How to Handle Fleas On Your Dog | petMD

Fleas from dogs can and do bite people, which means that flea infestation has zoonotic potential
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Although identifying fleas on dogs is something you can do at home, should you suspect a flea infestation, contact us to schedule an appointment immediately. Our veterinary staff are very skilled at determining if your dog has fleas or ticks.
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
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I believe the fleas have become immune to Front Line. I have been using it this summer and my dogs were infested. The Front line has not helped at all. Mar 11, 2009 - If your pregnant dog has a problem with fleas, you can't treat the dog with medications as this could endanger the dog's unborn puppies.
Photo provided by FlickrKilling fleas on dogs has many specific features primarily connected to the behavior and biology of these insects
Photo provided by FlickrIt can be frustrating to identify if your pet has a flea infestation. Learn some tell-tale signs of fleas on dogs and cats.
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Seeing fleas on your dog’s coat and skin can be concerning and is an obvious sign that fleas are present. These pests are small, dark and brown. Fleas tend to rest on the warmer parts of the dog. Start by checking his armpits, groin, and ears. If your furry friend skin also has red bumps or redness on the surface of the skin, this may be another sign that fleas are present. If you can physically see the fleas on your dog’s coat, it is time to take action.
Think: itchy! That is how your dog feels with flea allergy dermatitis. Flea allergy dermatitis is a very common allergy in dogs and is caused by flea bites; more specifically, flea spit (yes, spit). A flea’s saliva causes your dog to become very itchy and often puts them at risk for secondary skin infections. Often, the allergic reaction is mistaken for a rash.


It doesn’t take many fleas to cause your dog to go into a scratching and grooming frenzy. In fact, sometimes you won’t see ANY fleas at all because your pooch has removed them while grooming herself.
Think: itchy! That is how your dog feels with flea allergy dermatitis. Flea allergy dermatitis is a very common allergy in dogs and is caused by flea bites; more specifically, flea spit (yes, spit). A flea’s saliva causes your dog to become very itchy and often puts them at risk for secondary skin infections. Often, the allergic reaction is mistaken for a rash.


It doesn’t take many fleas to cause your dog to go into a scratching and grooming frenzy. In fact, sometimes you won’t see ANY fleas at all because your pooch has removed them while grooming herself.If you suspect your dog has fleas, or if you see one or two, it’s time for a bath with the organic DERMagic , made with essential oils and food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE). The Flea Bar kills fleas on the dog and provides an anti-microbial, calming and therapeutic effect for dogs with both dry and oily skin. And, it is completely safe, using no toxins, preservatives, chemical insecticides, sulfates or other irritants that can aggravate sensitive skin.If you suspect your dog has fleas, or if you see one or two, it’s time for a bath with the organic DERMagic , made with essential oils and food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE). The Flea Bar kills fleas on the dog and provides an anti-microbial, calming and therapeutic effect for dogs with both dry and oily skin. And, it is completely safe, using no toxins, preservatives, chemical insecticides, sulfates or other irritants that can aggravate sensitive skin.Fleas are common parasites that can infect dogs and live off their blood. Fleas will cause itchiness; in puppies, fleas may cause anemia orcan even be fatal. Recognizing if your dog has fleas is important, to make sure that your dog gets proper care and medication and you also avoid other complications. Monitoring your dog and noticingcertain symptoms will help you detect the fleas.