Neckles, sprays, liquids and tablets with natural and synthetic substances can fight against pests.
There are numerous preparations to help dogs and cats defend themselves against annoying bugs such as fleas and ticks. Many in the composition have synthetic substances, but there are also natural-based preparations. In the shops can be purchased in form of necklaces or tablets or can be applied to the body by spraying or rubbing.
It works well, but it stinks a lot..
These products often contain essential oils of plants that repel pests. The most commonly used are vegetable oils of lemon, lavender, cloves, citronelool, eucalyptus oil, cinnamon …
Although herbal based preparations are natural, it is very important to keep the recommendations stated on the declaration and especially the recommendations of veterinarians. The declarations indicate the proper use, application recommendations, precautions and restrictions, and the time of action, ie product efficacy. The product should only be used within the period of validity stated on the declaration and in the prescribed manner. By adhering to the instructions, the possibility of side effects is minimized and optimum positive product effect is achieved.
There is also a full range of synthetic proven insecticides, and all products placed on the market comply with health and other standards and are safe to use if used properly.
If you want you can make your own anti-tick remedy from natural ingredients very easy.
Coconut oil soothes
An effective natural remedy can be made so that a small amount of neem oil is mixed with coconut oil and this mixture is applied to the skin. Coconut or similar oil is put on because pure essential oils are usually too aggressive to the skin.
Homemade flea powder with Diatom Flour, Neem Powder, Yarrow Powder and Eucalyptus Oil
The flea and tick protection preparation can also be prepared at home by mixing half a cup of diatomaceous earth, a quarter cup of neem powder, a quarter cup of yarrow powder and about 10 milliliters of eucalyptus essential oil. The mixture is applied on the body of the dog.
Apply from head to tail along your pets spine in dry conditions. Brush your pets fur going the opposite direction so the powder comes in contact with the skin. Avoid the eyes and nose. Rub the powder on the belly and legs. Try to get the flea powder on as much skin as you can.
All 4 ingredients are traditionally used as very effective insect repellents and recommend by many holistic vets as a successful flea and insect killer and repellent.
Ingredient List and Benefits of Homemade Flea Powder:
Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an evergreen tree of India, Pakistan and Myanmar (Burma). Neem oil is an excellent repellent (insect repellent or other organisms and contains the active substance azadirachtin). It smells rather unpleasant, so as a rule it is used in combination with vegetable oils with a more pleasant aroma.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodoro) is a natural bug and insect repellent. There is evidence that the components in eucalyptus oil are as effective and sometimes more effective than DEET. Eucalptus oil also has antiseptic properties for healing after bites.
Yarrow is a wonderful anti-inflammatory for skin conditions and soothes irritated skin. It is also anti-microbial and has pain relieving properties. Because pets with fleas tend to get secondary infections from flea bites, Yarrow protects your pet from those secondary infections and also helps soothe red, irritated skin.
Diatomaceous earth is a fine sand of silicate sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of diatomaceous earths, that is, flint algae. It is also called flint soil and is sold as a powder to control lice, fleas and ticks.
In reality, you will be able to kill fleas with dry diatomaceous earth only indoors when it is as least damp as possible. Mixing diatomaceous earth with any amount of water or animal sebum deprives the earth of its killing properties.
Diatomaceous earth is proven effective but not very comfortable on the hands.
Important: Before using any preparations, read the instructions and talk to your veterinarian.