Lemon as Flea Preventer

Topics: Citrus, Fruit, Grapefruit Pages: 3 (798 words) Published: February 26, 2013
Citrus Extract
as Dog Flea
and Lice Preventer

Louise Joyce A. Naguiat

Research Adviser:
Mrs. Melba A. Agravante

June- Septemper 2013
Solano High School

Pets such as dogs needs to be treated with proper nourishment and needs to be walked, exercise and to be played outside. Dogs need a natural environment. They cannot always stay in the house so they need to go outside to breathe fresh air and get socialized with other dogs. But by providing them so, they can pick up insects and other diseases. Fleas and Lice are often health problems of dogs and this may also affect the host family where the dog lives by spreading fleas around the house and might cause allergies and infection.

Fleas feed on the blood of dogs, they also sometimes bite humans. They can live without food for several months, but females must have a blood meal before they can produce eggs. They can deliver about 4000 eggs on the host's fur. 

Since Nueva Vizcaya is known to be the citrus capital of the Philippines. That is, there are plenty of Vitamin C rich fruits growing in these areas which can be proven and used as a subject to prevent fleas and lice for dogs given that vitamin C is known as an acid.

I, the researcher have decided to formulate an investigatory project to prove if citrus is effective as flea and lice preventer with the titled: Citrus Extract as Dog Flea and Lice Preventer wherein the citrus fruit will be cut into pieces, be extracted through boiling and then sprayed directly to dog fur.

Statement of the Problem:
This investigatory project is made to determine whether the extract of citrus fruit will be an effective Flea and lice preventer.
Specifically, it seeks to find out:
* Are there significant differences on the prevention time of Fleas and Lice using citrus extract with various amounts?

Statement of the Hypothesis:
The following statements will be investigated
Ha: There are significant differences on...
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