Looking for a natural alternative to traditional insecticide-based topical products for fleas and ticks? We have been experimenting with a variety of natural products on our own pets and have found two products that we have been very impressed with.

The first product is an essential oil blend called Purification by Young Living which contains several high quality oils including citronella, lemongrass and rosemary, tea tree and lavender. The oil can be diluted and sprayed onto the animals 1-2 times daily or as needed to keep away the fleas and ticks. You can also use the spray on yourself as an alternative to chemical-based insect repellants and you can use it as an air freshener. This product is extremely safe and inexpensive.

Another natural product for flea and tick control is called CatanDog Pet Disc. It is a metal tag that the pet wears on the collar which emits energy frequencies that repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. The chip costs about $50, is 95% effective and lasts for up to 2 years.

We stock both these products, so let us know if you would like to give either one a try!