According to the Humane Society of the United States, a large number of pets have died as a result of toxins from flea treatments, so finding safe and natural ways to prevent and kill fleas is important for the furry members of your family. Prevention and common sense can go a long way. Vacuuming carpets, rugs and furniture where your pet lives along with washing his bedding in hot water regularly can capture and kill fleas. And real lavender essential oil can also help for dogs: Add some to a natural flea soap and let the mixture sit on the coat for 10 minutes during bath time. Rinse and repeat.
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