Monday’s Book Giveaway
Every Monday, beginning today, we’ll give away a brand new book about pets to one person in this community. All you need to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on this blog post on our website. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow morning. This week’s book giveaway is bestselling author, Joey Green and his very clever book, Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures.
The ever-imaginative Joey Green has made an entire career of presenting creative uses for every day brand-name household products you most likely already have in your pantry or closet. Here are five Joey Green approved special pet-related uses for everyday products. Today he gives us two ideas to fight fleas.
McCormick Pure Lemon Extract. Mix one teaspoon McCormick Pure Lemon Extract and two cups of water in a sixteen-oounce trigger-spray bottle, and then saturate your dog with the lemony solution, brushing her coat so the mixture penetrates to the skin. Dry with a towel and give your pet a final brushing. The limonene from the extract kills both fleas and larvae. The lemon also helps heal fleabites. (Don’t spray a cat with this solution. Cats detest citrus.)
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. To kill fleas on dogs or cats without using poisons, add a small amount of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid under running water to fill a sink or bathtub and give the animal a bath in the soapy solution. Work the lather into your pet’s coat and let it soak for more than five minutes. The soap penetrates the exoskeltons of the fleas, killing them, working more effectively than some prescribed flea shampoos.
Do you have tried and true, non-toxic flea remedies you’d like to share with We Are Pet Nation? Please leave a comment below and let’s start our own list.
About the Author
Joey Green is the guru of surprising uses for brand-name products. He is the author of 45 books, including Joey Green’s Cleaning Magic. Joey has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The Tonight Show and numerous other national television programs and his tips have been featured in countless newspapers and magazines.
Excerpted from Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures, Copyright (C) 2011 by Joey Green with permission from Rodale Books.
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