DIY Natural, Herbal Flea, Tick, Mosquito Spot-On and Collar Drops for Dogs and Cats

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In this article:
1.0 Herbal Spot-on and Collar Drop Recipes 
  1. Rose Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neem Oil Drop Recipe
  2. Fresh Lemon Oil Drop Recipe
  3. Peppermint, Lavender, Citronella, Neem Oil Drop Recipe
  4. Recipes For Puppies, Kittens and Sensitive Dogs and Cats
2.0 How to Use Natural Insect Repellent Drops
  1. Collars or harness drops. 
  2. Spot-on drops.
3.0 Cautions and Important Notes 

Natural spot-on drops and collar drop recipes to help naturally repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. 
 
The drops can be used as part of a natural repellent program to suit your individual dog or cat's circumstances.
 

1.0 Herbal Spot-on and Collar Drop Recipes

The drops should be used along with other natural preventatives, to create an effective repellent program to suit your individual dog or cat's circumstances.  
 
 
1.1 Rose Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Neem Oil
Insect Repellent Drop Recipe
for dogs and cats - use to discourage fleas, ticks and mosquitoes
 
You'll Need
  1. One of these oils:
    1. Neem leaf oil.
    2. Coconut oil, organic, fractionated (liquid coconut oil)
    3. Sweet almond oil.
  2. Essential oil:
    1. Lavender.
    2. Lemongrass.
    3. Rose geranium.
  3. 30 ml small glass dropper bottle.
Preparation
Add the following to the small glass dropper bottle:
 
1. Fill the bottle with the carrier oil, leave a little space empty at the top of the bottle.
  • Choose one of the following carrier oils:
    • Neem leaf oil.
    • Or choose:
    • Almond oil.
    • Coconut oil, fractionated (liquid coconut oil).
2. Add the essential oil:
  • For cats, add a total of 10 drops of essential oil.
    • Select one or a combination of lavender, lemongrass, rose geranium.
  • For dogs, add a total of 10 to 25 drops of essential oil:
    • Select one or a combination of lavender, lemongrass, rose geranium.
    • If your dog is small or very sensitive to smells, use the lower range of drops.
To Use
  1. Follow the instructions provided further below. 
 
1.2 Fresh Lemon Oil Drops
Insect Repellent Drop Recipe
for dogs - use to discourage mosquitoes

fresh lemon oil spot-on and collar drop insect repellent for dogs

You'll Need
  1. One cup olive oil, extra virgin, cold pressed, organic.
  2. Two fresh lemons.
  3. Stainless steel non-coated saucepan.
  4. 30 ml small glass dropper bottle.
  5. Mason jar.
Preparation
  1. Peel the rind from the lemons.
  2. Place the oil and lemon rinds in a sauce pan.
  3. Place the saucepan on very low heat for 20 minutes
  4. Allow to cool
  5. Strain the rind from the liquid. Compost of discard the rind.
  6. Pour the liquid into the dropper bottle. 
  7. Pour the remaining liquid into a mason jar. 
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
To Use
  1. Follow the instructions provided further below. 
 
1.3 Peppermint, Lavender, Citronella, Neem Drops
Insect Repellent Drop Recipe
for dogs - use to discourage fleas, ticks and mosquitoes

peppermint, neem, lavender and cironella insect repellent spot-on drops for dogs

You'll Need
  1. One of these oils:
    1. Neem leaf oil.
    2. Coconut oil, organic, fractionated (liquid coconut oil)
    3. Sweet almond oil.
  2. Essential oil:
    1. Citronella or lemongrass.
    2. Peppermint.
    3. Lavender.
  3. 30 ml small glass dropper bottle.
Preparation
Add the following to the small glass dropper bottle:
 
1. Fill the bottle with the carrier oil, leave a little space empty at the top of the bottle.
  • Choose one of the following carrier oils:
    • Neem leaf oil.
    • Or choose:
    • Almond oil.
    • Coconut oil, fractionated (liquid coconut oil).
2. Add the essential oil:
  • For dogs, add a total of 10 to 25 drops of essential oil:
    • If your dog is small or very sensitive to smells, use the lower range of drops. 
To Use
  1. Follow the instructions provided further below. 
 
 
1.4 Recipes For Puppies, Kittens and Sensitive Dogs and Cats
 
options for puppies, kittens and sensitive dogs and cats

Choose one of the following instead of the collar drops and spot-on drops:
 
.1 Natural Hydrosol Repellent Balm
 
Recipes for natural hydrosol repellent balms:
.2 Natural Herbal Spray Repellent
 
Recipes for natural herbal spray repellents:
 

2.0 How to Use Natural Insect Repellent Drops

natural collar drops and spot-on drops

Natural spot-on drops can be applied to your dog or cat's:
  1. Collar.
  2. Harness. 
  3. Body. 
2.1 Collar or Harness Drops
 
If using the drops on a collar or harness:
  1. Shake the bottle.
  2. Use the bottle dropper to apply a drop every 4 to 5 inches.
  3. Apply once or twice a day as needed.
  4. If your dog or cat's collar or harness get wet, reapply the drops.
 
2.2 Spot-on Drop Use Instructions
 
If using the drops as a spot-on treatment to help discourage fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, apply the drops as follows.
  1. Shake the bottle. 
  2. Use the bottle dropper to apply one drop at each of the locations listed below.
    1. Top of head.
    2. Neck.
    3. Between the shoulder blades.
    4. Mid-back.
    5. Base of tail.
    6. Optional:
    7. Each paw.
The drops should be used along with other natural preventatives, to create an effective repellent program to suit your individual dog or cat's circumstances.
    

3.0 Cautions and Important Notes

3.1 Listen to Your Dog and Cat
 
If your dog or cat indicates a dislike or stronger preference for one or more of the essential oils, listen to your dog or cat.

Learn about self-selection in this article.
 
3.2 When Using Essential Oils, Monitor Your Dog and Cat
 
Watch for any signs of an adverse reaction and cease using if any type of adverse reaction occurs.
 
Symptoms can include: 
  1. Lack of coordination.
  2. Loss of use of legs.
  3. Paralysis.
  4. Seizures.
3.3 Daily Application of Drops
  1. Drops should be re-applied 1 to 3 times a day when additional protection is required.
  2. If your dog or cat goes swimming, gets wet in the rain etc. you will need to re-apply the spray.
3.4 Your Dog, Cat's Best Defense Against Insects
 
Your dog and cat’s best defense against insects and insect-borne disease is a layered natural approach that includes a species appropriate raw or gently cooked and fresh food diet tailored to suit the individual animal's situation, and a clean, personal health protocol.
 
Topical insect repellent should never be used on its own with the expectation that it can prevent insect bites and insect-borne disease, instead use as part of a layered natural holistic plan.
 

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Article and cover photo by Karen Rosenfeld.
Cover photo: my Anatolian Shepherd, Lily

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