It’s no secret, most of us want instant gratification with minimal effort. And this applies to our flea control as well. We want our dogs and home to be flea-free, and unfortunately, sometimes that means using products that are not the healthiest for our dogs.
Fleas are a huge pest nuisance, no one is arguing that point. And no one wants to worry about or deal with that problem. So we opt to just put some chemically produced spot-on treatment on our dog and then you don’t have to think about it for an entire month!
But is that really the best thing for your dog, and even your children or the environment? The fact is, learning how to get rid of fleas naturally is healthier for everyone/every-pet involved. Putting dangerous chemicals on your pet may kill your flea problem, but you may also be slowly poisoning your pet at the same time.
The skin is an organ, the largest organ. When you put poisons on the skin such as spot-on flea treatments, they are absorbed into the body. The body then must try to eliminate these toxins lest they build up and cause all sorts of problems. And this creates all sorts of issues for your pet, including a hyper-sensitive and overworked immune system, which leads to a lesser ability to fight normal infections and diseases and increased allergy symptoms, such as constant dog itching.
But this doesn’t need to be the case. There are several all-natural ways to help in the battle of the dog flea infestation. Diatomaceous earth, beneficial nematodes, neem-oil based products, borate/boric acid products, and others offer all-natural ways to help with dog flea control. And without any bad side effects for your dog, your children, your home, or the environment.
The only negative to all-natural flea control products is that they must be re-applied on a continual basis. Unlike spot-on treatments that only need to be administered once a month, you may need to apply a natural flea repellent product once a day during the heavy season, to once every few days.
Is this little extra work worth it? For the health of my dog, it certainly is.