Friday, February 24, 2012

Natural Flea and Tick Remedy - we need YOUR input!

It's not Bijou, it's DA Bijou!

Good morning everyone! My dogs are out of flea and tick medicine and as today is payday I was perusing the interwebs in search of the best price for the usual stuff. Then a thought occurred to me and I can't believe I was actually looking to use these toxic chemicals! Our girls have been on a raw diet for almost two months now and they are doing great. Summer barely has any dandruff and her coat is looking shinier. So how could I go and put toxic chemicals onto her skin??? I have no idea what I was thinking.

So this is where you, my readers, come in. I want to know if you use a natural form of flea and tick prevention. If so, what do you use? If not, what are your thoughts on going natural or why wouldn't you? 

Thank you so much, your input is greatly appreciated!


  1. I'm not certain if it is 100% foolproof, but I do know that fleas hate tea tree oil and the stuff is also great for dogs' skin. I have used Dr. Bronner's eucalyptus soap plus a few drops of tea tree oil to de-flea stray kittens and dogs who were covered in fleas. For the house, use diatomaceous earth--sprinkle in flea infested areas and vacuum after 3 days. I haven't had a serious flea problem in years, but I have used this combination with great results when I see fleas here and there--I agree with you about the chemicals!

  2. Cedar Oil is a natural pesticide and can be safely used on humans and pets. A local high end pet food store near us sells it and I am planning to buy it.

    Lowes and Home Depot sell the cedar shavings/chips that you can put around the outside bottom of the house.

    We don't use the all of the chemical unless it is necessary.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  3. I'm not sure if you have Kakawate leaves where you live in but that's what my brother uses on his dogs. I on the other hand prefer using it with coconut oil.

    It's a natural insecticide that all you need is to put the leaves inside a sock, dip it in some water and squeeze the juices out.

    Huggies and Cheese,