An Introduction to Natural Flea Collar Products

A natural flea collar is a safer alternative than using a chemically-treated item on your dog. A natural product can protect your dog from fleas. However, they are normally used on pets who have low insect infestations. To get rid of all the fleas in your dog's living area, you may need to use an additional treatment. But for starters, here is an introduction to natural collars for dogs with mid-level flea problems.

Benefits of an Herbal Flea Collar

An herbal collar is infused with essential oils that can keep your pet safe. They are a good alternative to collars made with chemical insecticides. Some medicated flea collars contain derivatives of nerve gas. Instead, look for the following natural oils in a product:

  • Pennyroyal
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood
  • Citronella
  • Rue
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • Sesame
  • Thyme
  • Castor oil
  • Eugenol/clove oil

Be aware that there are natural ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in some cats and dogs. For example, tea tree or pennyroyal oils have been known to cause allergic reactions in pets.

Decide What Flea Collar Is Right for Your Dog

Some natural flea collars are designed to be rewetted with the oils and used again. Features of rechargeable collars:

  • Comes with a bottle of concentrated flea solution
  • Most products last 3 months
  • The cotton fabric helps to absorb the oil
  • The collar can be easily cut to fit the size of your pet

Some plastic collars are made with beads inside that hold the oils. Features of such plastic collars:

  • Provides an even distribution of the oils onto your dog
  • The oils get released over time
  • Most plastic collars can be worn up to 6 months
  • Mild scent