What Repels Fleas and Ticks on Dogs?

When it comes to fleas and ticks, prevention is the best defense. And, it’s not only about the repels you are using. Regular grooming (bathing, brushing, and haircuts) also play a vital role in keeping these tiny pests at bay.

Here’s what repels to use to keep fleas and ticks away from your dog.

  • Use a Collar Tick Repellent

The flea and tick collar is one of the best repellent collars for all types of animals. Some collars provide up to 8 months of tick and flea prevention and are also waterproof and hypoallergenic. It can easily be attached next to your dog’s original collar.

  • Find the Best Spot-on Treatment

When you spot a tick, flea, or live in a forested area, a spot-on treatment is a great option. This topical treatment has a handy applicator with a pinch tip for easy application directly to your dog’s skin between the shoulder pads. It dries quickly and protects your puppy from head to tail for up to a month. Most formulas are designed to break the life cycle of ticks, killing both tick eggs and larvae. This treatment also repels fleas and mosquitos.

  • Get a Dog Bandana That Repels Ticks

For a fun option to wear, consider a cute Insect Shield bandana for your dog that repels insects. Get a bandana with a fabric that is permethrin-infused to repel ticks and fleas. Also, most bandanas are machine washable and can remain effective for up to 70 washes before you need to replace them. It can also be used with other solutions for extra protection. This brand even makes a dog shirt option.

  • Find the Best Tick Repellent Spray for Your Home

For protection inside and outside the home, consider a homemade flea and tick spray. A tick repellent spray is specially formulated to kill all types of indoor pests in minutes, including ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and bed bugs on contact. You can use it on pet bedding, crates, carpets, and furniture to protect your home – just make sure you don’t spray it on your dog.

Grooming Is Just As Essential

As we’ve said, making sure your dog is properly groomed matters just as much as the products you are using to repel fleas and ticks.

If you would like to give your dog a day of relaxation, we look forward to seeing you. Call now for a reservation at (760) 631-3299.


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