Ticks and fleas are an annoyance for your dog and for you, not to mention they can cause health problems. There are many different powders and sprays on the market, but many could contain chemicals that could be harmful to your dog’s health.
There are some natural remedies that are safe and effective at helping rid ticks and flees.
You can find these at your local pet store or on Amazon. There different flea and tick products that are made from natural ingredients. Thus, they contain no harmful chemical ingredients that could be unsafe for your dog.
You can find shampoos and special flea brushes to remove fleas from our dog’s coat. There are some treatments that you can apply directly to the dog’s skin that won’t harm the dog in any way, but will kill the fleas.
Another option is that there are flea collars that help repel fleas, but do not have harmful chemical that could seep through the dog’s skin so there’s no risk with other pets coming in contact with the collar.
You should bathe your dog preferably once a week and brush out their coats daily if possible. And remember to keep your home clean by vacuuming the carpets in your home and keep the pet’s bedding clean as much as possible.
Fleas and ticks thrive in warm, humid areas and they will lay their eggs in these places, so it’s best to vacuum these areas often. You can use products like borax or some dry powdered laundry detergents to sprinkle on the carpets to let sit for a few minutes.
This kills the fleas and their eggs, so you can vacuum them up and be rid of them. Make sure your pets and any children aren’t around when you do it. They’re not known to be harmful, but it’s always best to be safe.
There are a few homemade treatments that have been found to work well. Just consult your veterinarian to make sure these treatments really are safe.
Garlic and brewer’s yeast have been reported as an effective treatment for killing and preventing fleas on your dogs. Please use these treatments with caution. It’s also very important that you keep your lawn mowed and keep any foliage within the yard trimmed back, so the fleas have a tougher time getting to your dog.
If you take all of the preventative measures possible, you can eliminate the need for chemical-based treatments that could be harmful for your dog. Along with that, use environmentally safe products and your dog will be much healthier.