Got Dog Fleas? Here's What You Should Do | PetCareRx

Use a fine-tooth comb or to pick up dead fleas the brush misses. Keep a bucket filled with soapy water near you so you can dip your brush or comb and remove the dead fleas and hair. Use a water-dipped cotton ball to clean around your dog's eyes, and in his ears. Unscented baby wipes can help remove dead fleas from sensitive areas, such as the groin region.

Any input from anybody that has had good results using vinegar as a remedy to get rid of fleas on dogs and cats would be appreciated, thank you

These wingless, creepy insects called fleas can give you sleepless nights! Fleas love to survive on warm vertebrates and thus your dogs, rabbits, cats and in fact, even you can be their hosts. One reason for their overwhelming presence in your house is the fact that the eggs of fleas can get dropped anywhere inside your house. These eggs then turn into larvae and finally into fleas. What’s irritating is that flea eggs can remain dormant for over a year and that’s why sometimes when you have treated your home and felt as if it is now fleas free, they appear from nowhere! And that’s why you need to be on a regular watch and clean your home frequently once you have eliminated fleas. Here are some effective home remedies for fleas with which you can not only kill the fleas but can also control their recurrence.

into the vacuum bag to kill fleas and their eggs as you suck them up.

the skin from drying out when you are shampooing your dog regularly to remove fleas. Hello folks, tried a lot of the remedies these good people posted but to no avail. First time this year she has picked up fleas, probably from the park tried expensive ( to me ) treatments to not so expensive but every night I find one or two on her. By the way shes a boxer with a lovely temperament. This week talking to a new pet store owner he recommended Johnsons 4fleas tablets. I was sceptical having used their powders, but I have not seen a flea since I am elated. Perhaps it will not work on some dogs, but if it helps just a few I will be glad I posted this.

Flea problems can affect any pet owner

This is some really good advice & I’m really appreciative of this site. I would like to know if any of these remedies, specifically either bathing with Dawn soap, Head & Shoulders shampoo, and/or the lemon spray is safe for a pregnant dog. I have spotted fleas running over her abdomen and on her back over the past few days, which I pluck off & smash when I see them but I know that she must have contracted them from the yard while she is out on the runner. She lives in a large kennel under the carport (which is paved). I know that I will need to clean her bedding and pillows from the doghouse, but would like to know also how to safely repel them after getting rid of the ones already on her. She is due in about 2 weeks. Thank you so much!

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