How Can I Treat My Pet’s Fleas Without Chemicals?

My dog has a relentless case of fleas this summer. I’ve tried some natural remedies and they haven’t worked as well as medications like Advantage and Frontline, but I really, really want to avoid using chemicals. Is there a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to get rid of fleas? —Amanda

Karen Rettig, DVM

Karen Rettig is a licensed veterinarian specializing in holistic medicine. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her practice, Alternatives for Animals, is located in Lafayette, Calif. and offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic, homeopathy, laser therapy, muscle testing, nutrition, and bioresonance therapy.

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