Keeping Fleas off Dogs?

What is the best way to rid a dog of fleas?

By jackie from Antioch, TN


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July 13, 20100 found this helpful
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If you dog has long fur and is matted; fleas will manifest in this. I suggest grooming a long haired dog short and bathing it well. Use Frontline TopSpot at early sign of spring (April). Thereafter, apply monthly (My dog's treatment is not that often, but they are inhouse pets and still haven't shown any signs of fleas) You can get a flea zapping comb that works well and kills them the minute it touches but doesn't harm the pet. I bought one at and they don't cost that much; use regularly if you don't intend on flea treatment. Avoid Sergeant's brand flea and tick dip, shampoo or collars as they contain harmful ingredient for animals. Human shampoo is not suppose to be used on pets nor strong detergents on a regular basis, keep that in mind if you are planning an inexpensive route to flea maintenance...the pet's skin will become irritated and you've only caused your pet another problem.

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful
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First of all bathe your dog in Dawn dishwashing detergent. This will kill the fleas immediately. Then rub the dog down with sage.


Fleas for some reason hate the smell of this herb. Fresh or dried sage it doesnt matter which one. They both work. Hope you find this useful. ~Janette~

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

Using any of the poisons and pesticides, that Frontline, & the others contain, is dangerous for your pet..If it works for you one time, or has for a long time, you're taking a huge chance. There are numerous natural preventions!! I could show you videos of what this stuff does to a pet, but can't here. Google natural remedies. Dogs naturally is a great magazine & is online to help pet owners .
You wouldn't believe the things I've learned over the past 3 yrs!! With proof! Please don't poison your pets. Dawn has chemicals in it as well and it causes problems w a pets natural oils in their coats.


One Rabie vax lasts a lifetime!

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