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Dog Fleas Treatment

Fleas feed on animal blood and can cause problems in a dog or puppy including skin irritation, allergic reactions, anemia, tapeworms and in some cases, death. So it is important to keep your home flea free and dog free of fleas.

There are many different ways fleas can be treated, however fleas can some times be hard to get rid of with one treatment. There are flea dips, flea collars, flea shampoos, flea sprays and monthly medications applied to a dogs neck to kill fleas.

Prevention of fleas is important to make sure you do not end up with a flea infestation. If a dog has fleas bad it can take several treatments to remove all fleas because, just because they are killed on the dog does not mean they are not present outside or inside.

An adult female flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs in her lifetime, which means fleas can get out of hand fast if not treated. When you see a flea on your dog, it is an adult flea and has probably already laid eggs. Flea eggs hatch and can develop into adults within only three weeks.

Carpet and bedding can be infected by fleas! When fleas are present in your carpet they will lay eggs and multiply like crazy. If you are having an issue with fleas in your carpet or have had an issue with fleas on your dog, there is help!

Advantage – Blue Box  for Dogs kills fleas on dogs fast. Zodiac Flea Spray Treating your dog is only half the battle for flea infestations. Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea & Tick Home Spray (my favorite) can be used on the pet’s bedding, carpets, furniture as well as directly on the pet. Hartz Ultraguard Plus Flea &Tick Dog Collar Kills & Repels: fleas, ticks. Kills & Prevents: flea eggs for up to 7 months.

There are lots of options for flea treatments on dogs.

The Natural Flea Treatments:

  • Give your dog a bath and rinse with apple cider vinegar. Fleas do not like the smell or taste.
  • Apply lemon oil on the dog collar. I have heard this works well but have never tried it.

Commercial Flea Treatments:

Advantage – Blue Box Advantage Blue kills fleas on dogs fast. Advantage kills 98% of fleas within 12 hours and continues to work for up to one month per application.

Zodiac Flea Spray is my favorite quick flea killer besides De Flea. It literally starts to kill fleas in no time. Zodiac Flea Spray will kill the fleas on a dog but it is not a monthly flea preventative.

Hartz UltraGuard Plus Kills fleas, ticks and flea eggs as well as roaches, silverfish, earwigs, ants and other insects on contact.

Frontline Flea & Tick Spot On.

Bayer K9 Advantix K9 Advantix is a unique combination of two proven ingredients that work synergistically against parasites.

Once you are able to treat your home for fleas, you may also want to treat your yard for fleas to prevent the fleas from being a problem again. Also a monthly flea preventative is smart to prevent flea infestations.

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  • richard said:

    good articles on flea control.

  • The Main Dog said:

    Richard, Thanks for stopping in!

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