More and more dog owners are looking for natural alternatives for flea and tick prevention. Although ticks can be a concern in the warmer months, dog owners also have to consider the effects that chemical tick treatments have on their dog’s digestive tract, internal organs and overall health, both short and long term.
If you are concerned about the impact these chemicals have on your dog, natural flea and tick products provide a great alternative to chemical-based treatments. The preventative power of essential oils such Cedarwood Oil, Peppermint Oil, Wintergreen Oil, Lemongrass, and Almond Oil are non-offensive to your dog but repulsive to fleas and ticks. The mixing of these oils help to change the odor of your pet so fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests are repelled. So if you are looking to implement some natural products into your pet’s flea and tick prevention regiment this season, brands such as Alzoo, Tropiclean, and Earth Animal offer some great products to consider.
Products for Prevention and Treatment
If you have a pet that spends time outside, a natural, monthly preventive application to your pet is a must. Alzoo EZ-On Treatment is a safe alternative to chemical-based topical medications. Another approach is Earth Animal’s Nature’s Protection Herbal Internal Powder and Herbal Drops (Both USA Made) that repel bugs from the inside out while also boosting the immune system for an overall, healthier animal.
Rid your lawn of pesky pests the natural way with TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick Yard Spray. Made with a blend of powerful, natural oils including Clove, Lemongrass, Cedarwood and Cinnamon oils, this spray works to kill fleas and ticks on contact and repels new ones for up to two weeks. TropiClean yard spray can also help kill mosquitoes, spiders, ants and aphids, too. It's powerful enough to cover your entire lawn and most importantly, it's safe to use around dogs and cats 12-months or older.
Remember, as you are outside this season enjoying time with your pet, frequent inspections should be performed. Using a flea and tick comb will not only help with inspecting your pet for any unwanted visitors, but also helps to naturally exfoliate your pet’s skin. Our Four Paws Flea Comb removes pests from all coat types. The tightly placed teeth effectively remove fleas, ticks, and their eggs where they hide while working through any knots or tangles.
In the event you do find your pet has fleas or ticks, acting quickly is key. Bathing with a natural herbal shampoo, such as TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick Plus Soothing Dog Shampoo, is essential. It kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on contact while soothing your pet's skin at the same time. And don’t limit your cleaning and preventive measures to the outdoors. Clean indoor areas as well, spraying down kennels, furniture, and bedding.