There are many schools of thought on the topic of natural flea treatments for dogs.
Some pet owners swear by them and others find that they are of little use in treatment and prevention of fleas.
Ultimately the main thing to bear in mind is that natural flea treatment will not offer as quick
and effective treatment and nor for as long, as their proven non herbal counterparts.
Herbal flea treatments such as shampoos are on the most part
effective. These contain essential oils such as peppermint and tea tree, however these are generally only
effective for up to 5 days. Hence they require application up to six times that of their non herbal
counterparts such as Frontline spot on for dogs.
Supplements such as brewers yeast and garlic have been shown in some studies to reduce the
infestation of fleas. These are based on the fact that fleas do not like the flavour of these ingredients and
therefore make it unpalatable to them.
The main thing to remember is that fleas evolve and become resilient to certain treatments. If
in doubt it is always better to choose a proven product.