Did you know that the commercially sold flea and tick remedies can harm or even kill your pet? So what other options do you have? Plenty:
- Garlic and brewer's yeast can be added to food but since garlic in high doses can be toxic, consult your veterinarian for proper dosage.
- Regular combing with a flea comb to remove adult fleas and their eggs.
- Essential oils such as neem oil repels fleas.
- Boric acid can safely be used to sprinkle through your home or sprays that contain D-limonene (a natural citrus extract) can be used as well.
- For ticks add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to your pets water.
- Eucalyptus, tea tree oil and citronella are also tick repellents.
- Don't use essential oils directly on your cat - instead use a natural flea collar or a bandanna tied around their neck.
- Blue dawn dish soap works wonders on fleas!
Beware, as there are some toxic natural remedies.
- Cedar in all forms is toxic to most pets and shouldn't even be used as bedding for rodents. Use pine instead. Pennyroyal can kill a small kitten and tea tree oil CAN kill a cat.
Talk to your vet before using ANY remedy on your pet and if you must use "poison" on your pet NEVER use the crap sold in stores. Opt for Advantage from your vet. Do whatever you can to keep your pet safe, healthy and happy.