Natural Flea Control


Natural flea control products are a great choice if you want to avoid the chemicals in most mainstream flea and tick preventatives.

Fleas are a common parasite and a flea infestation can make your poor dog itchy and miserable.

They multiply frighteningly quicklly, and 'a few fleas' can turn into an army in a very short space of time.

Prevention is the best defense against fleas (and ticks), and there are a whole host of popular and very effective products available for you to choose from.

Most of them contain chemicals that are generally safe when used according to directions, but can be dangerous to your pet if you don't use them properly and carefully. 

Plus, they're not environmentally friendly, and most aren't suitable for use on young puppies, or dogs with sensitive skin or allergies.

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If you want to try a more gentle, natural approach to flea control there are some products that you can use, both to deter fleas from setting up shop on your pooch (or in your home) and to encourage them to 'exit the building' if they've already found their way in!

Let's take a look at some of the most popular, and effective, natural dog flea treatment options.....


Natural Flea Repellents For Dogs

If you can make your dog unappetizing to fleas you'll be able to protect him much more effectively.

There are certain scents/tastes that fleas don't like, and you can use this to help repel fleas - as well as flies, mosquitoes and other annoying little parasites.

Essential oils often feature prominently in these types of natural flea treatments for dogs because they're effective as well as being gentle.

If you want to treat your cat, don't assume a dog product will be okay just because it's 'natural'. Some dogs may have an allergic reaction, or develop a rash or irritation from any product - natural or man-made.

Do keep an eye on your pet and if you notice any skin, digestive or breathing problems or anything else unusual, stop using the product and have your vet take a look at him.

Important Note: Cats don't tolerate essential oils at all well, so always make SURE whatever you're using specifically says it's suitable for cats.

Here are some popular choices:


Bug Off Natural Handmade Soap

Made from only the purest natural ingredients, and in small batches to maintain the best quality standards.

Contains Saponified Olive, Coconut, Palm, Soybean, Castor, Jojoba & Wheatgerm oils and an essential oil blend. Plus Vitamin E and natural spring water.

Flea The Scene Outdoor Spray

A proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients that sprays on quickly, and smells great - to you, not to the fleas!

Contains no pesticides or chemicals and won't hurt your pup even if he decides to have a taste.

This isn't designed to be used alone and is recommended to be used in addition to other natural, or chemical, flea repellents.

A bit of extra help for camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.


Neem Bug Repellent Spray

This all-natural spray contains Neem oil (a natural tree oil), citronella oil and aloe.

Once you've sprayed your dog thoroughly according to the directions (avoiding face/eyes/nose) this application should repel fleas, ticks, flies and mosquitoes for between 7 and 10 days.

It's not waterproof so you'll need to reapply after swimming, bathing etc. Can be used on cats too.



Flea Away All Natural Flea & Pest Control for Dogs and Cats

A specially formulated vitamin complex that is good for your dog, but makes him smell (and taste) nasty to fleas and other biting insects!

Tasty liver-flavored tablets given daily. Takes approx. 30 days to build up in your dog's system and become effective.

* Can be given to cats too.




Vetri-Repel Flea & Tick Repellent Spray

Completely natural product that contains a blend of Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Sesame and Castor Oils.

Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and flies.

No chemicals or synthetic ingredients.


Flea treatments that contain Pyrethrin are also generally considered to be a natural form of flea control, because Pyrethrins are organic, natural insecticides that are derived from flowers (certain African Chrysanthemums to be exact)

Products that use naturally-occuring Pyrethrins (and not synthetic versions called Pyrethroids which are chemical compounds) are environmentally safe and are effective against fleas, mosquitoes and other insects.

But they are not without risks and can still be dangerous, or even toxic, to some dogs. Pyrethrin collars shouldn't be handled or played with, and sprays, dips or powders shouldn't be allowed on your skin or inhaled.

Here are popular flea treatments that contain natural Pyrethrins:



Bio-Groom Flea & Tick Pyrethrin Spray

Gentle Pyrethrin formula eliminates fleas and ticks and repels flying insects.

Fresh scent.

Safe for puppies, kittens and pets with sensitive skin.



Bio-Groom Flea and Tick Pest Control Pyrethrin Dip

This is a product that's one-step-up from a shampoo and is best used to treat a dog/cat who already has a flea problem.

Effective for approx. 2 weeks after 'dip'.


And finally, there's one more natural dog flea repellant - and it's not sprayed on, dipped, or eaten!

