6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

…try taking dogs to the beach for swim. the salt kills the fleas. it works!
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Like in cats, fleas pose many health risks to dogs. In some cases, fleas have actually killed small puppies or weaker dogs that were suffering from other health issues. Tapeworm infestation is another risk posed by fleas to dogs. Many dogs also suffer from pruritis, an intense itching caused by flea bites. Pruritis leads to formation of scabs as well as major hair loss in animals. The intense scratching accompanying this condition also gives rise to open sores or secondary bacterial infections. These require expensive steroids, antihistamines and antibiotics for treatment. Such medicines have many side effects that can lower your dog’s immunity inviting a host of other diseases and ailments. It is vital that every dog owner is aware of this.
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Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! NexGard is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog's preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Capstar Flea Killer is a tablet for dogs that can kill fleas in 30 minutes
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Bravecto is the first oral chew for dogs to provide up to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks. One chew provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection that starts to kill fleas within 2 hours and controls 4 tick species: black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick. Bravecto eliminates current flea infestations and prevents new ones from developing for 12 weeks. With one chew, Bravecto is easier to give and less to worry about for you! Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian.Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick)), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)] for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. After giving your dog Bravecto, the medication quickly reaches tissue fluids under your dog's skin. When fleas and ticks feed on your dog, they ingest Bravecto and die. Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations and kills ticks (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.4 Sons 'R' Us: Natural Flea Shampoo For Dogs 1 cup Dawn 1 cup Vinegar 1 quart warm water (Tried this today [12/3/2013] and it definitely seemed to work. Not sure how long it will keep the fleas off, but it killed the ones that were there and the short haired dogs coats are shiny and the long haired dog is soft & fluffy. They all smell nice too. ~J)