Preventing Fleas, Naturally
An issue that pops up this time of year is fleas! Many of us have chosen to feed raw because we don't want to add to the environmental stresses that today's domestic pets are exposed to. Most of us would rather avoid using chemicals to get rid of fleas if we can. Healthy skin is a major factor in keeping fleas at bay. A correctly fed raw diet is a great start to flea prevention along with nutritional supplementation and a natural flea spray that contains essential oils that deter pests*. If your pet does have fleas, you will need to treat your pet and your house too. If the flea infestation is bad enough, you may have to go the chemical route but working towards prevention is key! A natural solution for your house other than chemical flea powders is to use diatomaceous earth in all corners, furniture and on any carpet you may have. Ask your natural pet food store if they carry this product. These options might not always solve a flea issue but they are a great way to prevent flea problems from arising.
*3P will have a great locally-made, chemical free flea spray available for purchase from Equus Soap Co. at the 3P Naturals booth at the BC/Yukon Regional Agility Championships June 5-7 at Thunderbird Showpark.