Natural Flea and Tick Treatments for Dogs
Fleas and ticks are the bane of any dog owners life. Not only will fleas irritate your dog and cause excessive scratching, but once they get into your house they will lay eggs in your carpets, on your furniture, in your bed and anywhere else that's warm and inviting.
Thankfully there's an abundance of ways in which you can treat these pesky nuisances naturally, without the need for harsh chemicals.
Ever-popular in the raw feeding community, Billy No Mates has gained itself a trusted reputation for it's effectiveness in the fight against fleas and ticks.
Supplied in a foil pouch, Billy No Mates is a herbal mix of mint, lemon balm, fenugreek, seaweed and neem leaves. We've all heard the saying "you are what you eat", and the same goes for our dogs! Simply sprinkle the advised dosage of herbs onto your dogs dinner, mixing with a small amount of salmon oil if you feed kibble (or something similar) to avoid them filtering to the bottom of the dish. This can be fed all year round for continuous protection, however if you prefer to have a break in winter, we recommend starting again in early March to allow 6 weeks for it to get into your dogs system before flea season starts again.
Diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic, natural fine powder made from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life. Through a microscope, these particles look like bits of broken glass. It's deadly to any insect (fleas, ticks, lice or mites), yet completely harmless to animals.
We’ll admit it sounds strange, but an incredibly effective way to treat and repel fleas naturally is to sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your carpet and let it sit there for 48 hours. Ideally, block off the area so no one – especially your dog – can walk over it during this time. Afterward, vacuum the carpet thoroughly. When the razor-sharp diatomaceous particles touch the pests, they pierce the insects’ protective coating, so the bugs quickly dehydrate and die. This is an effective way of drying out and killing flea eggs, to prevent another flea infestation.
To kill the fleas that are living in your dogs fur, dust their skin with a plentiful amount and give them a thorough wash after 48 hours using a natural flea shampoo.
Tropiclean Maximum Strength shampoo has been formulated with a careful blend of Clove Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Cinnamon Oil and Sesame Seed Oil. Known for their powerful pest fighting qualities, this shampoo is designed to kill any fleas living in your dogs fur and prevent future fleas from setting up camp on your dogs skin for up to 7 days.
You can also use this alongside Tropiclean Flea Bite Relief spray; a medicated solution formulated to moisturize and nourish the skin for immediate relief from bites, irritation and redness. This is supplied in a spray bottle for easy application.
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This magical spray works in the same way as our Tropiclean Maximum Strength shampoo, except you can use it to your hearts content without the risk of over-bathing or stripping your dogs fur of their natural oils. It's guaranteed to kill adult fleas and ticks on contact, so get spraying!
Lightly spray your dogs coat including their legs, tail, and stomach, but making sure to avoid their 'bits'. Not only can you use it directly on their fur, but you can spray it directly onto their bedding too!
If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of fleas on dog bedding in your home and from your beloved dog, we hope these flea remedies have got you covered.