Dog fleas have been around since the earliest times, welcoming your dog during spring and summer seasons. There are number of ways you can cure your dog of dog fleas. You can either use an insecticide dip, a dog flea spray, an anti-flea drug, a dog flea collar, or a dog flea shampoo.
When using any kind of dog flea treatment, you have to check your dog’s skin for any sign of allergic or sensitive reaction. Also, talk to your vet before starting any kind of dog flea treatment to puppies and older dogs.
Puppies should never wear dog flea collars nor should they be powdered until they are at least eight weeks old. In addition, dog flea treatment for older dogs may be more challenging because certain changes associated with aging make them bad candidates to certain dog flea chemicals. Older dogs are also prone to dog flea allergy dermatitis.
There have been many different methods people have used over the years to fight off dog fleas. Many people believe that it is possible that one teaspoon of brewer’s yeast may keep dog fleas away when mixed into the dog’s regular meal. And because brewer’s yeast is rich in various B vitamins, it is also beneficial for your dog regardless of its effect on dog fleas.
You can also ask your vet about dog flea products that can kill a dog flea right after biting your dog, thereby minimizing the rate of infestation around your house. It is also important to check your dog for infestation every day, especially during dog flea season. When checking your dog for dog fleas, give special attention to his neck, his belly, his inner thighs, and his legs.
There is one method of getting rid of dog fleas that does not involve the use of any chemical. To begin with the treatment, wash your dog in warm water (making sure that it is not hot), scrubbing him down with soap at the same time. Next, have him sit in the water for about fifteen minutes.
Make sure that you keep him relaxed and busy, otherwise, it will be hard for him to stay put. This process should get rid of all the dog fleas that have thus far been underwater. For your last step, wash other body parts of your dog that have not been submerged using a cooled mixture of one teaspoon of dried rosemary boiled in water. This dog flea treatment is very effective and also gives off a very pleasant smell to your dog.