My aunt's lab had eight puppies four weeks ago. All her dogs are horribly neglected (in fact, I took the mother to the vet for a skin infection/flea allergy yesterday and used my own money), so I was looking for natural flea remedies to use on the puppies. They're too young for all the chemicals, but I've read a lot of good things about Apple Cider Vinegar. My question was, is it safe to use ACV on the 4 week old puppies' coats? Diluted, of course. And maybe in a bath? I'm planning on giving them a bath in baby shampoo, combing them with a flea comb and then spraying them with diluted ACV. I'm using the ACV because the puppies (and 3 other older dogs, including the mother) are strictly outside dogs.
Do you think the ACV on them will be safe?
Or can you suggest any other cheap, natural remedies?