Natural Flea Treatments

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    Dr. Jeff Feinman

    There are two great artcles (in pdf format) in the information center which really covers this topic well. They are:

    [url]https://www.homevet.com/petcare/documents/fleachemfin.pdf[/url] [url]

    In addition, I always recommend Chip Saymon’s little book about natural flea control to all of my clients. It covers the topic better than anything I’ve ever read.[/url]


    I use lavender oil, cedarwood oil, neem oil and olive oil for a flea and tick treatment.

    Dr. Jeff Feinman

    [quote=luv4gsd]I use lavender oil, cedarwood oil, neem oil and olive oil for a flea and tick treatment.[/quote]

    Does it work well for you? Would you share the recipe?


    It works on my five dogs (4 GSD & 1 mini Dachshund).

    The recipe

    10 drops of Cedarwood oil
    6 drops of Lavender oil
    1/2 tablesppon of Neem oil (pure Neem oil)
    1 tablespoon of Olive oil

    Add it all to 1 pint of water and put it in a spray bottle.

    You can also add 1 tablespoon of Neem oil to your dogs shampoo to make a flea shampoo.

    Neem oil has a smell

    *Do not put this on a cat. Cats do not efficiently metabolize essential oils and their use can lead to symptoms of toxicity.

    Dr. Jeff Feinman


    Neem oil has a smell

    It sure does!! I bet that a pure Neem spray diluted as you described would do the same job (Neem is a very effective bug repellant). Of course the essential oils are necessary to cover up the offensive smell!


    [QUOTE=luv4gsd]It works on my five dogs (4 GSD & 1 mini Dachshund).

    Hi, newbie here trying to switch to natural flea prevention from advantage….How often and how much would you spray your mini with this solution?


    Dr. Jeff Feinman

    [quote=batman]How often and how much would you spray your mini with this solution?

    Anytime there is likely to be exposure, e.g. before a walk in the woods.

    Dr. Jeff


    My dog has had a rather bad flea infestation- I applied Advantage on him in July (which I didn’t like doing) and it seemed to have little effect. He had baths. I used D Earth, I used Wondercide (a great product) I combed- vet gave me Comfortis to give him today (which I really didn’t like)- I will only use it this once (given with a full meal) to (hopefully) get a leg up on the infestation (plus vacuuming/applying Borax) but I don’t like the idea of anything like that, much less a pill- he seems fine though. He was chewing his legs and getting fur stuck on his teeth and getting another mouth infection. Vicious cycle. So now he’s on antibiotics too (shaking my head)

    I guess the best way to really get on top of it- is treat the rugs/floor BEFORE flea season and use the natural stuff on him then too.

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