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Natural Flea Treatment for Pets: Protecting Your Furry Friends Without Harmful Chemicals


If you have pets, you know how important it is to keep them protected from fleas. Fleas can not only cause discomfort for your pets, but they can also transmit diseases and parasites. Unfortunately, many traditional flea preventative and infestation treatments contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both pets and humans. These chemicals can contain toxins that can linger on your carpet, furniture, linens, and clothing, potentially leading to negative health effects. That's why it's important to consider natural flea treatment options that are safer for both your pets and your family.

In this blog post, we'll discuss ten effective natural flea treatment options that can help protect your furry friends without the use of harmful chemicals. From apple cider vinegar and essential oils to diatomaceous earth and herbal flea collars, there are plenty of safe and natural options to choose from. By using one of these natural flea treatment options, you can protect your pets from fleas without exposing them to harsh chemicals. Remember to always follow the recommended dosage and use caution when using any new treatment and consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns.


1.  Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a natural flea repellent that can be added to your pet's water or applied directly to their coat. It's also great for treating skin irritations caused by flea bites.

2.  Lemon: Lemons contain citric acid, which is toxic to fleas. You can create a flea-repelling spray by mixing equal parts water and lemon juice, or you can place slices of lemon around your home to deter fleas.

3.  Essential oils: Certain essential oils, such as eucalyptus, citronella, and lavender, have natural flea-repelling properties. You can mix a few drops of these oils with water and spray it on your pet's coat, or you can use a flea collar infused with essential oils.

4.  Garlic and brewer's yeast: Garlic and brewer's yeast can be added to your pet's food as a natural flea repellent. Just be sure to start with a small amount and gradually increase the dosage, as too much can be toxic to pets.

5.  Diatomaceous earth: Diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide made from fossilized algae. It works by dehydrating fleas, killing them within a few hours. You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your pet's bedding or around your home to deter fleas.

6.  Baking soda: Baking soda can be used to kill fleas in your home by absorbing the oils and moisture on their exoskeletons. Simply sprinkle it on your carpet and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.

7.  Rosemary: Rosemary is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of rosemary to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping rosemary in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

8.  Neem oil: Neem oil is a natural insecticide that can be used to repel fleas. It can be applied directly to your pet's coat or used as a flea spray around your home.

9.  Citrus fruit: Fleas dislike the smell of citrus fruit, so you can use lemon, orange, or grapefruit peels to deter them. Simply place the peels around your home or add them to your pet's bedding to keep fleas at bay.

10.  Flea combs: A flea comb is a simple and effective way to remove fleas from your pet's coat. Just comb through your pet's fur and dispose of any fleas you find.

11.  Herbal flea collars: Herbal flea collars are a natural alternative to traditional flea collars that contain chemicals. They are made with a variety of herbs and essential oils that repel fleas, such as citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint.

12.  Cedar chips: Cedar chips naturally repel fleas and other insects due to their strong scent. You can place cedar chips around your home or add them to your pet's bedding to deter fleas.

13.  Salt: Salt can be used to kill fleas in your home by drying out their eggs and larvae. Simply sprinkle salt on your carpet and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.

14.  Fennel: Fennel is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of fennel to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping fennel in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

15.  Basil: Basil is another natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of basil to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping basil in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

16.  Lemon balm: Lemon balm is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of lemon balm to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping lemon balm in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

17.  Peppermint: Peppermint is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of peppermint to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping peppermint in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

18.  Thyme: Thyme is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of thyme to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping thyme in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

19.  Rose geranium: Rose geranium is a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few sprigs of rose geranium to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping rose geranium in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

20.  Bay leaves: Bay leaves are a natural flea repellent that can be used in a variety of ways. You can add a few bay leaves to your pet's bedding, or you can create a flea-repelling spray by steeping bay leaves in boiling water and spraying it on your pet's coat.

We hope this list of natural flea treatment options has given you some ideas for protecting your furry friends without relying on harsh chemicals. Remember to always follow the recommended dosage and use caution when using any new treatment, and consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns. By choosing a natural flea treatment option, you can not only protect your pets from fleas, but also help create a safer and healthier home environment for your entire family.

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2 comments:

  1. I have heard of diatomaceous earth before and it has really intrigued me. Good to know that it is a flea treatment, if I ever do get a dog. Right now we just got a turtle, but as far as I know they don't get fleas ;-) Thanks for the great info.

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  2. We've tried so much of this natural stuff and it just didn't work for us personally. Roxy is very allergic is a flea bite, so we have her on Trifexis and really its the only thing that has worked.

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