Question: Do you know of any natural methods for keeping your dog flea and tick free in the spring and summer?
Answer: There are a couple good natural options for treating and preventing fleas and ticks.
1. Lemon- citrus is a natural flea repellent. Slice a lemon (score and leave the peel on) and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it. Let sit overnight- this water can then be sprayed on your dog. This will kill fleas and temporarily prevent new ones from taking up residence on your dog.
Natural prevention also entails checking your dog regularly (ideally after every time she’s been outside) for fleas and ticks. Combing her over a white surface helps- if/when fleas fall you will easily see them. Make sure to remove ticks entirely when you find them.