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More and more dog parents are concerned about the potential harmful effects of conventional flea control products (e.g. flea collar, dips, flea bombs, etc.), not only on their dogs, but also on human family members and the environment.
As a result, many dog parents opt for natural flea tick remedies that are milder and safer for all concerned.
There are herbs and essential oils that can be used to effectively repel pests such as fleas and ticks.
If you do not want to concoct your own natural flea remedies by yourself from scratch, this page recommends some effective flea tick remedies that are available at some pet stores.
All the products on this page are made from natural ingredients that are safe for us, our dogs, and the environment.
This shampoo contains essential oils that have flea and tick repelling properties, such as citronella grass, lemon Eucalyptus, Rosemary, etc. in mild castile soap.
This spray contains flea and tick repelling essential oils (Geranium, Clove, Peppermint), and is effective in repelling summer pests.
This is another spray that contains effective tick and flea-repellent essential oils (lemongrass, cinnamon). The oils are highly diluted and therefore the spray is safe on dogs.
This powder contains diatomaceous earth (DE), a mineral substance formed by the fossil remains of prehistoric algae. While non-toxic to people and pets, at the microscopic level, it is razor-sharp and is lethal to insect pests like fleas and ticks, whose shells are cut as the powder covers their bodies.
Fleas, along with their eggs and larvae, become dehydrated and die within hours when exposed to this powerful substance.
Similar to the borate crystal salt as described above, DE kills pests mechanically, not chemically. Therefore, pests cannot develop immunity to the effect.
It is also more environmentally-friendly because it does not release any chemicals or toxins that may harm our surroundings.
This powder can be safely applied directly in your dog's fur as well as the living environment, such as the dog's bed, carpets, furniture, and even in the yard.
This herbal "squeeze-on" contains Geraniol (an extract from Geranium) and Peppermint extract. These two herbs are well known for their pest-repelling properties. In particular, Geraniol is 400% more effective than citronella at repelling fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
Instead of using the conventional "spot-on" flea repellents, which can cause a lot of skin irritations as well as long-term health problems to dogs, try this natural and safe alternative to protect your dog from pests.
This Flea & Tick Tag is a safe, chemical-free way to keep harmful pests (fleas, ticks, mosquitoes) off of your dog. It utilizes your dog's own energy to create a natural barrier to pests.
The process operates with quantum mechanic's refined frequencies, and is somewhat similar to the basic principles of homeopathy. (It does not use traditional energy forms like electrical, chemical, thermal, magnetic, or radioactive.) Of course, it does not use any harmful chemicals so the tag is totally safe for pets and humans!
The tag begins to work in about 24-36 hours, and it will remain effective for up to 3 months.
Click on the link above to check it out! Your dog will be grateful if you do.
As discussed in our page on Natural Flea Control, we have to fight fleas from "the inside out".
This supplement contains brewer's yeast and garlic that are effective in strengthening our dogs' immune system and are also effective in repelling fleas and ticks. In addition, the supplement can provide relief to allergic issues affecting dogs' skin.
Take a look at this! It looks like a treat, tastes like a treat, and Fido probably thinks that it's a treat, but it's actually a supplement that contains brewer's yeast and garlic to repel ticks and fleas!
If your dog is finicky and doesn't want anything to do with a "pill", get these Soft Chews instead.
This homeopathic remedy provides fast relief to symptoms (e.g. itching, swelling, and pain) caused by bug bites and stings from common pests.
It is to be given orally, not topically.