Having our dog well protected against the danger of fleas, ticks and various mosquitoes capable of transmitting serious diseases, should not be an economic effort for anyone. Pipettes for dogs are the most widespread antiparasitic medium, but at general levels they are made up of dangerous poisons and chemicals.
However, there are natural pipettes for dogs made up of only natural ingredients, repellent ingredients that nature itself uses against insects. From SoyUnPerro.com we will explain how to make these fantastic natural pipettes, how to use them and save a lot of money.
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Natural ingredients needed to make pipettes for dogs at home
We are only going to use 100% natural ingredients and, if possible, obtained through organic farming, since this way we will avoid any other chemical or pesticide. These ingredients are very easy to find in any herbalism or through commercial websites such as Ebay.
We can buy them in bottles of different sizes and depending on the number of dogs we have and their size, it will be preferable to buy more or less quantity. On a personal basis I buy the fifty-milliliter cans, but later seeing the recipe, you can calculate what is the right measure for you.
These are the necessary ingredients to make homemade pipettes for dogs 100% natural:
- Margosa oil (also known as Neem oil) 50ml.
- Citronella oil (Cintronella in some places) 50ml.
- Eucalyptus oil 50ml.
- Peppermint oil 50ml.
- Physiological serum (sold in single-dose pharmacies, ideal for these pipettes)
The boats are usually 10ml 20ml 50ml or 100ml, you can buy the most appropriate size for your needs. Whatever the size the price is very cheap compared to the same expense in pipettes composed of chemicals and poisons.
All these ingredients are 100% natural and act as repellents against different insects and parasites. The mixture of them offers a very high protection.
100% natural dog pipette preparation recipe
Once we have all the ingredients at home, we should only buy a small syringe in the pharmacy. If possible, only those measuring up to two milliliters, it will be much easier to take the exact amounts of each ingredient.
All the ingredients should be at a temperature between fifteen and twenty-five degrees, if we see that any of the oils is not completely liquid, we will place it glued to our body to warm it a bit (that will dilute it).
The recipe for making 2 milliliters of 100% natural pipette is as follows:
- 5% Margosa Oil (5% of two milliliters)
- 10% Citronella Oil (10% two milliliters)
- 10% Mint Oil (10% of two milliliters)
- 10% Eucalyptus Oil (10% two milliliters)
- 65% of physiological serum (65% of two milliliters)
With the help of the two millimeter syringe we will take the exact amount of each ingredient, so that all are mixed inside the syringe itself. We will always use the syringe without a needle, so it is not necessary to buy a needle (they sell syringes without a needle).
So we will take two parts of a milliliter of Citronella, two parts of a milliliter of Mint, two parts of a milliliter of Eucalyptus and a part of a milliliter of Margosa. The rest we will fill with physiological soil and shake it to mix well.
The syringes of two milliliters are divided into milliliters and these in turn in ten parts (units / parts of milliliter). It is very simple to take the exact amounts directly, but if we find it complex we can add them to a glass for example and mix them all there. If we want to make a softer concentration, we will simply lower the percentages of each ingredient a little and increase that of physiological serum. The oils should never be used directly with the dog's skin, they should always be diluted in physiological serum. We already have the pipette ready, now we just have to apply it correctly.
How and when to use homemade dog pipettes
The recommended application of these natural pipettes is once a month. Although we can vary it according to our needs. We should apply it preferably one or two days after bathing the dog, so that your skin can generate some natural fat before applying it.
We can use these natural pipettes in dogs from three months of age, it is highly recommended to first make a small application and observe the area for a day. Containing only natural products should not cause any allergic problems, but some dogs may be allergic to any of these natural ingredients and present irritation in the applied area, if this occurs we will bathe our dog with a mild soap to eliminate the application.
The dose varies depending on the age and size of the dog, so that it looks like this:
- Puppies over three months and small dogs under ten kilos: 1 milliliter per month
- Dogs from ten to twenty-five kilos: 2 milliliters per month
- Dogs from twenty-seven to forty kilos: 3 - 4 milliliters per month
When only one milliliter is applied, it is only done in the neck area (as with conventional pipettes). We will carefully separate your hair and with the help of the syringe (always without a needle) we will apply it. It is not necessary to massage, we will just let it spread.
When it is two milliliters or more, the application will be divided between the neck area and the hip (a few centimeters behind where the tail begins). It is what is known as a cross-shaped application, applying a little on his neck and shoulder blades and the rest on the back.
Being a homemade product we must apply common sense, if our dog bathes a lot in rivers or lakes, we must make the applications more frequently. If our dog lives in a rural area with cattle and a high factor of contracting parasites (higher than if he lives in a city for example), we must increase the amount applied and the frequency a little, etc ... We can also apply others home remedies against fleas and ticks Very effective and economical.
