1. Flea Comb
A flea comb is a safe, inexpensive and effective way to physically remove fleas from your pet. You only have to inspect the fleas trapped in the flea comb to see that it's working immediately to remove fleas from your pet. However, unless your dog or cat only has a few fleas, it's unlikely you will be able to remove all the fleas in one sitting so you will most likely need to repeat the process periodically. Keep in mind that to completely control a flea infestation, you will also need to treat any fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae in your pet's environment using a combination of the other natural remedies listed below.
2. Good Health & Immunity
Your pet's overall health plays a key role in flea prevention. A wholesome diet and healthy immune system can aid in the fight against fleas. Fleas and other parasitic pests seek out the weak and unhealthy. Attracted to the odors of sugar, carbs and processed foods, fleas are more inclined to jump on dogs with poor dietary habits instead of a dog who eats fresh, wholesome foods. Give your dog foods rich in B-complex vitamins (found in meat, fish, and eggs), probiotics and vegetables to boost the health of their coat and digestive tract. The healthier your pet is, the less likely they will have a major fleas infestation.
3. Keep a Clean House
Make sure to wash pet's bedding every week with warm water and unscented detergent. A clean, flea-free dog won’t stay that way for long if their bedding is crawling with these pesky critters. This also goes for other fabrics around the house. Vacuum your carpets, couches, floor, etc. (basically anywhere where your pet has access too). Dirty carpets and bedding can give fleas a place to multiply and thrive. Keep repeating these steps until you are sure that your flea infestation is completely gone.
If your flea infestation is particularly bad, a deep steam cleaning could do wonders for clearing out larvae and eggs hiding in the carpet fibers. If all else fails – call an exterminator to solve the problem.
4. Regular Bathing
Traditional flea shampoo is still one of the most common treatments for pet parents. While there are many natural flea sprays and powders currently being sold on the market, it is tough to find one without chemicals. While flea medications may be fast and efficient, the harsh chemicals of these treatments may end up irritating your dog’s skin more than it already is. Give your dog the best of both worlds by using all-natural, pesticide-free pet shampoo. Regular bathing and grooming will help kill adult fleas and ticks and ensure your pets are squeaky clean in addition to being flea-free.
5. Natural Flea & Tick Repellents
By simply adding an all natural flea and tick powder to your pet's daily diet, the combination of nutrients, vitamins & minerals helps change your dog or cat’s odor so that fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and insects do not like the scent or taste of the blood. The odor is undetectable by humans and is loathed by bugs. Given internally, all year round. The longer the dog or cat ingests the powder the better it works!
At NuLife Natural Pet Health we have an effective natural solution to help with flea and tick control which is gentle on dogs and cats and free of pesticides and chemicals.