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Fleas? Try These Flea-Be-Gone Treats For Your Pet!

Fleas? Try These Flea-Be-Gone Treats For Your Pet!

Flea season peaks around late summer and early fall, although these parasites are found year-round. Try these homemade treats that contain brewer’s yeast, that has been shown to be a natural flea repellent.

Flea-Be-Gone Dog Biscuits

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups flour
½ cup wheat germ
½ cup brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chicken broth


In a large bowl, mix oil with dry ingredients. Slowly stir in 1 cup of chicken broth when the mixture gets too dry. Mix thoroughly until you get a doughy consistency.

Roll dough onto floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Use a knife to cut dough into squares, or use cookie cutters to make special shapes. Place cut dough onto large, ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are brown. Allow to cool 2 hours, then store in plastic bags or airtight containers.

Administer treats as you would any other treat, after a walk, etc.

Important note: The garlic powder has been removed from the original recipe. Many dog owners wrote to us, expressing their concern, citing raw garlic can be toxic to some dogs. While others have read of garlic’s many health benefits. If you choose to add it, the recipe calls for 1 TBL garlic POWDER (not fresh garlic). But please check with your vet first. The brewer’s yeast in this recipe is the most important component of this recipe for natural flea repellent.

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  • L says:

    Can this be given to cats?

  • barb says:

    should be whole wheat flour.

  • Paulette says:

    Another good flea treat is 1/2cup brewers yeast( I get mine on amazon) and 1 cup melted coconut oil. I make more me in paw print molds the small one are one treat per ten pounds you dog is.
    This is also a good flea treat for cats. Just put one in their bowl for them to lick on. They will eat it as needed.

  • Beth Loew Delgado says:

    Before I viewed the recipe I was expecting an ingredient such as food-grade diatomaceous earth.

    Our household ended up with fleas when we let a stray kitting in to stay warm while he waited for animal control to pick him up. He left fleas for us. I needed to find something natural and safe for the well-being of everyone in our household. What I found was diatomaceous earth. I brought a package home where I sprinkled some on the carpeting on the main floor of our home. Instructions said to leave it set and that it will be tracked around the house by foot traffic. That stuff is truly amazing!! It is took care of the flea problem in no time at all.

  • Marky says:

    We buy brewers yeast at the bulk barn (I take it for the vitamin B), it’s dirt cheap.

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