Are There Any Natural Cures For Fleas?

I had once heard that putting garlic powder in the food will help repell fleas from dogs. Is this true? Any other suggestions?

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8 Responses to Are There Any Natural Cures For Fleas?

  • If you want to control fleas on your dog, use Frontline once a month. You can put a brewer’s yeast (You can get a BIG bottle at Wallyworld; not very expensive, and in dog-section) in their food once a day. Once ingested, it can give off odors and enzymes through the dog’s skin that somewhat repels fleas. It’s not foolproof, but it helps. Frontline is your best bet, however.

  • dr.kim says:

    yes, garlic kills fleas. add to their food.
    you can also give them a bath in dawn dish detergent. however, it’s not a preventitive.
    you can use a flea comb. just make sure after each brush, you let it soak in soapy water to kill the fleas.
    i would recommend frontline (even though it’s not natural).
    here is a great website that gives a lot of ideas though…http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load
    good luck! 🙂

  • *VAMPTAS says:

    NO Not even over the counter treatments work.
    Vets have the licence and expertise to know the correct strength, etc: for your dog/cat.
    Though you may think this is expensive, in the long term
    it works out cheaper as it does the job it is supposed to do.

  • millypeed my choccie Lab says:

    The only definite cure for fleas is Frontline or other similar flea products.

  • The Vet Tech says:

    yes garlic works also brewers yeast. and tea tree oil but not to be eaten put a drop or two on the dog.

  • VW says:

    look on line for natural flea collars I have seen them on line.but you also have to keep your house and yard flea free

  • dukefent says:

    Garlic helps, but it’s hardly a comprehensive cure.

  • me!!! says:

    i’ve heard garlic too some dog foods use it as an ingredient too