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Fleas: A Homeopathic Solution

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

August 13th, 2017  |  58 Comments

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Flea remedies

Hi! It’s Buster, “The Bad Office Dog,” again!

As my friends and I pant our way into these long, hot summer days, I want to remind you of something I hate: fleas.

Seriously, how can something so small, be so annoying? (Although, I think my mom may have muttered that same statement about me once under her breath — back when I had my bad-office-dog fits.)

Anyway, I have been a very lucky little boy, because I have never had an issue with fleas. Maybe they don’t bother me because I’m so dapper (as you can see from my bow-tie). But, recently I heard about another friend who had a really rough time.

Laddie was itching and scratching, rubbing and nibbling; he was almost to the point of losing his mind! He kept nibbling at the area just above his tail (the area that seemed the itchiest) until he created little tiny sores on his skin and lost big clumps of hair.

It’s hard to be dapper when you’ve lost clumps of hair.

I wish I had known what poor Laddie was going through because my mom (Joette Calabrese) knows a great homeopathic protocol that she has used before and is happy to share with you.

To relieve the torturous itching, get rid of fleas, and protect against them in the future, she has used Psorinum 200, Ledum palustre 200 and Antimonium crudum 6.  ( Remember to add the coupon code “Joette” at checkout at Shop.Boironusa.com and receive a 20% discount )

Here’s how it’s done: At the first sign of a flea attack: one dose of Psorinum 200 every seven days; one dose of Ledum 200 twice a day; one dose of Ant crud 6 two to three times a day. (And remember to scroll to the bottom of this page to receive this information in a free, easy-to-reference remedy card!)

Continue using these medicines, sticking to the same schedule, until the fleas are gone and there is no more scratching or nibbling. Sometimes, the itching can continue after the fleas have gone. So, just make sure that no more symptoms exist before discontinuing this method.

This regimen should also help keep fleas at bay because it creates an inhospitable environment for them. And, believe me, my friends and I are all in favor of creating inhospitable environments for fleas!

By the way, I overheard Mom tell someone that there is an alternative treatment she knows about. This method is using Psorinum 30 once a day until symptoms subside (no Ledum, no Ant crud). Mom has never used this method herself. But, if you are in a situation where you need a simpler remedy, it might be worth a try. Let us know your results in the comments.

Of course, if you want to use something prophylactically (before you see any fleas), there are herbal flea collars available. Just don’t let it interfere with your dog’s bow tie! (I’m telling you, it’s all about being dapper!)

Gotta go …  I see a squirrel …




I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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58 thoughts on “Fleas: A Homeopathic Solution”

  1. angbunnyhill says:

    Buster is very dapper indeed! This article is timely for me as our cat is struggling greatly with fleas, second summer in a row. Would I follow the same instructions for my feline friend?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      All furry animals.

  2. Julia says:

    Hi Joette – love your posts! Thank you for always sharing your wisdom. I’m wondering if same remedies could be used for lice. My chickens got some recently and I was wondering if homeopathy can help.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have no experience with lice on chickens but check this article I wrote a few years back. https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/lice/lousy-lice/

      For any condition, try using my name and the condition you want to know about, in your browser and you’ll often find my take on it.

  3. Amy says:

    This is great information! Would this work also for ticks?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Tics are different. Read my article on Lyme tics.

  4. Theresa says:

    Thanks for the tips, Buster. Love your bow tie!! Do you know if your mom has used this protocol for any of your feline friends with ear mites?

  5. Sandy says:

    Buster, you are adorable! Thanks for the remedies.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Aren’t I? And you’re welcome.

  6. Hello, I cant find the psorinum on the Boiron site.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You must click on the remedy that is highlighted and it will take you to a source.

  7. Jean Muser says:

    Thanks for the information. But how do I give my dog and cat these remedies? My cat won’t let me put anything under her tongue 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathics do NOT need to be put under the tongue to act. Put a dose in water or directly in the mouth.

  8. Lyn Gorski says:

    Would cats benefit from the same regimen?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:


  9. Kimberly says:

    Hi, I have 2 cats and 2 dogs..what is the best method in treating all of them? Putting it in water..or putting pill down throat.. (they won’t let it dissolve as we would)..thanks.

  10. Betsyaida says:

    OMG Buster is soooo CUTE… I mean Daper!!! LOL

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Buster looks a lot like my doggie! What treatment would you suggest for hotspots, licking and chewing at the skin that seems due to environmental allergens rather than fleas?

  12. Eileen says:

    Would this remedy work for bed bugs, or would one try the lice protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:


  13. Verena says:

    I tried to find Psorinum 200, but I’m told I only could get it with Rx. Any idea?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Pls click on the link for Psorinum. It will take you to a pharmacy in England. It’s a nosode.

      1. Melissa says:

        Amazon has it.

