Before you decide to use a chemical preventive to protect your pet from ticks, consider alternatives that are both effective and non-toxic. A flea & tick infestation can cause all sorts of issues for you and your furry friend. Fleas can transmit all kinds of diseases and thrive in warmer climates.
Here are some natural remedies provided by a holistic veterinarian that may help prevent fleas and ticks:
1. Citrus Juice: fleas dislike citrus, so try sprinkling some fresh-squeezed lemon in a bottle of water and give them a gentle sprits. Be sure to avoid their face.
2. Bathe your dog regularly, as fleas are less attracted to clean animals.Consider peppermint or neem shampoo paired followed by a flea comb to remove any remaining fleas
3. Clean and wash beds and pet blankets to make your home less hospitable to them.
4. Essential Oils like Cedar is toxic to ticks and their larvae, and makes it a prime choice for a tick repellent.
It is important to note that fleas are not typically attracted to healthy pets so ensure your pets are eating a healthy diet that helps keep their immune system functioning at 100%.
If you find a few fleas on your pet, don't panic. Instead, grab a flea comb and start combing; it's the best defence there is.