6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

When I was a kid, my dogs had flea collars. They smelled a little funny, but they made your parasitic problems vanish when you slipped them on. Flash-forward 40 years and I've found out something I always suspected: many of the chemicals these collars contain may not be safe for animals or for anyone petting them. In fact, according to conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), chemicals in flea collars can be easily transferred to anyone or anything nearby. "High levels of pesticide residue can remain on a dog's or cat's fur for weeks after a flea collar is put on an animal," the research says.

For the health conscious pet owner, here are some natural ingredients and remedies to repel fleas and ticks on dogs (and some for cats).

Hey Karen! Sorry to hear about the lingering flea problems, those are the worst! I usually use it once a week at the most as it does tend to remove a dogs natural oils after too many consecutive treatments over a short amount of time. Since you have a small dog, you can definitely give him a bath in it instead, that’s actually a great idea for those that have small pets. Good luck!

Natural Home Remedies for Flea and Tick Control - petMD

7 natural flea remedies for cats and dogs | MNN - Mother Nature Network Hello my two dogs one is a chihuahua and the other is a Dotson mixed with fox terrier. I had a neighbor move out of my now old apartment and when they cleaned it we found out it that the place was severely infested with fleas I tryed everything while in the apartment I am now living in a duplex but I am still seeing fleas on my pets. I have never seen more than 4 or 5 on them at a time so I’m assuming I’m keeping slightly under control but the problem is summer is coming which might mean even more. I would love to get completely get rid of them for good. Things I have tryed in the apartment a flea bomb I have washed them once a week with flea shampoo and I have tryed kind of cheap spot on treatments which seem to do nothing (could be because my dogs won’t set still long enough to get it on the skin ) I am very clean person and have 3 adults in the house so vacuuming moping and those kind of things are done on regular basis. I don’t really have the money to keep spending on flea products plus my Dotson skin seems aggravated all ready so the natural way might be best. What would say I do. ? I have had dogs my whole life with no flea problems I have had these two dogs for 7 and 4 years with no problems so I’m extremely lost in what I should. What I have done was recommended by people at pet store…. please help and thanks for any advice you have to offer

Top 8 Flea Home Remedies | Ehrlich Pest Control

Summary: The best flea treatment for dogs involves a combination of natural and product based remedies. Since these little pests feed on your dogs blood and can potentially cause health problems, if your dog has fleas you need to get them under control as soon as possible. Even if your dog doesn’t get a bad allergic reaction to their bites, they can still be rather irritating as they can make his or her skin very itchy. As a responsible dog owner, you need to help resolve the flea problem quickly.

The Natural Approach to Flea Control - Only Natural Pet