In this article I share how to get rid fleas and ticks on your dog easily, naturally and safely in 24 hours or less.
Flea and tick prevention is a necessary part of summertime for dogs. Nobody wants fleas or ticks on your dog or in your house. Seeing your best friend suffer with scratching and biting at their fur is heartbreaking and if you have ever had fleas in your home you know what a nightmare that is. Keep reading to find out the secret to how to get rid of fleas naturally and quickly.
- Are once a month spot treatments like Frontline safe?
- Do natural flea products really work?
- What are the options for Natural Flea Control for dogs?
- Are natural flea and tick preventatives safe for my dog?
- What is the best natural flea treatment for dogs?
- How can I get rid of fleas FAST without toxic chemicals?
Are once a month flea spot treatments like Frontline safe?
Have you ever wondered why the instructions say not to get it on your skin? If it is not safe for your skin, is that something you want to put on your pet who lives and in some cases sleeps with you?
The mainstream once a month spot treatments that are recommended by Vets, are poisonous chemicals that you are putting on your pet and every time you touch your pet you are having contact with those poisonous chemicals yourself.
Both over-the-counter and veterinarian-prescribed flea-killing topical treatments are pesticides that enter your pet’s internal organs (livers, kidneys), move into their intestinal tracts, and are eventually eliminated in their feces and urine. Not only that, but the humans and other household animals who closely interact with pets who have been treated with these chemicals, can be affected by the toxins.
All the “active” ingredients in these spot-on preparations – imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, and pyriproxyfen – have been linked to serious health effects in laboratory animals.
Do natural products really work to get rid of fleas and ticks?
Safe natural flea and tick remedies provided by Mother Earth are not only highly effective but extremely safe. It makes sense to me that we are part of the Earth and that Mother Earth would provide everything we need for health and well being.
I built Alternative Animal natural pet products on this premise and I continue to find alternative and naturally superior methods to conventional chemical and drug therapies.
What are the options for natural flea control for dogs?
Fossil Shell Flour also known as Diatomaceous Earth
You may have heard of this but not known exactly what it is or how to use it on your pets. Fossil Shell Flour/Diatomaceous Earth is one of natures greatest gifts to us. Sprinkled onto your pets and brushed in it will eliminate all fleas, and ticks.
It works by microscopically scratching the outer layer of the insect which causing it to dehydrate and die. Usually within 24-48 hours. It’s odorless and safe and can also be sprinkled into bedding and carpet.
Flea Free Naturally natural flea powder contains a blend of fossil shell flour along with proven flea and tick repelling essential oils that starts working as soon as fleas and tick come into contact. Buy HERE.
Essential Oils get rid of Flea & Ticks naturally without side effects
Plants produce essential oils as their own survival technique to repel bugs. This makes essential oils great insect repellents for animals (and humans, too).
Essential oils are all natural and will kill most fleas within a few seconds. They will leave your pets’ coat healthy and vibrant while working at a cellular level to boost the immune system. For centuries, they have been used in a variety of ways to kill and repel fleas, ticks and other biting insects.
Some of the more common oils that act as flea and insect repellents are: lavender, citronella, cedar, peppermint, eucalyptus, neem, geranium and lemongrass. Used by indigenous peoples for insect repellants, essential oils provide safe, long lasting protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, flies and gnats. Diluted essential oils can be sprayed or wiped onto you and your pet with no worries about detrimental health effects.
Flea Ban Naturally is a highly effective and powerful blend of flea and tick deterring essential oils. Our unique combination instantly combats fleas, ticks and mosquitoes with powerful ingredients that are 100% safe and natural. Buy HERE.
Dietary Tips for healthy flea repelling dogs
Adding thiamin (vitamin B1) and or brewer’s yeast to your pets daily food can be quite effective at repelling insects. This will give off an odor that can keep insects away but you won’t smell anything.
The biggest key to flea and tick prevention – and to your dog (or cat) having a strong immune system – is proper species appropriate nutrition. A healthy diet of fresh foods (NOT processed kibble or canned foods) will do wonders to keep pests away.
Kelp is another great, little known flea repelling supplement. “The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats,” says after three weeks of kelp supplementation there is a noticeable reduction in fleas on animals who have an infestation. Buy Kelp HERE.
Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar Natural Flea Repellent
Eliminate fleas and ticks the naturally healthy way. Bug Zap Naturally contains powerful natural insect repelling ingredients including Garlic, ACV and Kelp. This combination effectively deters all insects that feed on blood including fleas, ticks, biting flies, lice, mites, and mosquitoes. When fed daily, insects are not interested in biting or laying eggs, ending the vicious flea cycle.
- Bug Zap Naturally-Natural Flea Prevention$39.95 – $54.95
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Bathing and Grooming your dog
Use only natural dog shampoos that contain essential oils. Work the shampoo into a thick lather and leave on your pet for at least 15 minutes to kill all the fleas.
Flea Free Naturally organic flea and tick shampoo contains a blend of essential oils of cedar, lemongrass, neem, rosemary and rose geranium, all known for their proven effectiveness against insects. Fast acting, they kill fleas on contact. Buy HERE.
Regular grooming with a flea comb will remove fleas easily and there are special tick combs for safe tick removal.
When you use natural alternatives to safely rid your pet of fleas and ticks you’ll feel great knowing you’re doing the very best you can for your four-legged family member.