  14. Melissa says:

    Would this protocol be helpful for a child who seems to attract every bug in the summer (other than fleas)? Or is Psorinum flea-specific? Every morning this time of year my kiddos wake up with new itchy bites. I know for sure they are not flea bites (or mosquito bites) though. I am fairly certain they are spider bites. I have heard about boosting B-vitamins, using garlic, spraying calendula on them, spraying essential oils around their beds, etc. but nothing has worked. My kids just seem to attract bites, just like the family dog does with fleas. Would love to change their terrain to make them less friendly to bugs in a more curative (homeopathic!) way.

  15. Lara says:

    I don’t believe that Joette is really your mother.

  16. Kelly says:

    When I search Psorinum on the Boironusa website it doesn’t show up in the search. Can you help me?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Pls, click on the name of the remedy. It will take you where you can purchase it.

  17. Anney Keogh says:

    When I click on the Psorinum 30 link, the website has a drop down menu with 10 different selections to choose from. The Ledum and Antimodium Crudum both have three different strengths to choose from

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you’re still perplexed, shoot an email to Helios Pharmacy.

  18. Anney Keogh says:

    So I’m not sure exactly what I should be ordering for my dog. I’m from Australia so would like to be sure I’m ordering the right thing.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If your confusion arises from the choices offered of pill sizes and shapes, etc, simply choose any size pill.

  19. Nelda says:

    Would this protocol work for humans as well? At present my family lives in an apartment complex and there are many cats and dogs around, and as a result, sometimes fleas find their way into our apartment and bite us.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have used them for my family in the same fashion as I described for the dog.

      1. Melissa says:

        Is Psorinum “flea specific”?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          No. Also used for scabies.

  20. Cheana says:

    Is there anything to do proactively before fleas season starts? Flea collars aren’t an option for us. Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathically, its not something I’ve used but I would consider Psorinum 200 or 30 used for a couple of weeks before the height of the flea season could potentially protect.

  21. I ordered this for my dog although he doesn’t have fleas but I don’t want to give him the poison my vet recommends to prevent them. We recently moved to a house with a fenced yard. He gets to go out and play now and now he has no fleas. He is on an organic grass fed raw meat diet and doing well with that. He had a skin issue that is clearing up with only a diet change from commercial dog food to his raw meat diet. Thanks for recommending this. Vets either don’t know how bad pet food is for our babies or they don’t care.

  22. QueeNia says:

    Could this be used for our bunny?! Although I’m not sure how we would administrator it… She seems to smell everything before eating!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy is used for all animals and may be administered in water, food or pellets put in front of the bunnie.

  23. Cindy says:

    I’m going somewhere with sand fleas and no see ums, and I’m wondering if this protocol or something else could be used to prevent bites (on humans).

  24. Debbie says:

    (Admin, please delete if not allowed) We treat our yard with beneficial nematodes, which kill fleas, ticks, and other harmful soil-dwelling insects (including fire ants, I think). We buy ours from a local plant nursery. The ones that come on a little blue sponge kept in their refrigerator, are supposed to be the best. Directions are included that tell how to soak the sponge in water, which is used in a hose-end sprayer. This is best applied after it rains or you water your yard since the nematodes move in a film of water. Hope this helps provide an alternative for prevention and treatment of fleas, etc. in your yard.

  25. Sarah says:

    I was able to find all three of the remedies and have started using them – very hopeful for the future with no more itchy puppy! My question is about the remedy Psorinum 200 – I found it from one company but another company told me it was only available to a licensed homeopath. Should I have concerns about the company that sold it to me without checking on that? Should I be concerned with the quality of the remedy that I purchased? Thank you so much for all the easily understandable information you provide for the average person!

  26. Emily says:

    Hi Joette. Thanks always for your helpful info. Can you mix these remedies, or do they need to be taken at separate times?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      When I write these blogs, unless it says to be taken simultaneously, they should be taken separately.

  27. Lisa says:

    Thank you! My cats thank you! I simply put psorium in their water dish and all fleas and ear mites have vanished! Even my vet couldn’t find a trace of a live bug. Thank you!

  28. Connie says:

    My dog is losing her hair from the scratching. Will this protocol help with that? Also is there anything I can put on her topically for instant relief?

  29. Sunshine says:

    Has anyone used the 30c Psorinum method with success? How about the standard method? Just looking for real results and experience. Thank you!

  30. W. Jewel Lusher says:

    Since they should be taken separately, how far apart should they be given?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Approx a few minutes or so.

  31. Cynthia says:

    Great post. Thank you.

  32. Fae says:

    Does Homeopathy have anything for parasites aid animals and people?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Use your browser and key in the words “JoetteCalabreseParasites” and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

  33. Peggy says:

    The link goes to Helios in the UK. They don’t ship to the US and Boiron does not carry the Psorinum. Do you have a recommendation?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I purchase from Helios on a regular basis and they send it to my US address. Perhaps you misread or you need to email them.

  34. Jen says:

    I just purchased Psorinum 200 on Amazon.com – It was not the Boiron brand….Hope this helps.

  35. Terry Suchodolski says:

    what herbal flea collars do you recommend

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve used a neckerchief saturated in essential oils and have used Dr. Mercola’s as well. However, I’m currently working on a flea deterrent that I hope to make available in the near future.

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