Monday, June 14, 2010

Fleas Be Gone!

Looking for natural and safe ways to protect your fur-children from the constant worry of fleas? We have plenty of simple, clean and natural solutions!

#1. Flea Free herbal flea powder from WiseWays™ Herbals.

This 3oz. bottle contains Diatomaceous Earth as its main ingredient, which is known as a mechanical insecticide. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate (see here for more detail). The product can be sprinkled on animals, their bedding and on the floors inside. You can find it in our Health and Beauty section for $5.89

#2. Diatomaceious Earth Outside Relief from Dr.Goodpet™.
The 1.5lbs container comes for $8.95, with each pound covering approx. 500 square feet. Outside Relief is a chemical free pesticide, making it environmentally friendly as well. The powder can be mixed with water to apply directly to the ground, yard, and around/under all plants (caution: avoid spraying or sprinkling on leaves, as it is not safe for beneficial insects like bees and lady bugs).
Interestly enough, this product can also be used internally by your pets when added to food as an anti-parasitic. Dogs digest 1tsp in each bowl of food daily for 90 days while cats can have 1/2 teaspoon in food daily for 90 days as well. This can be found in both our health and beauty section, as well as our pet area on Aisle 2 of our grocery room!

#3. PetGuard®'s Natural Cat and Dog Collars

Each box contains 1 non-reusable, herbal collar for insect/flea relief. The cat collar, at $4.99, contains Pennyroyal, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Citronella, and Rosemary. The dog collar, at $4.29, contains Pennyroyal, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Citronella, Rue, Rosemary and Lavendar. The essential oils used from tree and plant bases help keep fleas at bay. This can be found in both our health and beauty section, as well as our pet area on Aisle 2 of our grocery room!

#4. Make your own repellent using essential oils!

Here's an example for your pet dog
Mix the following ingredients into a clean, empty container that is easy to use:

--1/2 oz. of extra virgin, cold pressed Olive Oil (Don't use mineral oils!)

--10 drops of texas cedarwood essential oil (or Rosemary, Eucalyptus)

Apply to the region of their back between their shoulder blades.

Remember! Essential oils must be diluted, especially when being used on animal skin, which is much more sensitive than our human skin. That is why they should be mixed with the Olive Oil, or any other clean, cold pressed cooking oils.

I hope this information helps loving pet owners invest in chemical-free, nontoxic flea control. Stop by our store if you have any questions and have a happy Monday!


  1. This is a great article for us pet owners who want to have more natural produts for our pets. We have a dog who has sensitive skin so we are worried about using over-the-counter products, such as flea medication, on his delicate skin. Thanks for all the time you put into this information and am looking forward to your next article.

  2. If you guys are interested in reading about a few more home remedies for dogs with fleas, we've written about 20 of them here -