Fleas suck! Some dogs and cats are also very sensitive to flea control chemicals (like synthetic pyrethrin). Herding and toy-breed dogs, older animals and cats are especially sensitive to chemicals. These flea collars work best for pets who stay indoors most of the time and only go out side to play, walk and potty. Like most natural, organic products, these collars do not work quite as well as evil chemicals that have been rigorously developed and tested- But they do work suprisingly well for being so simple. These collars are also meant only to REPEL fleas- they will not clear up a pre-existing infestation. --WARNING-- Pennyroyal causes miscarriages when taken internally (like that Nirvana song), so if you're knocked up, or think you may be- stay away from pennyroyal altogether.
You shall require-
- a scrap of fabric wide enough to sew into a tube-shape and long enough to tie comfortably around your pet's neck.
- a small handful of dried or fresh pennyroyal (basil works too, but not as well)
- a needle and thread
Step 1: Get your stuff ready
Get all your stuff together.
Step 2: Sew it up
Fold your fabric in half, wrong side out and sew the long side up tightly.
Step 3: Flip it out
turn your fabric tube right side out.
Step 4: Fill it up
Hold the bottom of the tube closed and add the pennyroyal from the top (a funnel would probably be helpful here)
Step 5: Tie it on
Tie your new flea collar around your pet's neck. There should be just enough room to comfortably fit two fingers between the collar and pet's neck. If you are ambitious, you could also sew a buckle, clasp or snap onto it, but you would prabably have to sew up the ends too. These collars will stay potent for 4-6 weeks. Please comment and tell me what you think!