Natural flea remedies for dogs can work well but require additional application time compared to other methods. For those concerned about using synthetic pesticides in their home and yard and on their dog, the extra time is a worthwhile trade off for the peace of mind an all-natural flea treatment brings.
Why Use Natural Flea and Tick Products?
While topicals such as Advantix, Advantage, and PetLock and collars like Seresto work well to prevent flea and tick infestations, some dogs and cats may be sensitive to the chemicals used in these and other synthetic preventatives. As an alternative, all-natural sprays, collars, and shampoos are options for pets with sensitive skin. Additionally, some pet parents may be concerned about their children being exposed to the chemicals used in some topical and collar flea preventatives and are opting for a natural approach. Others might be concerned what the long-term effects of year-round use of these chemicals on their pets could be.
Are All-Natural Flea and Tick Preventatives Effective?
Using an all-natural preventative requires more application time than the standard monthly approach. Many all-natural preventatives use cedar oil as the pest repellent. This will not stay on your dog or cat’s coat for longer than a couple of days; so they require reapplication every 24 – 48 hours. If your dog or cat is not playing outside in areas that haven’t been treated for fleas and ticks and instead spends most of the day lounging on the couch, you do not need to reapply natural preventatives as often.
Best All-Natural Preventatives
Wondercide Flea & Tick Spray is made in the USA from human food-grade ingredients and is safe for children. To prevent pests, you will need to apply every 2 – 3 days by rubbing your dog’s coat in the opposite direction of growth, spray, and rub in. If your dog enjoys swimming, you will need to reapply after your dog’s coat is dry. If you take your dog to an area other than your yard or any place that has been treated, you will want to reapply. Wondercide’s sprays are gentle enough to be used several times a week and on cats.
Wondercide also lists what ingredients are used in their products and where those ingredients come from on their website. Everything is USA sourced and made and all packaging is biodegradable and recyclable.
Kin + Kind plant powered Flea & Tick Sprays come in a lavender or lemongrass option to repel fleas with their cruelty free, vet formulated product that provides effective relief with plant-based ingredients all while being hand mixed in the USA. Kin + Kind Lavender Flea & Tick shampoo kills pets while maintaining a natural fragrance from essential oils.
Ready to make the switch to all-natural flea & tick preventatives? Stop in to one of our locations and ask a Feed Team member to show you all the options available.