Natural flea treatments for dogs are a popular choice and are more preferred than OTC chemically based and prescription products. In this article, you will find a selection of the best flea treatments for dogs that are easily obtainable to buy locally or on the internet.
Feel free to let me know what products you use, we will be happy to add them to the current list.
Natural flea treatment for dogs
Organics, No Fleas! for Dogs and Cats by Flying Basset provides immediate relief from fleas and can be used to aid in the removal of ticks. The No Flea Spray solution is a biodegradable, 100% human grade ingredients, non-hazardous, natural blend without poisons or artificial ingredients. If you have large dogs, this could prove quite expensive.
Vet’s Best Natural Flea & Tick Home Spray is a good choice to kill flea eggs, adult fleas and ticks. It’s a unique blend of Peppermint Oil and Clove Extract and leaves a delightful smell. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to make the spray more effective.
Apple Cider Vinegar regulates alkaline and acid balance. It can be given externally and internally. It is better to use non-pasteurized such as Braggs. Give approximately 1 tsp for small dogs to 1 tbsp per day for larger dogs with their food. Some owners put ACV in their dogs water, but this can erode their teeth; so, it is advisable to put it in their food. To use externally, put some in a spray bottle, and use after a walk or outdoor playtime. Apple cider vinegar helps support and strengthens the immune system.
Brewer’s Yeast is this full of vitamins and minerals; it is an excellent deterrent for fleas. Add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp per day to your dog’s dinner. Brewer’s yeast helps support and strengthen the immune system. There are varying controversies regarding brewer’s yeast, in that, it can cause fermentation in a dog’s stomach. If it’s any consolation, we have always given 1 tsp per day to our large dogs and they haven’t experienced any health issues. We recommend Lewis Labs since it is guaranteed gluten free.
Eucalyptus Oil has a very strong smell, and fleas hate it. Eucalyptus should be diluted with water otherwise it can irritate a dog’s skin. It is applied to their skin and anywhere in the home and can be added to other products to enhance potency.
Flea Away Powder by Only Natural Pet. This has very good reviews, and is inexpensive considering it’s all natural; it is 100% safe for your dogs, and is harmless to humans. This powder kills the fleas, eggs and larvae. You can see results in two to three days by applying it onto your dog’s skin and anywhere in the home.
Sentry Pro Flea and Tick Dog Shampoo offers quality ingredients and claims to kill fleas and ticks within 14 days. This shampoo has a beautiful ginger smell, it cleans and deodorizes and destroys the eggs for thirty days.
Prescription flea treatment for dogs
If you use any of these products, you must keep your dogs immune system strong. Regular prescription flea treatment for dogs can be toxic.
Frontline flea treatment for dogs. On the box it states to administer every two months, but you really have to be careful of overdosing. Every three to four months is suffice. Frontline is very effective, but not as effective as Advocate.
Advocate flea treatment for dogs is an amazing all-in-one product and is prescription only. It needs to be absorbed through the skin and administered monthly. It is highly effective for dog fleas, controls flea larvae and eggs. It also deals with roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, heart worms, intestinal nematodes, sarcoptic mange, ear and Demodex mites.
Stronghold flea treatment for dogs can be bought from your vet as a prescription, it needs to be absorbed through the skin and administered monthly. It is a great all-in-one treatment by killing dog fleas, lice, eggs and worms, including heart worm and mites.
Out of these three products, Advocate is the strongest and probably the best quality. The price of Advocate could put most owners off from buying them, but you may find, once you’ve added up the total coat of worming tablets and flea treatments Advocate may be more cost effective. If you are in doubt about your dog’s symptoms, contact your vet for a proper diagnosis. Some symptoms could actually be another illness looming.