Pawsitively Tick-Free: Natural Tick Repellent Solutions for Dogs and Cats

By Marty Grosjean
Pawsitively Tick Free

Dogs that attract ticks are at risk of contracting a wide range of diseases from just one tick bite. Not only are these bloodsucking parasites unpleasant for your pet, they are capable of spreading serious illnesses to you and your family. Lyme Disease, for instance, if not diagnosed and treated early, can have long-term adverse consequences on your health and immunity. All from one tick bite.

Dogs can pick up ticks just about anywhere, whether it’s going for a walk or rolling around in the high grass in the backyard. You never know where a tick might be lurking and when it will decide to burrow into your pet’s coat for a fresh meal.

There are plenty of tick repellents on the market that promise to protect your pet from the risks of ticks and it’s possible you’re familiar with or have even used some of them before. Unfortunately, the majority of these options contain harsh chemicals and insecticides that are poisons designed to enter your dog’s bloodstream and kill pests like fleas and ticks when they bite it. Collars, medicated dips, chewables, and topicals, all of these contain toxic ingredients with warning labels on their packaging to keep out of reach of children and pregnant women. Even in low doses, these poisonous ingredients are capable of causing harm.

Luckily, there are natural tick repellent solutions to help dogs and cats stay tick-free even in the warmer months when these insects are active and most likely to hitch a ride on your pet. Beware, your pet only has to be outside for a brief period of time to be susceptible to ticks.

Natural Homemade Tick Prevention Options

There are a few ways you can ward off ticks using natural ingredients. To keep ticks from getting on your dog, try feeding your pup garlic. Yup, garlic. Have you ever eaten a dish that is heavy in garlic and notice the aroma of it coming through your pores later on? It’s the same theory here, the strong aroma of the garlic will seep through your dog’s skin and repel ticks and fleas with equal efficacy.

Be careful not to feed your dog too much of it as garlic in large quantities can lead to anemia. Small to moderate servings of garlic are perfectly safe.

Lemons can also be useful in warding off ticks and when you combine the juice of a boiled lemon with some everyday tap water, you can spray that on your pet and it will help keep away ticks, discouraging them from choosing your pet as their next meal.

Essential oils are another option, but just be careful about the choice of oil you use. Lavender is known as an effective solution for repelling ticks and even destroying the eggs they lay in your pet’s fur.

Tags and Sprays

The BioPower Pet line of natural flea and tick repellents offers a tag and a spray that you can use to ward off fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes - both energized with a proprietary form of bioresonance technology.

The BioPower Pet Shield Tag is a stainless steel tag that hangs on your dog or cat’s collar and emits bioenergetic frequencies that drive away the pests that can burrow into your pet’s fur. The BioPower Pet Shield Spray uses a mix of spring water energized with bioresonance frequencies and just a little bit of essential oils to keep fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes from biting your pet.

Both of these are effective methods of prevention. They aren’t designed to kill the pests but if you can prevent them from getting on your pet in the first place, there’s no need to kill them.

In addition to the spray you can apply to your pet, you can also find sprays to treat the exterior of your home to repel ticks from your yard, landscaping, garden areas, wherever your pets reside most often.

Staying Tick Free

We want to do everything we can to keep our dogs and cats safe, healthy, and happy. TIcks can bring all kinds of diseases into your home and cause a lot of discomfort and potential illness for you and your furry friends.

Natural remedies and treatments can go a long way towards preventing ticks from having any impact on your family’s health, and the options we’ve reviewed above should be your first choice over poisons, pesticides, and harsh chemicals to keep your pet staying tick free.