Handling Fleas on Dogs: The Guide

Fleas are tiny, wingless insects that cause itching and irritation. Signs include scratching, biting, and "flea dirt" - specks of digested blood left by feeding fleas.

Identifying Fleas

Treating fleas involves medication, bathing, and vacuuming. Flea medication can be oral or topical, and your vet can help determine the best option for your dog.

Treatment

Oral flea medications work quickly and efficiently. They come in chewable tablets and are usually administered monthly. Some also protect against ticks.

Medications

Topical flea medications are applied to the back of your dog's neck. They take longer to start working but can be very effective.

Topical Flea

Flea shampoos and sprays can provide quick relief. They kill fleas on contact but don't provide long-term protection.

Flea Shampoos

Treating your home is crucial in managing a flea infestation. Regular vacuuming, and using flea-killing products can help eliminate fleas and their eggs.

Treating

Regular use of flea and tick prevention medication, along with maintaining a clean environment, can keep your dog flea-free.

Flea Prevention

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