Natural Flea Remedies for dogs and cats
We all know having an insatiable itch can drive us non-stop crazy. Scratching away day and night, making ourselves as red as a beetroot and leaving our skin sore just makes us want to scream. What if you couldn’t do that? Imagine not being able to say “Damn, this itch is just not going away?” or “I really need some cream now”. Well, that’s what our furry four-legged friends have to go through when they get a visit from their most irritating of house guests – a case of the fleas.
Known to cause havoc upon our pets and leave their fur covered in black dots and scratching away for days, these pesky parasites seem to always find a way of jumping onto their victims. Whether it’s a spot-on treatment or in tablet form, there are many natural products out there that aim to keep these crazy critters at bay using all-natural ingredients. Here are our top ways to combat fleas the holistic way.
Wild Wash Dog Shampoo
Founded by the fantastic Andrew and Jane Cooper, Wild Wash owners demonstrate their passion and love for pets in every single product they design and sell. Beginning their career opening a pet boutique and pet spa, they found a gap in the market for wholesome pet grooming products that are just as natural as their adoration for all things animal.
Seeking advice from pet professionals, their range of products contains absolutely NO Parabens, Phthalates, Phosphates, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, or PEG’s. Completely free from animal testing, their products are created with animal care in mind, from design all the way to packaging and marketing. All products are made by hand using selected human grade ingredients to enhance the function of each particular product and are safe for any animal with sensitive skin.
Flea Repellent Spray
WildWash Flea Treatment consists of ingredients specially selected from four continents that are proven to be the most effective flea repellent botanicals. Infusing these ingredients results in a flea treatment that is 100% natural and does the job, exactly how you want it to. With ingredients such as Peppermint and Lavender, not only does this spray help to deter fleas, flies, mites and ticks but the combination of these botanicals provides a soothing and aromatic sensation to keep your furry friend feeling the best that they can.
Available from our store at £14.95 for 300ml. Visit us in St Erth or online and discover the wonderful WildWash range of products.
Containing the soothing ingredients of Lemongrass and Eucalyptus, WildWash anti-flea shampoo provides a deep and cleansing wash for your pet to keep those pesky fleas at bay. Infused with incredible ingredients, this natural and botanical wash will leave your pet feeling soothed, clean and smelling beautiful.
This shampoo packs a punch and requires diluting at a 32 to 1 ratio. This 300ml bottle is equivalent to 10 Litres when diluted. This bottle will give at least 10 washes for a big dog and up to 20 washes for a small. WildWash sells mixing bottles separately and provides all dilution rates thus making your shampoo last longer. Mixing bottles are not included so must be purchased separately, we recommend saving on the plastic and recycling a bottle of your own.
Available from our store at £14.95 for 300ml. Visit our store and check out the wonderful WildWash range of products.
CSJ was founded when dog breeder Ceri Rundle and her father H.Glyn Jones were on the hunt for affordable, top-quality dog food but had no luck. After learning that ‘less expensive’ food options were unable to provide the nutritional sustenance their working dogs needed, they embarked on a journey that would change their life forever. They decide to set up their own dog food business and thus CSJ was born.
Wanting the best quality products for canines alike CSJ use natural ingredients approved by vets and nutritionists in all of the products ranging from dog food to treats and to skincare and are a dog forum favourite when it comes to tried and tested recommendations for natural healing and problem-solving.
A totally natural mix that is despised by ticks, fleas and mites. Combining the aromatics of mint, seaweed, fenugreek, neem leaves and lemon balm. Simply added to your dog or cat's food creating an anti-flea treatment that leaves your pet feeling calm and soothed.
Billy No Mates is proven to be great for skin and coat condition. For this product to become totally effective, please allow up to 6 weeks. Remember though, this is not a complete cure for fleas but a preventive. If you believe your dog has fleas before starting BNM, consider using in combination with WildWash.
For CSJ Billy No Mates Anti Flea Powder use:
Small Dog – ½ a scoop
Medium Dog – 1 scoop
Large Dog – 1-2 scoops
For CSJ Billy No Mates Tincture use:
1ml (20 drops) per 10Kg body weight. For small pets, the 50ml bottle contains a calibrated pipette which is perfect for dispensing a small volume.
Cats need only 10 drops per day in food or drink (based on 5Kg cat).
So if you are looking to keep those critters at bay, we recommending investing in these amazing products to keep your four legged friend flea-free happy all year round. March marks the start of the season for fleas so start early and work on a natural and holistic preventative approach!