How Do I Stop My Dog From Getting Fleas?

Getting Rid of Fleas – How To Tips

It’s highly likely that one or all of your pets come in to contact with other animals regularly, all of which may be carrying at least one flea!

As they say, prevention is better than cure, which is certainly the case in helping stop your dog from getting fleas. Protect your pet by keeping their flea treatments up to date all year round.

How Do I Get Rid of My Dog’s Fleas?

Learn how to break the flea lifecycle

Fleas lay hundreds of eggs and can infest a household in a matter of weeks.
While breaking the flea lifecycle can seem like a hard task, following a few simple steps can help you get rid of fleas and keep your pet (and house!) flea free.

1 Wash your pet’s bedding, and anything else your pet sleeps on, in hot water

Washing your pet’s bedding is essential. Your pet won’t stop scratching for long if they jump in to a flea-riddled bed shortly after being treated! Use hot water if you can (a trip to the laundrette might be in order) for the best chance of killing any flea eggs that might be present. If your pet shares your bed or sleeps on the couch, factor in time to wash these things too.

2 Vacuum carpets frequently

Thoroughly and frequently vacuuming carpets in your home will help draw out fleas and their eggs.

3 Clean any outdoor areas where your pet might hang out

Washing down your pet’s kennel, sweeping their outdoor living areas and cutting the grass in your yard are all great flea prevention methods.

4 Keep your pet’s flea treatments up to date!

The most important step in keeping your dog flea-free. All other steps will be less effective if your pet’s flea treatment is not kept up-to-date all year round.

As part of their ongoing healthcare, your dog should also be vaccinated and their worm treatment kept up to date.

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Advocate Flea and Worm Treatment

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Advantix Flea and Tick Treatment

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Advantage Flea Treatment

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Frontline Plus

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Sentinel Spectrum Tasty Chew Flea and Worm Treatment

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Nexgard Flea and Tick Treatment

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