How much money does it cost to make natural pipettes at home?
The price is much lower than if we bought conventional pipettes (chemical and poisonous) or if we bought natural pipettes. When making them at home we will save a lot of money in pipettes, just pay attention:
- 50ml Margosa Oil (Neem): € 12
- 50ml Citronella Oil: € 8
- 50ml of Mint Oil: € 9
- 50ml Eucalyptus Oil: € 8
- Single dose physiological serum: € 3
- 2 milliliter syringe without needle: € 0.5
In total and assuming that we buy 50-milliliter boats (you can buy smaller and cheaper), we will have an expense of € 28.5. But what you don't know… is that with this amount, you can make your own homemade pipettes for several years !! This is undoubtedly the most economical and natural way to protect our dogs against fleas and ticks.
How to make 100% natural anti-parasite collars for dogs
Taking advantage of the fact that we already have all the necessary ingredients, we can also make fabulous antiparasitic collars for our dogs at home. Made with 100% natural products.
We will need a handkerchief to tie our dog's neck, we must tie it softly and in a way that does not oppress him (we do not want to suffocate him). That scarf will be your new parasite repellent necklace.
Before putting the handkerchief on our dog's neck, we will add a drop of each of the above-mentioned ingredients with the exception of physiological serum (oils only). These will spread through the handkerchief acting as repellents against insects, fleas and ticks.
We must wash the handkerchief and reapply the oils every two weeks, so that its effect is not lost. Simple right? Well, besides being simple, it is efficient and very economical, so that it is available to everyone.
Are antiparasitics good for cats?
The antiparasitic They are a commodity for cats, especially for those who have access to the outside, being able to suffer an infestation of fleas or ticks, for example. However, the components and steps of commercial products are not always the most appropriate.
When applying them, especially if the cat already has fleas, we must follow a series of rules, such as the cat's bathroom. Have you ever wondered why? It is not just so that it is clean, it helps us eliminate part of the parasites, but it is an extra problem, and it is not a task as simple as it happens with dogs: if the cat is not accustomed it will be a task Impossible to carry out.
The industrial pipettes They contain drugs that can harm the health of our animal as well as that of the human family. Many animals, especially cats, after applying the pipette begin to lick and ingest the product, being able to suffer a poisoning.
The same happens if there are small children in the house who play with the cat and then, when they suck their hands, they swallow the product. Those are some of the reasons to make our own cat pipette.
- Neem Oil or Margosa Oil
- Citronella or citronella oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Mint Oil or Tea Tree Oil
- Hypertonic (or natural) seawater or physiological serum
All the aforementioned products, except seawater, can be obtained in 50 ml containers (the most indicated) or in 10 or 20 ml containers. Prices vary according to the sizes of the bottles but are really cheap.
To prepare seawater follow this step by step:
- Go to the sea to get water
- We let it decant 24 hours
- We will pass it through a coffee filter
However, we can also buy it directly and convert it into an isotonic ratio of 3: 1. The only thing we need to buy is a 2 ml syringe (without needle) for application and a 10 ml caramel bottle to make the preparation and to store the mixture for a while. In this way we will not have to prepare it every time we want to deworm.
As we mentioned before, we can prepare it in a boat and keep it up to 2 months. Remember that we must apply the product once a month. We will do the calculations for the 10 ml:
- Isotonic seawater or serum (65%) = 6.5 ml
- Peppermint or tea tree oil (10%) = 1 ml
- Eucalyptus Oil (10%) = 1 ml
- Citronella or citronella oil (10%) = 1 ml
- Neem Oil or Margosa Oil (5%) = 0.5 ml
This account will give us the 10 ml of the bottle from which we will take out 2 ml per month to deworm our cat. Do not forget to be careful when handling the bottle and use a clean syringe, to avoid contaminating the product.
How, when and where to apply it?
To obtain a good result we must apply it correctly: the ideal would be to start with the bath of our feline and, after one or two days we would be able to apply it.
In reference to the doses we will point out that cats weighing less than 10 kg should use 1.5 ml per month and those that exceed 10 kg of weight around 2 ml. This is a general rule but we always recommend consulting with the veterinarian.
The areas to apply will be two, in the neck area, between the two shoulder blades (half the amount) and the area of the hip, a few centimeters before the start of the tail (the other half). There are those who prefer only the neck area since being a small amount they prefer to focus there.
Following this simple process and, with very few resources, you will be able to keep the parasites away from your cat naturally and safely, without fearing for harmful chemical compounds.
This article is purely informative, at ExpertAnimal.com we have no power to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case he presents any type of condition or discomfort.
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