Best Flea Powders for Dogs and Cats

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Flea powders are a convenient way to control fleas without having to consult a veterinarian. You won’t have to fight your pet as is often the case with oral medication, and you don’t have to clean up after a messy dip or bath.

In years past, many flea powders were dangerous and often contained toxic chemicals that harmed not only the fleas, but often the pets on which they were living, as well. However, today’s flea powders are more often made from natural ingredients that pose no risk for pet or owner. Plants like rosemary, thyme, and cinnamon have insecticidal properties that protect them from being infested.

Most of flea powders available today also have pleasant fragrances and can be used on bedding and carpets to further guard against fleas. They can be combined with the flea drops and other treatments prescribed by veterinarians.

Our picks for best flea powders include:

  • Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Powder

    uses natural active ingredients to kill insects like fleas, ticks, and even mosquitoes. It works by blocking a neurotransmitter that is only found in the nervous systems of invertebrates. That means it is utterly safe to use around all pets, children, birds, and even fish. The powder’s pleasant spice smell adds to Sentry Natural Defense’s appeal, but its best feature is its power to actually kill the fleas on a cat or dog almost instantly.

  • NaturVet’s Herbal Flea Powder is another choice flea preventative. It boasts a pleasant cedary fresh fragrance. NaturVet suggests applying the powder not only to the pet, but also pet bedding, pillows, and foam beds. It can be applied as often as necessary, even in combination with spot-on treatments such as Frontline. Being able to use both products to repel fleas is a double whammy of security.

  • Only Natural Pet All-in-One Flea Remedy is odorless and can be applied on pets, pet bedding, carpets, and the yard. It works to dehydrate insect pests by making microscopic cuts in their outer shells. This powerful powder kills parasites, eggs, and larvae within hours, but is harmless to people and other pets.

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