Natural flea and tick pet med alternative: brewer’s yeast
While there are of course many effective topical flea and tick medicines that work wonderfully in most dogs, such as K9 Advantix II, Frontline Plus, and Revolution, there is the occasional pet that will have a rare topical or systemic reaction to any of these medications, and so many clients are often asking about natural flea and tick alternatives, especially as the flea season bears down on most of the country.
While the efficacy of many of these products can vary, I have indeed found that adding nutritional supplements such as Brewers Yeast and garlic to the diet can often help repel fleas for many pets. Chock full of vitamin B, Zinc, and biotin, Brewers Yeast is simply wonderful for skin and coat health, including helping with unwanted shedding in many pets. Along with garlic in these tablets, many clients do report a reduction in flea infestations in their pets. They can safely be added to most pets’ diets and have no side effects in my experience and opinion.