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. Dog pipettes are the most widespread deworming medium, but on a general level they are made up of dangerous poisons and chemicals.
However, there are natural dog pipettes that consist only of natural ingredients, repellent ingredients that nature itself uses against insects. From Dogsis.com we are going to explain how to make these fantastic natural pipettes ourselves, and how to use them and save a lot of money.
Index of contents
- 1 Natural ingredients needed to make pipettes for dogs at home
- 2 100% natural dog pipetting recipe
- 2.0.1 The recipe for making 2 milliliters of a 100% natural pipette is as follows:
- 3 How and when to use homemade dog pipettes
- 3.0.1 The dose varies depending on the age and size of the dog, so it looks like this:
- 4 How much money does it cost to make natural pipettes at home?
- 5 How to make 100% natural anti-parasite collars for dogs
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, as this way we will avoid any remaining chemicals or pesticides. These ingredients are very easy to find in any herbalism or through trade websites like Ebay.
We can buy them in jars of different sizes and depending on the number of dogs we have and their size, it will be preferable to buy more or less. On a personal basis, I buy the fifty-milliliter cans, but later seeing the recipe, you will be able to calculate which is the appropriate measure for you.
These are the necessary ingredients to make homemade 100% natural dog pipettes:
- Margosa Oil (also known as Neem Oil) 50ml.
- Citronella Oil (Cintronella in some places) 50ml.
- Eucalyptus oil 50ml.
- Mint Oil 50ml.
- Physiological serum (sold in pharmacies in single doses, ideal for these pipettes)
The cans are usually 10ml 20ml 50ml or 100ml, you can buy the most suitable size for your needs. Whatever the size the price is very cheap compared to the same expense on pipettes made up of chemicals and poisons.
All these ingredients are 100% natural and act as repellents against different insects and parasites. The mixture of them offers very high protection.
100% natural dog pipetting recipe
Once we have all the ingredients at home, we should only buy a small syringe from the pharmacy. If possible, those that only measure up to two milliliters, this will make it much easier to get the exact amounts of each ingredient.
All the ingredients must 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 next to our body to warm it up a bit (that will dilute it).
The recipe for making 2 milliliters of a 100% natural pipette is as follows:
- 5% Margosa Oil (5% of two milliliters)
- 10% Citronella Oil (10% of two milliliters)
- 10% Mint Oil (10% of two milliliters)
- 10% Eucalyptus Oil (10% of 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 of them are mixed within 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 one part of a milliliter of Margosa. We will fill the rest with physiological soil and shake it so that it mixes well.
The two milliliter syringes are divided into milliliters and these in turn in ten parts (units / parts of a milliliter). It is very easy to take the exact amounts directly, but if it becomes complex we can add them to a glass for example and mix them all there. If we want to make a smoother concentration, we will simply lower the percentages of each ingredient a little and increase that of saline. The oils should never be used directly with the dog’s skin, they must always be diluted in saline. We already have the pipette ready, now it only remains 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 a little natural fat before applying it.
We can use these natural pipettes in dogs from three months of age, being highly recommended to make a small application first and observe the area for a day. By containing only natural products it should not cause any allergic problem, 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 it looks like this:
- Puppies of more than three months and small dogs of less than ten kilos: 1 milliliter per month
- Dogs from ten to twenty-five kilos: 2 milliliters per month
- Dogs of 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 separate her hair carefully and with the help of the syringe (always without a needle) we will apply it. There is no need to massage, we will simply let it spread.
When it comes to two milliliters or more, the application will be divided between the neck and hip area (a few centimeters behind where the butt begins). It is what is known as a cross-shaped application, applying a little on your 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 (hig
her than if he lives in a city for example), we should increase the amount applied and the frequency a little, etc…. We can also apply other flea and tick home remedies 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 we make them at home we will save a lot of money on pipettes, just pay attention:
- 50ml Margosa Oil (Neem): € 12
- Citronella Oil 50ml: € 8
- 50ml of Mint Oil: € 9
- Eucalyptus Oil 50ml: € 8
- Single dose physiological serum: € 3
- 2 milliliter syringe without needle: 0.5 €
In total and assuming that we buy 50-milliliter cans (you can buy smaller and cheaper ones), 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 without a doubt the most economic and natural way of having our dogs protected 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 to the neck of our dog, we must tie it soft and so that it does not oppress him (we do not want to suffocate him). That scarf will be your new parasite repellent necklace.
Before putting the scarf on our dog’s neck, we will add a drop of each of the ingredients mentioned above except for the saline (only the oils). 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, in addition to being simple it is effective and very economical, so that it is available to everyone.