of How to Kill Fleas on Dogs was reviewed by on June 12, 2015.

Follow the steps below to use DE as a natural flea control for your dog.
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This spray can be even more effective if you add a few drops of some essential oils, says Morgan. She recommends lavender or cedar oil as both have flea-repellent properties and will make your dog smell a little better than if you just use apple cider vinegar.
Figure 8. Dogs presenting with flea-bite dermatitis. Photographs by , University of Florida.
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Evolution has shown that fleas have evolved to store 15 times more blood than their own weight. They have a lot of short spikes on their legs, allowing them to stick very firmly to their host. Once they have penetrated the animals or humans skin, they inject the saliva. The saliva is known to have more than 15 different substances, that may cause severe allergic reactions. Especially dogs are at risk of developing . All fleas are parasites, that needs to suck the blood of animals to live. The adult female fleas also need blood to be able to reproduce. In fact, they need food two to three times every day. They only need to mate once in a lifetime though, to be able to reproduce. So fleas don’t just bite because they can, they bite because they need the blood to survive.
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Photo provided by FlickrIn some sections of the country it is the cat and dog flea that is the most troublesome to man.
Photo provided by FlickrWhen should you treat your dog with flea or tick products? It depends on where you live.
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