There are many reasons as to why you might want to look for a natural remedy for fleas rather than using chemicals. The first is that some people have allergies or sensitive skin and may react badly to chemical treatments. The second is that some dogs can get sensitized, this means they may need more and more potent therapies. These more potent treatments not only work less well, but can cause side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness or depression. A third reason you might want to try natural remedies first before resorting to chemicals is that chemicals in pet care products can build up in the environment indefinitely if not used responsibly (note: this does not include the use of pesticides by farmers).
There are various ways of getting rid of fleas on dogs you can use on your dog. Some of them are described in this article while others are covered in more detail at fleahomeremedies.com, which is dedicated to natural remedies for fleas and ticks in pets.
Cedar oil is a popular solution as you do not have to apply it that often. For best results, you should cover your dog with a cedar oil solution and then wrap him in a towel for about half an hour to allow the oil to penetrate the fur. Although the cedar oil will get rid of fleas in a short time, it won’t last forever. You should reapply cedar oil on your dog’s hair about once every two weeks.
There are also a number of other natural remedies you can use for flea treatment. Rosemary essential oil is quite effective in getting rid fleas as it repels them and lessens their transfer to your dog. Pet owners have been using rosemary essential oil as far back as Greek mythology and we make this product available at our website.
You can also make your own flea powder; this is basically a mixture of ingredients such as cedar oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil. You can mix or grind these ingredients together and then apply them to the dog’s fur directly where he has been bitten. Remember that if you do this, you will have to reapply the powder regularly as the smell will fade pretty quickly.
There are a number of other options you can use to get rid of fleas naturally in dogs. These include garlic cloves, cinnamon sticks and cloves combined with eucalyptus essential oil . These remedies may work just as well as commercial treatments but they will last even longer because they are all natural.