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My dog has a flea problem. I have tried and still using flea guard spray but it is not getting rid of them is there something that I can bath in in to totally get rid of them?

Smartliving Guest asked this
September 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM



Dear Velma,

You might find it more helpful to treat your house and yard (and car if he goes there too) for fleas since 80% of the fleas are in the environment and not on the animal when there is a flea problem. I would use a flea spray that contains an insect growth regulator and is made for the house and not the animal. For the animal I will use DEFENDEX shampoo to rid it of the fleas on it. However other fleas in the house may jump on again later which is why I like to treat the house. Bathing the pet to get the flea debris off the skin is helpful in reducing the itchiness. Sometimes I will use a small amount of Frontline spray a few days after the bath if I have found any more fleas. I try to avoid using too many chemicals on the animal too close together.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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