Two of our dogs weigh in at 8 lbs and the little one at around 5lbs. I love the effectiveness of Frontline, however, the price tag bites. I'm looking for some homegrown ideas on natural flea and tick control. At this time of year the pups get itchy skin so I don't want anything harsh either. They do not have fleas, it's just a precaution because it's flea season. Also, though, they need good protection from ticks because we basically live in the woods and the ticks are out in full force! I pulled a tick off the little one last night. I'm grooming them today and want to make sure I use the right stuff. We usually use baby body wash and then I usually spray their coats with a tea tree oil conditioner that's nice, but I'm open to new ideas. Their skin appears to be quite dry. Thanks!