Neem for Pets


  1. gonewesthealth

    I wanted to leave a review on the Neem sticks I bought for my Dachshunds.
    I’m so happy two of my three Doxies love the sticks. Hoping my third Doxie will keep accepting a stick and eventually chew on it. I spent over $1000 on their dental cleaning and had to have some teeth pulled this summer. My friend told me about her ten year old Maltese who has all of his teeth because she has always used a product with Neem. So I’m happy to these sticks are going to a part of their dental health now too.

  2. Marlene

    Do you use on pups for tick prevention? If so how? Do you sell product? Thank you,

    1. Vicki

      Hi Marlene,
      No US company has EPA approval to sell neem as an insect repellant except on plants. We rescue dogs in Florida and actually feed them the neem bark rather than spraying them with anything.

      1. J F Slade

        I hate the pesticides prescribed ro prevent worms in cats and dogs by the pharma industry. I have read where 100% organic neem powder has been used effectively to prevent and treat parasites in humans and pets. Itbis sold at Sevenanda a vegan store in Little Five Points in Atlanta, Ga .

        1/8 teaspoon for a 10 pound cat is mentioned above. A 2 pound kitten would get 1/5 that dose at 8 weeks? How often? Every month? Every other month? Thanks.

        1. Vicki

          I’m sorry, that’s a generic recommendation and I wouldn’t know how it translates to a 2-pound kitten. I would try feeding the neem to its mother instead.

          1. JF Slade

            Thank you, Kindly.

  3. Erin

    I would rather not use the toxic chemicals prescribed to help my cats with external and internal parasites…. I was hoping it would be possible and safe to dose their food with a very small amount of neem leaf powder. Is that something that would help them as a natural alternative and can it be safe? Thank you!

    1. Vicki

      No US company has EPA approval to sell neem to treat any insect pests except those on plants. We feed our rescued senior Shar-Pei neem bark because it boosts their immune systems. If the cats are older, they’ll also benefit from its anti=inflammatory compounds that allow their joints to move more effectively. The general dose is 1/8 teaspoon per 10 pounds for 30 days and then back down to once a day after that. You can go back to the double dose if you think you need it. It’s more a money-saving comment than a healthy one.

    2. Marie

      Feed NEEM bark for what ?

      1. Vicki

        I’m sorry, I don’t understand the question.

  4. Lorie

    I’m confused about the Neem Bark Powder dosage for cats, from a previous reply at Neem For Pets …
    ” The general dose is 1/8 teaspoon per 10 pounds for 30 days and then back down to once a day after that.
    You can go back to the double dose if you think you need it. ”
    1. Should the ” 1/8 tsp general dose” be given MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY ?
    2. What is the ” double dose ” dispensing instructions ?
    Thank you for such an amazing and TRUTHFUL site !!! I have referred many friends to your website while emphasizing that you regularly post and expose articles that are making false claims about Neem.
    So many of my pets’ issues have been successfully treated with the products and information you make available. Plus, your products are so soothing to my skin as well LOL !

    1. Vicki

      Hi Lorie,
      Thanks for pointing out my error — it should be twice a day for 30 days, then back down to once a day. Backing down is more an economic recommendation than a health recommendation though, so if you think your cat is regressing without the extra neem, keep them on the double dose instead.

      1. Lorie

        Thank you so much for the update ! Truly appreciate all the work and research that you guys do !

  5. May

    Hello and thank you for the information about Neem powder! I would like to start giving my dog Neem powder but I would like to make sure I got this right:
    So is it safe and beneficial to give my dog who is 10 pounds, 1/8 teaspoon one or twice a day every day all his life? Or should I stop from time to time or give it only for a limited time period?
    Thank you!

    1. Vicki

      Hi May,
      I am not aware of any problem that could occur. We feed our rescued Shar=Pei neem nearly every morning of their lives and have never seen a problem. In fact, they typically outlive prognosis for things like cancer and degenerative arthritis.
      Good luck and feel free to contact us with additional questions.

  6. Belinda

    I bought neem LEAF powder for my 88 lb dog.
    So did I get the wrong product for his limping from a tick disease?
    If so what should or could I use the leaf power for?
    The veterinarians antibiotics haven’t helped at all after nearly 4 weeks.

    1. Vicki

      The leaf may actually be better for acute issues like the limping caused by Lyme — there’s not a lot of clinical research out there. Use the leaf as if it were bark and let us know how he does.

  7. Prajakta Sharma

    Can I give my 70 lb dog neem leaf powder orally for her skin infections. ? And in what quantity .
    Also , can neem oil be locally applied on the infected areas ?

    1. Vicki

      Yes you can! The general recommendation is 1/8 teaspoon per 10 pounds, so I’d round that up to a teaspoon. Start with it at twice a day and then back down to once after a month or so.You can keep her on the twice daily dose if the problem comes back — it’s more a financial than physical recommendation. YOu can apply neem oil on her skin, but I’d recommend the Nothing But Neem Stick instead. It’s much less messy!

  8. Dawn

    Glad I found this!
    My neighbors cat has stomatitus so bad she can’t eat she has been at my house all day & I’ve tried several things but her mouth hurts too bad. I’m afraid she is starving to death but the flat refuse to help her & get her teeth pulled if I could afford it I would. Awful but she should be put down instead of a slow painful death.
    Is it ok to use some neem leaf powder mixed with water on her gums? (if she let’s me)
    This making me sick and angry at her selfish owners. I buy her food even but she eats very little in fact she’s onlty had a little milk all day. Any thoughts advice on using the neem in her mouth?
    Thanks so much

    1. Vicki

      Poor girl, I’m not sure neem would help but I would try the supercritical extract. If she swallows any, that will be even better. Email me separately with your address and we’ll send you some at no charge to hopefully save her.

  9. marjorie crawford

    do you have xylitol in any of your products?

    1. Vicki

      Just one of the neem toothpowders, but nothing a dog would want to eat!

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