Homemade Flea and Tick Spray, Powder, and Shampoo

Protect your pets from parasites with these herbal repellents.

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Protect your pets with these methods of natural flea and tick prevention for dogs and cats. Use your choice of homemade flea and tick spray, powder, or shampoo.

With tick-borne illnesses on the rise, you may be looking for ways to prevent your furry friends from picking up these unwelcome parasites and bringing them into your home. Not only can ticks spread disease, but they can also cause skin problems and even anemia in cats and dogs.

I spent most of my time as a veterinary technician advising clients on how to prevent and treat flea and tick problems. No wonder flea and tick products make up a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S.

Even when something is advertised as “natural,” always check the label for ingredients — some products do include “herbal” ingredients, such as sage, rosemary, lemongrass, or geranium, but when they’re combined with loads of other chemical ingredients, they’re not a safe (or particularly effective) solution.

Thankfully, several herbal solutions can repel fleas and ticks, and homemade flea and tick spray, shampoo, and powder are easy to make and use at home.

  • Updated on Jun 30, 2023
  • Originally Published on Jun 27, 2023
Tagged with: cats, dogs, fleas, Herbal Remedies, Jennifer VanBenschoten, pets, ticks
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