Here are a couple of helpful articles about flea and tick prevention options in addition to traditional topical treatments. As always, please consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog's flea and tick prevention regimen.
- How to Safely Prevent Fleas and Ticks on Dogs - Fidose of Reality's post this week talks about non-chemical options including a product by DERMagic called Flea Dust which kills flea, ticks and lice by dehydration, not poison. Don't forget to have a tick key in your dog's first aid kit!
- Flea Control and Flea Bite Allergies in Dogs - PetMD.com has a good article on flea bite hypersensitivity, and flea control and management.
- The Whole Dog Journal published an e-book on Keeping Your Dog Flea Free. It goes into great detail on non-chemical and natural options including using Diatomaceous Earth or DE, a calcium dust that you can use inside your house and in your yard to destroy adult fleas and flea larvae -- and fleas cannot develop resistance to it! DE is the substance in DERMagic's Flea Dust noted above. Click here to order and download a copy right to your computer ($8.95 fee). (note: OBG did not receive any compensation for recommending this product)