PetMeds® Natural Flea Control
|Many animal guardians are often looking for more natural alternatives to some of the commonly available topical flea medication like Frontline Plus or Advantage. And while I’m always a supporter of more natural alternatives for our pets, product efficacy will vary, as there is often a lack of controlled clinical trials and even safety of many of these products. Many of these natural alternatives employ essential oils including tea tree oil, cedar, eucalyptus, citronella and others as their active ingredients.||
Some pets including many felines can be sensitive to some of these products, so be careful to always follow product label recommendations and precautions. It is important to realize that using such products will likely require more active participation by pet owners in order for many of these products to be effective – as opposed to other simple “one drop” products. This is because many of the natural products don’t have a long term residual flea and tick efficacy which products like Frontline Plus and Advantage offer.