Asked on Sep 9, 2019

How can I get rid of fleas on my dog?

Mary FreyHomeroadDebbie/Dragonfly Treasure


4 answers
  • Jan Clark
    on Sep 9, 2019

    Some dogs are very allergic to fleas - but you will find them on the dog. Dogs scratch at a specific spot if it is a bite - so see if you can find red, swollen or inflamed spots - indicating some kind of insect bite. (Ants, spiders and chiggers come to mind.) You can treat a bite topically with various sprays you can find at the pet store. (And treat for the insects, too!)

    If your little one is just itching and their skin is pink - then another issue is probably at hand. If he or she has an odd odor about them, my guess would be a yeast infection. This needs to be treated with meds prescribed by a veterinarian. DO NOT give your dog Benedryl because it only weighs 4 lbs. and you'll overdose it. Skin irritations can also be caused by several other things that must be tested, diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian. Don't wait on this. The problem will not get better on its own - just worse. A tiny dog has the best chance of recovery the quicker you take it to your vet. Hope that helps.

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Sep 9, 2019

    Bathe in original blue Dawn dishwashing soap

  • Homeroad
    on Sep 9, 2019

    We use a flea spot that gets rid of all stages of fleas. We then used this spray and it works great

  • Mary Frey
    on Sep 12, 2019

    bathe dog and rinse with vinegar. Be careful because fleas will jump off dog. I always have dog in tub

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