It's an entirely different type of product, a blend of science and technology that uses electromagnetic frequencies to keep parasites at baby.


shoo!TAG Flea & Tick Barrier Tag for Dogs (2 tags)

Just attach the shoo!TAGs to your puppy or dog's collar and wait for the protective barrier to take effect.

Maximum strength is reached after approx. 36 hours of wearing the tags.The tag is effective for up to 4 months.

No odor, no chemicals, no mess!


Natural Flea Treatments For Dogs

Flea repellants are good if your pet isn't already host to a colony of the little blighters, but if he does already have resident fleas then you need something that's going to kill them off too.

These products work as preventatives as well and there are a few choices for you to consider, so let's take a look.....



Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea and Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs and Puppies 40-Pound and Over

Contains peppermint, cinnamon, lemon grass and thyme oils to repel and kill fleas, ticks & mosquitoes.

These natural ingredients attack the parasites central nervous systems and kill them almost instantly.

It's applied to the skin between the shoulder blades.

One application is effective for up to 4 weeks. Water resistant 24 hours after application.

Suitable for puppies 12 weeks and older



Sentry Natural Defense Natural Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Puppies, 8-Fluid Ounce

This product uses the same blend of natural botanical oils as the topical treatment above to repel and kill fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

Non-aerosol pump spray makes it easy to apply to your puppy or dog without inhaling it yourself!

Suitable for puppies 12 weeks and older



Vet's Best Natural Flea & Tick Spray

This natural flea treatment also contains a unique blend of natural oils to kill and repel fleas and ticks on contact (including flea eggs).

Includes peppermint oil and clove oil extract.

Fresh smell and gentle and soothing on your pup's skin.

Suitable for puppies 12 weeks and older.


And last, but not least, here's a safe, non-toxic and natural product that you can use to repel and kill fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, mites and intestinal worms.

It's called FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth. Don't get the stuff that's made for swimming pools, it doesn't work and is toxic to dogs, you need the 'food grade' kind.

You can rub this powder into your dogs coat and skin, sprinkle it over his bedding, the carpets, grass, earth or concrete and also add it to his meals as a food supplement.


Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 10 lb

This powder is totally non-toxic and will start killing biting insects within about 72 hours.

DE is a very fine powder and the easiest way to disperse it over your pet and his surroundings is by using a Pest Pistol Mini Duster.

Or you can buy DE in a ready-to-use Twist-to-Open Squeeze-to-Dust Bottle


Natural Flea Control For Your Home & Yard

Fleas don't just live on your dog or cat, they also set up shop in carpets, soft furnishings, bedding, under baseboards, in soil/grass and in many other indoor and outdoor areas.

It won't help much if you repel and/or kill the fleas on your dog if his surroundings are still teeming with their relatives!

So, when you treat your pets for fleas it's very important to treat your home, and probably your yard, too.

Here are some natural flea treatment options that will help you keep your environment as flea-free as your dog.....

Vet's Best Natural Flea + Tick Home Spray, 32 oz

This safe, natural formula contains a blend of Peppermint Oil and Clove Extract to kill fleas (including eggs), ticks and mosquitoes on contact.

Has a clean, fresh scent. No Pyrethrins.

Safe for use around puppies 12 weeks of age or older.


Vet's Best Natural Flea + Tick Yard and Kennel Spray

A concentrated spray containing Peppermint Oil and Clove Extract to kill fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on contact.

Attaches to your garden hose for optimum dilution and easy use.

Doesn't hurt grass, flowers, shrubs or trees.

Treats approx. 4500 square feet.


Natural Yard and Kennel Flea & Tick Spray with Convenient Hose-End Sprayer Hookup

100% botanical formula which includes Cinnamon, Cedar Wood and Clove oils.

Kills and repels fleas, ticks, black flies, deer flies, mosquitoes and gnats.

Easily attaches to your garden hose. Treats approx. 4500 sq.ft.


Home Remedies For Dog Flea Control

In addition to all the products listed above, there are a LOTS of 'home remedies' that people swear will repel/kill fleas.

If a particular DIY remedy has been around for a long time, generally there's some truth behind it!

I can't promise you that any of the following suggestions will work with a high degree of effectiveness, but if your pet only has a few fleas and you want to try a home remedy, what do you have to lose?

You will probably have a lot of the ingredients/products you need for these already in your home, if not they're easy to find in the stores.

Check out this page to find a whole host of home remedies for dog fleas, one of them might be just what you're looking for.


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