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Hi Roger,
I wanted to know what ingredients such as lemongrass that are edible could be used to repel fleas and ticks from the inside out?  I would bake them into a cookie.


Hi Carly,

Many companies use garlic in there editable flea treats/foods. Too much is not good so I would look maybe to purchase treats formulated with garlic or find specific recipes.

I've never heard of anyone using lemongrass but it may be possible.

There are other natural flea products to put on the animal as well. We don't sell chemical based ones, only natural ones.

You can look for Natural Defense as a good natural chemical free product. Another one is Diatomaceous earth. It's a fine powder that you rub into the dogs fur. The fleas walk through this powder and it sticks to them and they dehydrate and die off.

If you want to make treats or food for yourself, search for recipes that include garlic as it is widely used in natural flea treatment.

Here is a website you might look over for further information and/or what ingredients they use:

I hope this helps, if you need anything else, let me know.



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Can answer all nutritional information for all dogs. Common problems with food, supplements, weight control, allergies, fleas, etc. Questions regarding raw food, homemade food, skin & coat issues, ect. Can't and/or will not do medicinal type questions that the vet takes care of.


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