How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

Get those fleas to flee your scene with these easy-to-follow tips.

You will need

  • Topical adulticide or oral medication
  • Flea shampoo
  • Flea spray or dip
  • Flea powder
  • Flea collar
  • Vacuum
  • Disinfectant
  • Flea comb
  • Insecticide (optional)

Step 1 Use a topical or oral treatment Treat the animal that is carrying the fleas using a topical adulticide or an oral medication.

Step 2 Use other topical methods Use other topical methods, such as shampoos, sprays, dips, powders, or collars. Many of these will kill fleas on contact and may provide protection for up to a few days.

Step 3 Treat the enviroment Treat your pet’s environment completely by vacuuming thoroughly, washing pet bedding weekly, and disinfecting hard surfaces.

Step 4 Comb your pet Comb your furry friend with a flea comb to catch flea newcomers.

Step 5 Treat other animals Treat any other animals in the household, even if you didn’t see fleas on them.

Step 6 Keep your pet clean Take care of your pet by keeping them clean and avoid a nasty flea problem in the future.