5 DIY Remedies for Common Pet Problems

Just like children, pets have their fair share of issues that crop up unexpectedly. But thanks to work, tight budgets, and life in general, it’s not always practical to shuttle your dog or cat to the vet every time he seems a little under the weather. Thankfully, many pet problems and solutions can be found in your own home, with all natural ingredients. Here are five natural home remedies for some of the most common pet predicaments.

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While essential oils are useful for repelling fleas, a natural product that kills fleas can be found right in your laundry room. 20 Mule Team Borax is a common household cleaning product in the form of a powder, made with a naturally occurring mineral called borax. It’s safe for humans and domestic animals but toxic to fleas. Sprinkle the powder in carpets, on tile or hardwood floors, and on furniture. Then let it sit for several hours or overnight before vacuuming it up.