Many dog owners are concerned about the toxic chemicals in popular over-the-counter flea and tick remedies. The solution is to use all-natural remedies that can also help protect your dog–and the good news is–it’s very easy to do. Here are some tips.
1. Make sure that your dog is on a good diet; that is the first step. Dogs that are on poor diets tend to get more fleas and ticks. The dogs that are healthy tend to repel fleas and ticks better.
2. Use garlic to supplement your dog’s food. Garlic has been used for years to help combat flea problems. I have used garlic for years and have never had a flea or tick problem with my dogs.
3. Supplement your dog’s food with brewer’s yeast. It’s high in Vitamin B and said to repel fleas because of the odor it emits, which doesn’t smell bad to us. I have fed it to my dogs for years and have never noticed any difference in the way they smell.
4. Try using an herbal flea collar. It may not work very well on its own, but in combination with all of the above steps, I think it should help. There are many herbal collars on the market today; with a little research you’ll be able to find one.
5. Use a flea comb on your dog weekly. This will help determine if you have a flea problem and get rid of any that you may find.
6. Vacuum regularly. Fleas become a problem when they lay eggs that drop down into your carpet. When they hatch they multiply, and then it becomes an even bigger problem. Vacuuming regularly will help if there are any eggs.