• Wash your dog in a mixture of tea and mint: brew up a good pot of strong tea, adding in 8 teaspoons of fresh mint or 4 teaspoons of dried mint (allow it to brew) and wash the dog in this warm (not hot) concoction thoroughly all over.
• The mint deters mites and fleas and the tannic acid in the tea contracts the dog’s blood vessels, reducing swelling and itching.
• Rinse dogs in this mixture every week to keep them clean and comfortable (just a quick dip in and out, no scrubbing) and make sure you also soak the dog’s bedding in the same potion.
• The mint will also help soften jute bedding.
For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here