Getting Rid of Fleas on Dogs

"Help! My Dog Has Fleas!"

Fleas on dogs; it's a huge problem, and you want them gone fast! There are certain things to know when it comes to fleas on dogs, specifically.

You'll want to know the best dog flea products, what to use on puppies, and maybe even some natural treatments.

Information Specific To Dogs And Puppies:

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There are dog flea control products, medicines, and treatments that are made just for your canine companion. If you want to get right down to business and find the right dog flea products, this is where you want to be.

Some things can be done with dogs that can't be done with cats, such as adding a little apple cider vinegar to their drinking water. And since almost all dogs go outdoors to play, you'll want to think about tick control as well.

Dog Flea Control:

This section will be an overview of all you need to know. As the name implies, dog flea control can involve the use of topical treatments, products such as special shampoos, or even natural and homemade methods.

And while you are treating your dog or puppy, there are steps to be taken in the house and yard as well. The last thing you want is a re-infestation! One of the reasons it seems like you can't get rid of the fleas is that as they are being killed in the house, more keep coming indoors on the dog. A solid understanding of dog flea control will help you get rid of them.

Frontline flea control: Frontline is a popular brand, and one that many find success with. We used it for years with our pets. If your dog(s) go outside, this is probably going to be your choice. Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control will kill ticks, too.

Flea Treatment For Dogs:

When we talk about flea treatment for dogs, this usually refers to the topical products that are applied and absorbed into the skin.

The two most popular are Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for dogs, and Advantage Flea Control for Dogs. Another that is gaining popularity is Revolution for Dogs. But these are not the only good choices!

This section will be all about these types of products - how they work, what ingredients they use, and finding the best match for your dog.

Dog Flea Medicine:

If you are searching for dog flea medicine, you could be looking for a topical treatment, or a medicine taken internally, by mouth. There are significant differences when you look for dog flea medicine.

This page will give you an overview of the different medicines on the market, how they work, safety, and what kinds of dogs or puppies they are appropriate for.

Getting Rid of Fleas on Dogs Naturally:

If you are battling fleas on dogs, perhaps you want to avoid chemicals? Natural flea control for dogs is becoming very popular. Many folks find success in getting rid of these pests using homemade recipes, natural products, even items usually found in a pantry!

Just because something is natural, that doesn't automatically make it safe, though. You'll want to visit this section to learn all the most effective, safe natural remedies. We've tried some ourselves, and we'll share how well they worked!

"My Dog Has Fleas - What Do I Do?"

Finding fleas on dogs can create an immediate sense of panic, especially if you haven't dealt with fleas before. You may wonder, "My dog has fleas - now what do I do?" Between the different products, treatments, and best practices (think vacuuming) there is a lot to learn.

In other cases, it seems like nothing works and they just won't go away. Some feelings of desperation and frustration are normal.

Overwhelmed and don't know where to start? This page will be a 10 step guide to killing fleas on dogs. Busy pet owners can just head here, follow this step-by-step guide, and be on their way.

Dog Flea Products:

Ready to stock up? From sprays and shampoos to flea traps and bombs, it's all here.

We've researched all the dog flea products we could find, in order to help you narrow down your choices. No time to read hundreds of reviews?

This page will set you up with our Top Picks for products, neatly sorted and organized.

Flea Control For Puppies:

Flea control for puppies is a specific topic. Care must be taken with nursing mama dogs and very young puppies. This section will be all about what to do when puppies have fleas. It's important that they don't get out of hand.

Many times, dog breeders will simply opt to give puppies a gentle bath very frequently to keep the fleas at bay. Leaving the soap on for ten minutes helps, as does adding some vinegar to the rinse.

Of course, since you are not using chemicals on delicate young puppies, a flea comb will be essential. With careful attention, puppies can be clean and comfy.

Our page on flea control for puppies will go over all your choices, depending on the age of the puppy or puppies. Once they reach a certain age, your options do open up. Until then, we'll give you lots of tips for keeping those buggers at bay.

Is Your Dog Allergic To Fleas?

If your pet suffers from a dog flea allergy, it's even more important to get rid of them immediately. When a dog is allergic to fleas, he will be so very uncomfortable. There are signs to look for, including loss of fur and scabbing.

This page will be all about dog allergies. What it looks like, signs and symptoms, pictures and examples, and what to do.


The first signs of fleas on dogs usually involve that  tell-tale itching and scratching. At first, you hope it's nothing.

If it turns out that you are dealing with fleas on dogs, don't despair! The right combination of products and methods will get the job done.

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