Over the years I’ve noticed that I’ve had friends whose pets have fleas and then other friend’s who’s pets don’t appear to have any at all. The interesting thing about this is that the pets that didn’t have the fleas were not even on the popular flea treatments, as my friends didn’t agree with them or like the ingredients and felt that they were far too toxic, and yet the friends who had their pets on flea treatments appeared to be riddled with fleas and unable to get rid of them.
I have learnt over the years that if an animal is healthy then they shouldn’t actually have fleas in the first place and that when they do it’s often a sign that they are not in good health. I have personally found that one of the best ways to eradicate fleas is to groom your pet regularly, let’s face it, if you had head lice that’s exactly what you would do isn’t it? I remember when my children where young and they got head lice, I never ever treated them with all the nasty products that the other parents were doing and had been advised to do by the various schools that their children were attending, all I ever did was use conditioner and a nit comb and I kept at it regularly so eventually the life cycle was Broken. It’s similar to our pets, if you take the time to groom them with a comb and look at their diet, then eventually the cycle will die. If the infestation is so bad then no doubt you will have to tackle the house also, because otherwise they will continue to jump on your pet. I do believe that we can all be guilty of feeding our animals an inadequate diet and I have come to realise that it is best if we prepare their food just as we prepare our own food, and not just feed them the cheapest food that we can find, because it won’t necessarily have all the nutrients in that they need, but this takes some research on a pet owners part and effort, but I totally understand that this can be time consuming and difficult, though not impossible.
Homeopathy can also be of help and there are several remedies that you could try in 30c or 200c potency. Remedies such as Sulph, ledum, psorinum and even flea in potency would be worth trying and to be honest I actually combine these with other remedies and drop them into my dog’s water or pop one in my dogs mouth. you could also try neem oil. The reason that I would add a flea remedy is because homeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like and so with that in mind Homeopaths will often give the very substance back in potency that is causing the issue or illness. With Homeopathy it is always worth looking at the bigger picture and exploring why and how something happened, rather than just treating the symptom and this is why you may want to look at your pet’s diet and not just the flea problem that has arisen.
Animals who have fleas will inevitably be stressed and so this would need attention and there and are many remedies that can help for anxiety in your pets. Remedies such as gelsemium, argentum nitricum and lycopodium are all really helpful and not forgetting bach rescue remedy, but there are many others, and so its advisable that you speak to a homeopathic vet in order to establish the best course of treatment,