08 Mar

Olive oil rubs fleas out

Dear Dr. Fox: One year, there was a flea infestation in our area. A friend told me if I rubbed my dog’s coat and skin with olive oil, the fleas and itching would go away.

I tried it, and the constant itching and fleas disappeared as if by magic.

— M.M., Clifton Park, N.Y.

Dear M.M.: Thanks for the very simple and surprising anti-flea treatment — cheap and harmless, indeed. And, no doubt, the dog’s coat had a nice shine.

Olives contain several botanical compounds that are beneficial to the skin, hair and immune system when ingested, and, like most plants, they may contain mild insect repellants that are harmless when ingested in moderate amounts.

[Source] Click here to continue

Leave a Reply