Answer: Natural Flea & Tick Prevention For Dogs

March 8th, 2007 by Dan

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.

2. Neem oil- this is another strong natural repellent. There are a couple products here that are good- they make shampoo and spray.

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.





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