photo credit: ☺ Lee J Haywood
Just a few weeks ago, Marysville was buried in 2 feet of snow. It was a fantastic week, the dogs had a blast, and we had fun watching them. Today, the weather is mild for February, which brings to mind that Spring is around the corner and with the warmer weather comes the fleas.
Warmer Weather = Flea Season
Our Winter in the Pacific Northwest was mild. Did a week of snow kill off the dormant flea eggs? Is that even how all of this works? Regardless, we’re on guard for flea season and I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on three brands we’ve used and collect some tips from you too.
Best Flea Treatment for Dogs
I’m excited to report that although our cats have had experience with fleas, our littermate puppies have not. They’ve been spared. But that doesn’t leave us out of the woods. Speaking of which – our property is surrounded by trees, ferns, aka my version of “the woods.”
I want our animals to be comfortable and we’d like to avoid the bites too, so we did a little research for find the best flea treatment for our dogs and cats and then we learned about the toxicity of the chemical flea treatments on the market.
My Favorite Non-Toxic Flea Treatments!
Nature-Cide Pet Flea & Tick Treatment
What about Garlic and Fleas?
I asked my vet about giving our pets garlic supplements to combat fleas and he said “no.” Garlic isn’t good for our animals and although someone must have had success (or else why would it be in the stores), if our vet says “no” then we listen.
So what do you use to combat fleas and make your dogs (and cats) comfortable? And do you think the best flea treatment for dogs (and cats) is?