Natural Flea Control

This is a picture of a Fleabane, a plant that is used to make flea repellant for dogs. I took a picture of this plant while walking on a plant walk at the Warren Wilson College Campus in Swannanoa, NC at the Earth Day Celebration sponsored by a Women Owned Herbal Business that I purchase from frequently called Red Moon Herbs

A local herbalist, Joel Boyle at Wind Fox Herbal in local Black Mountain, NC produces a “flea killer” product that contains Fleabane as one of the components. He is one of my instructors at ASHH (Appalachia School of Herbal Holism) the longest existing herbal school in the south. Joel is also one of the alumni of ASHH whose website is I will be teaching an Herbs for Pets certification course at ASHH this summer so if you’re interested in learning more and in the area, perhaps you can join us for a 60 hour certification course on how you too can learn to use medicines from the earth for your animals.

Dog eating grasses-smOn Earth Day, I could think of no better place to be than at the beautiful Warren Wilson College taking herb walk after herb walk and learning our plants, how they can be used for medicines or edible foods and how we have such an intelligent source of medicines right below our feet. Learning to recognize the plants, and studying them is one of our planet Earth rights that we should be passing along to our children. Interestingly enough, here was a wonderful therapy dog that came along on the walks and found his own medicine along the way.

Part of the course on Herbs for Pets that I will be teaching will over the animal’s intelligence on seeking out plants for food and plants for medicine and even how elephants and chimpanzees will FERMENT their plants for medicine. Seems we have MUCH to learn from nature and from our animals that is most likely information we had in the past but have lost to “industrialization and commercialism”. I never miss a chance to let the plants and the animals teach me.

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  1. This is something I’ve never heard of. Funny thing is, my mom is really into all-natural and holistic treatments for pets. At this point, I’d almost consider her an expert! I’ll have to ask her about this stuff. So is Fleabane meant to be consumed by the animal?

    What are your thoughts on Diatomaceous earth?

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