Natural Flea And Tick Products: Essential Oil Repellent Recipes
Essential oils can often come to the rescue when it comes to repelling fleas and ticks. The two kinds of insects are repelled by different oils, so if your dog needs protection against both, use one of the following blends in the morning and the other in the afternoon to avoid over application. Application frequency depends on how healthy your dog is. Extremely healthy dogs eating a natural raw diet may only need an application once a week.
These essential oil recipes are from Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils and Hydrosols with Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell.
Make The Switch!
Chemical flea and tick products really are dangerous. But there are natural alternatives… It all really starts with a healthy dog eating what he’s supposed to be eating – a raw, species-appropriate diet. Beyond that, there are many natural solutions that with a little experimentation can help keep your dog pest-free.