistic organisms. It can be costly and detrimental to depend on commercial products. The following are some potent recipes for homemade repellents and dewormers that are perfectly safe for your cats and dogs:

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Homemade Flea /Mosquito Collar (What You need)

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  • Used or brand new flea collar
  • A drop of cedarwood oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of alcohol
  • 2 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 drops of purification oil
  • A drop of thyme oil
  • 3 drops of orange oil
  • A drop of citronella oil
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Homemade Flea/Mosquito Collar (How to Make It)

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    Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
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    Place the collar in the mixture until all of the liquid mixture is assimilated.
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    Allow the collar to dry before putting it around your pet's neck.
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    Add garlic oil if you prefer.
    (Mosquitoes and fleas dislike garlic.)
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Homemade Flea and Fly Repellent

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    For spraying on cats and dogs
     
    1. 10 drops of peppermint
    2. 10 drops of citronella
    3. 10 drops of eucalyptus
    4. 10 drops of purification
    5. Just add the oils into a 24-ounce spray bottle with water filling it half an inch to the brim.
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    For spraying on bedding:
     
    1. 5 drops of orange
    2. 10 drops of purification
    3. 2 drops of rosemary
    4. Incorporate everything in a spray bottle that can accommodate a cup of water.
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Homemade Flea Powder (What You Need)

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  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of rosemary, fennel, pennyroyal, and eucalyptus (all dried)

Homemade Flea Powder (How to Make It)

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    Add the drops of essential oils to your prepared dried herbs.
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    Use a blender for grinding the dried herbs into powder form.
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    Mix the ground herbs with the cornstarch in a jar.
    Shake well.
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    Work the powder you made into your pet's fur.
    Use immediately because its potency does not last that long.
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Homemade Dewormer �" Parsley Water

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    In a medium pan, boil a quart of water.
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    Add in a bunch of parsley (flat or curly parsley).
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    Simmer for about three minutes.
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    Remove from heat and let it cool.
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    Remove and discard the parsley.
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    Transfer the liquid into a pitcher or jar.
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    Refrigerate.
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    Incorporate a tablespoon of parley water for every 10 pounds of your pet's weight once every day, for 10 days.
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Other Dewormers You Can Use at Home

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    Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
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    1. Dosage  
      1. 1/2 a teaspoon for kittens and small dogs
      2. 1 teaspoon for cats
      3. 2 teaspoons for dogs under 50 pounds (medium size)
      4. 1 tablespoon for dogs 50-100 pounds (large breeds)
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    Garlic
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    1. Dosage  
      1. Give a fresh clove of garlic for every 30 pounds of your dog's weight, once every day. Chop or mince it and incorporate it into their food.
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Natural repellents and dewormers will definitely help your dogs or cats parasite-free in a healthier way. Making them allows you to be sure of what your pet takes in without worrying about harmful chemicals at all.

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Tips

  • Consult your veterinarian about the recipes you want to use.
  • Report to your vet about the improvements you observe.
  • Do your part in sanitizing your pet's living and sleeping space.
  • Always give your pets high quality food and supplements to strengthen their immune systems.
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Questions and Answers

I'm looking for a repellent for an outside dog for those biting flies. She has sores on her ears. Can you help?

I need to clean up the mess they have already made it to her ears, it's bloody and need something to put on it to heal and repel the biting.

You can use the following mixture to create a safe fly repellent.

  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 10 drops of citronella
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of purification
  • Just add the oils into a 24-ounce spray bottle with water filling it half an inch to the brim.
  • Spray this on her fur and the flies won't bother her.
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As for her sores, you can put Neosporin on each sore to fight any bacteria and expedite the healing process. You could also use Vaseline. To make sure she doesn't rub the stuff away, you could get her a snood or something similar so the medicine stays on her ears.

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My dog is really skinny and not gaining weight. How do I get rid of worms?

She is only a year old...her ribs are showing and it looks like she has worms

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My pet dog spiky has ticks and small bugs. How can it be eradicated? Please help?

My pet dog spiky has ticks and small bugs in its entire body

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How to remove ectoparasites from dogs?

I have a dog, he has ectoparasites on his hair that I want to remove

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Worms in dogs and the treatment?

I need a to find a Home Made Natural remedy for dog worms. I have 8 dogs and I need to keep it in my budget to treat them as cost effective as I possibly can.

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My puppies have small insects at their bodies?

How to get rid of those insects on my puppies

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How to remove ants from a cat's digestive system?

Ants won't stay out of the house and they get into the cat food and before I know it the food is in the cats but so are the ants. I saw ants where the cat defecated. It was speckled with them and she cries and is thin. Her coat is affected as well. We just treated them this past month near the end for fleas. Now ants in her tummy.. makes mine hurt.

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The ants will not survive in the stomach of animals. The problem your cat might be facing is poisoned ants. Someone might have been attempting to get rid of ants with methods unsafe for pets.

First of all, put the cat's bowl into a bigger pan filled with water. Ants will not be able to reach the food, and your cat will not ingest them. Secondly, get your cat to a veterinarian as fast as possible: it might have been poisoned with ant poison! Thirdly, start to eradicate the ants by methods safe for animals. Place Terro Ant Killer (or Borax) behind the refrigerator, inside cabinets with food, or into places where your cat cannot reach it. Put baking soda to the places from which the ants come. Vacuum your rooms often.

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Please report to us with your progress as we worry about your cat.

I have a Queensland Heeler with botfly larva & would like to make a spray for future protection?

I live in Costa Rica on a farm far away from a vet and I like to use natural homemade remedies whenever I can

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Please tell me what is citronella?

Citronella is used in one of your insect killing spray.

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My cat has fleas and he has open sours now. I need something to help the sours but not spend money?

He has open sours and I need something to help him heal without spending it on products

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Natural repellent recipes for cats, oil based?

I'm looking for a repellent for cats in a form of oil, to be put directly on the skin. My cat doesn't like to be sprayed. Do you know any recipes with no need to dilute them with water. Thank you. I have tried: I'm using prescribed medication. I think it was caused by: N/A

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How to remove tick from my lab puppy of 2 months?

How to remove tick from my lab puppy of 2 months. I have tried: Just pull it off

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