Fleas and Coffee Don't Mix ( Really?}

I read an article recently on all natural products we can make at home and use instead of  buying chemical -laden products. Since we have two dogs and one princess cat, the coffee flea repellent caught my interest because we have two dogs and one princess cat.


And plenty of coffee grounds.

  And fleas. 

This would be fantastic if it really works - my poor pooches have been scratching at fleas like crazy. It doesn't say anything about using this coffee flea repellent on cats, so I think I will stick to the dogs.

And happier dogs =  happier family, right? {When they scratch, we scratch.}

If you are interested in trying homemade flea repellent, here is what you do.

When you give your dog a bath, shampoo and rinse his fur as you normally would do. Then rub coffee grounds into his wet fur. Massage the grounds all the way down to the skin. Rinse with warm water.

Why is this supposed to work on fleas you ask?

Supposedly the water combined with the strong aroma of coffee kills fleas and repels fleas. It is recommended to use this weekly to keep fleas away.

Since my coffee maker usually has coffee grounds in it anyway, and I have water, I figure why not give this home remedy a try.

My dogs may smell like coffee for a while - but that's got to be better than scratching at fleas all day.