Fleas can cause skin irritations and trigger a dog to bite and scratch due to the constant itchiness that they have been experiencing. If your dog has a flea infestation on their body, learn how to naturally eliminate the pests while pampering your pet. Once finished, your pet will feel comfortable and their skin will begin to heal.


  • oatmeal
  • blender
  • warm water
  • cup
  • pet bathtub 
  • mild dish detergent
  • soft towel
  • dim lighting
  • flexible pet comb
  • aloe vera gel
  • hairdryer 
  • dog treats

Reduce Inflammation

Add a cup or two of raw oats to a blender and blend them until they are a powdery consistency. Pour the powdered oats into a bowl. Add a small amount of water to the bowl and stir the two ingredients until they are a creamy consistency. Add more water as needed. Oatmeal naturally reduces inflammation and can be used on all skin types. It also helps remove dead skin cells, promoting healthy skin.

Fill a pet bathtub with a few inches of warm water. Put the tub in a room that your dog is comfortable spending time in. Gather the oatmeal, a cup, a bottle of mild dish detergent, and a soft towel and place them near the tub. Turn on soft lighting to assist with keeping your pet calm. Gently lift your dog and set them in the tub. Quietly praise your dog as they stand in the tub. Slowly pour warm water onto their body. Avoid getting water in your pet's eyes or ears because this may frighten them.

Dip your fingers in the oatmeal and grab a small handful. Massage the oatmeal into your pet's back, stomach, legs, neck, and tail by pressing your fingertips into each body part and moving them around in circles. Add more oatmeal to your pet's body as needed. Once your pet has a light coating of oatmeal covering their fur, rinse it off with cups full of warm water.

Kill And Remove The Fleas And Apply Aloe Vera Gel

Add a few drops of mild detergent to your pet's fur and work it into a lather. Dish detergent naturally kills fleas and won't irritate your dog's skin. The fleas will die soon after they come into contact with the soapy water. Rinse your pet off well with warm water. Remove your dog from the tub and loosely wrap a soft towel around them. Hold your dog closely to you while doing this so that they feel comforted.

Comb your pet's damp fur to eliminate the fleas. Use a comb that is flexible so that it doesn't tug any pieces of fur. Apply a small amount of aloe vera gel to any sores on your dog's skin. The gel will promote healing. A small amount can be added to the affected skin each day until it heals. Dispose of the fleas and dry your pet's fur with a hairdryer that is adjusted to a low setting. Give your dog some of their favorite treats to reward them for their cooperative behavior. Your pet will be able to relax and their skin will begin healing.

For more information, talk to a local holistic veterinarian