A non chemical all natural dog flea treatment

natural dog flea treatment

All natural de-flea treatments

Many people are looking for all natural alternatives in place of all the chemicals we use on our pets for flea removal.  Since the chemicals don’t appear to be working most likely because fleas have gained a resistance to them, it’s time for us to take a different approach to eradicating the fleas from our dogs.

Bathing your dog in a natural dog flea treatment:

You will need to use an all natural flea shampoo.  I would recommend using either DeFlea products or Natural Chemistry if your dogs skin is irritated from the fleas.

Step 1:  Fill a tub half way with warm water, add more or less depending on the size of your dog.  Your dog will need to be submerged in the water as much as possible, this will cause the fleas to drown while bathing your dog.

natural dog flea treatment

Bathing your dog

Step2:  Put your dog in the water and put a thick amount of flea shampoo starting on the neck, behind the ears, all the way to the tip of the tail.  Rub the shampoo into a very thick lather, using your fingers, massage the shampoo all the way to your dogs skin.  Be sure to get all of your dogs body, the neck, chest, belly, legs, back and tail!  Continue rubbing the shampoo on your dog for at least 5 minutes.

Step 3:  Rinse the flea shampoo off of your dog, making sure that you don’t leave any behind, shampoo left on the skin can cause your dogs skin to be itchy.  As your rinsing the flea shampoo off of your dog, you are going to see fleas starting to go toward your the face. Using a wet hand, push the fleas back toward the water.  The fleas are going to be trying to get to the highest point of your dog, this being the face, so that they don’t die.

natural dog flea treatment

Fleas coming to surface of fur

Step 4:  After all of the shampoo is rinsed off of your dog, you are going to continue rinsing them with water for at least 10 minutes.  If the water is red with flea dirt, just drain and use the water straight from the faucet.

If you look at your dogs neck and chest you will probably see a lot of fleas coming to the surface of the fur.  They are suffocating as you keep pouring the water over your dog, so the longer you can do this the more fleas your going to kill.

Step 5:  Take your dog out of the water and towel dry them the best that you can.  Now you’re going to need a flea comb, if you don’t have one use the finest tooth comb you have. Starting at the neck of your dog, right behind the ears, make full combing strokes straight down to the tail of your dog.

Rinse the comb after each comb stroke, you are getting any fleas that are dead and left on your dogs skin, along with any flea eggs that may be on them, off.  Continue combing your dog until you have done their entire body.

Natural Dog Flea Treatment Spray:

Now that your dog is done with the natural flea bath and flea combing, you’ll want to treat them with a natural dog flea treatment spray.  I personally use EVOLV by Wondercide, this product works beautifully for my pets.  I love it because it’s safe for puppies and nursing momma dogs.  If you would like a home-made remedy, you can find it here at home remedies that kill fleas.

You want to completely spray your dog from head to toe, even the tail!  While spraying them use the flea comb and comb it right down to your dogs skin.  The flea sprays generally need to be re-applied every week until there are no signs of fleas any more.  The natural dog flea treatment spray is going to take the place of chemical topical flea treatments and flea collars.

natural dog flea treatment

Happy and flea free

You may want to consider giving your dog a garlic and brewers yeast tablet daily as well. The tablets change the taste of your dogs blood and the fleas don’t like it.  My dog gets 1 tablet daily and it seems to work well.  I think it’s the same for all dogs but check with you veterinarian just to be sure, it may be more or less depending on the size of your dog.

Your natural dog flea treatment is complete! 🙂  Now you need to get rid of the fleas in your home and in your yard to make sure that the fleas stay away from your dog and your family. You will need to break the flea life cycle throughout your home.  The adult fleas that you just killed on your dog are only 5% of the flea population that you have in your home!  The other stages, egg, larvae and pupa stages are hiding in your carpets, furniture and yard.

You can find all natural flea treatments to use for inside and outside of your home at:

Get Rid of Fleas Naturally and Kill Fleas Naturally

Please share any natural dog flea treatments you may have and let us know how they’ve worked for your dogs! 🙂


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Comments

Natural Dog — 2 Comments

  1. Hi there! We recently found 4 fleas each on our small dogs within the past 3 weeks. Since then they’ve gotten a bath basically every week and we’ve been vacuuming religiously. Until further research I didn’t realize I should be spraying my entire house with the Wondercide! So I went back, sprayed up the pups making sure to split their fur to reach their skin and sprayed up everything… Floors, furniture, bed, bedding, laundry bag, literally everything. Unfortunately my little 5lb pup HATES the smell of the lemongrass wondercide and rubs her face all over the treated blankets. I feel bad but I feel like we have no choice… I continue to vacuum everyday, spray our home and pups with Wondercide now weekly. I haven’t seen any flea dirt on my pups a couple days, but 2 fell off dead when I was spraying them. Is there anything else I can do to make sure they go away? I feel crazy and it’s driving me crazy!!!!! Pls help… 🙁

    • Hi there Natalie, sounds like you are doing everything right. If you aren’t seeing any flea dirt on your pups or live fleas that’s a very good sign that you have taken care of the problem. I treat my pets monthly with the wondercide as a preventative measure and that has worked perfectly well. If you see anymore signs of fleas within your home, I would retreat the way you have been doing but if signs of fleas are gone you should be able to go down to vacuuming weekly. I also would only be spraying the pups monthly if the signs of the fleas are gone.

      Fleas can drive people crazy cause they’re so small and hide so easily. Sounds to me that you caught the problem before it could overtake your home 🙂

      Please let me know if I can help you any further!!

      Kimberly

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