Cats are Trickier
They are more sensitive to tick repellents, even natural ones. They can’t handle a lot of the essential oils that dogs can. Which I believe is why all of the sprays approved for cats only contain lemongrass and cinnamon oils, and in weaker dilutions than some of the sprays for dogs or humans only.
Ticks: Natural Prevention and Care - Dogs Naturally Magazine
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Natural products and tips to prevent Lyme Disease and manage ticks
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Natural Solutions For Tick Season - Dogs Naturally Magazine
Essential oils have worked well in my hands in the past. Be careful when applying essential oils and don’t overdo them. Remember that your pet’s sense of smell is much stronger than yours. Apply oils in a well ventilated area and never spray around the pet’s face. has worked well for many of my clients. It is for use on pets or in the environment. Not everyone likes the smell of cedar and there are many other essential oil products available. Personally, I use because I like the smell. Hue and I recently took the Vetrirepel with us on our trip to the islands to repel mosquitoes. It worked great! Lavender oil has been shown to repel ticks, while lemongrass oil seems to work particularly well against fleas. Peppermint oil will affect the nervous system of fleas and ticks without harming your pet. Many people use rose geranium oil and find it works well. Neem oil has been around forever and is another favorite. The spray I use for my horses (Ricochet) contains neem and I love the smell. Rose geranium oil is safe to use full strength directly on the pet, but you will only need to apply one drop behind each shoulder blade and one drop near the base of the tail. Other oils should be diluted before applying to pets. Oils can be diluted in EVOO or water and rubbed throughout the coat. They can also be diluted by putting a few drops in your favorite pet shampoo or conditioner. A bandanna with a few drops of diluted essential oil can also be used as a natural flea collar. Make sure the smell is not overwhelming, as this will be close to your dog’s nose.-For sensitive dogs, dilute the neem oil 1:10 in a light carrier oil like almond or jojoba and rub palms first. Then run hands thoroughly through the dog's coat for natural, effective flea and tick control.