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Natural Flea & Tick Prevention for your Dog and Yard

Updated on June 21, 2014

Natural Flea and Tick Remedies

If you are reading this you probably have a dog that you love dearly. You want your dog to be cared for the safest way possible without using all those harsh chemicals that could cause your dogs skin to have an allergic reaction.

There are many ways to keep your dog from getting fleas and ticks without spending lots of money. Keep reading to find out more about what natural products you can use on your dog and yard to prevent fleas and ticks.

Natural Flea and Tick Preventatives:

  • Diatomaceous earth (Food Grade Powder Only) 1 lb. is $5
  • Cedar Chips in the Dogs bed $35
  • Cedar Oil Spray $32.99
  • Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray For Dogs & Puppies $12.99

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Brewers Yeast

How to Use:

Diatomaceous earth: Lightly dust the dog from head to toe with DE. You may also treat there bedding as well to kill any ticks or fleas living there.
Cedar Oil Spray: Rub the oil from neck to tail into there hair and skin. Do not get into there eyes. Some dogs may be allergic to Cedar so only apply a very small area first to make sure your dog is not allergic. Cedar Oil will also repel bees, mosquitoes, chiggers, flies and other insects away from you and your pet.
Sentry Natural Defense Spray: Directions: Spray the animal with the nozzle 8” to 12” from the pet. Start spraying the animal at the tail, making sure to spray the entire coat of the animal, including legs, tail and underbody. With your hand, fluff the hair against the way it normally lays to assure the spray penetrates the coat to the skin. Do not saturate the animal and do not spray in the face, eyes or genitals. Repeat as necessary. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. Do not use on puppies under 12 weeks of age. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas & ticks this product is best used year round.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Add about a teaspoon of vinegar into there drinking water. This is also good for there immune system.

Brewers Yeast: Add about one teaspoon to your dogs food everyday. Dogs over 50 lbs need a Tablespoon a day. Some dog's skin may have an allergic reaction to Brewers Yeast. Fleas do not like the way Yeast taste.

All Natural Yard Flea & Tick Preventions

  • Beneficial Nematodes - Wet the soil first. Mix nematodes with water and spray onto the soil - Kills Fleas, Beetles, Termites, Grubs and many other bugs. Nematodes eat flea larvae and that too will help eliminate the flea population.

  • Neem Oil - Use a pressure sprayer to distribute
  • Diatomaceous Earth - Use a Hand or Power Duster to Distribute DE

Life Cycle of Dog Fleas
Life Cycle of Dog Fleas
No Fleas! Please
No Fleas! Please

Treating your Pet and Yard

Puppy playing in the Yard
Puppy playing in the Yard | Source

How to get Rid of Fleas


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      Johnd85 3 years ago

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      gingersmaltese 5 years ago from 27597

      Your very welcome! I hope it could be of some help.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Now this is worth a vote up! I needed more information to help with the Flea/Tick problem this year. Thanks for taking the time to make this hub for us.

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      gingersmaltese 6 years ago from 27597

      Thanks Susan for the comment. I have added that to the list.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Interesting hub. I use brewers yeast right in the dogs food every morning for breakfast. Have been using this method for five years now. My father also used this for all of our dogs.