Fleas on dogs; it's a huge problem, and you want them gone fast! There are certain things to know when it comes to fleas on dogs, specifically.
Flea allergy dermatitis is a condition that affects both cats and dogs. It is characterized by severe, prolonged itching in both, and often incessant grooming in cats. It can result from very minimal and intermittent exposure to fleas. Because fleas can live year-round, we see cases of flea allergy dermatitis at all times of the year.
If your dog's body isn't healthy enough to even begin to mount an effective battle against the fleas, it may be time to try the conventional route for a short period of time. Following is an overview of the big four and which are the best and safest...
of How to Kill Fleas on Dogs was reviewed by on June 12, 2015.
Where is Your Dog’s Flea Infestation Coming From?
Bravecto is the first oral chew for dogs to provide up to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks. One chew provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection that starts to kill fleas within 2 hours and controls 4 tick species: black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick. Bravecto eliminates current flea infestations and prevents new ones from developing for 12 weeks. With one chew, Bravecto is easier to give and less to worry about for you! Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian.Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick)), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)] for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. After giving your dog Bravecto, the medication quickly reaches tissue fluids under your dog's skin. When fleas and ticks feed on your dog, they ingest Bravecto and die. Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations and kills ticks (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.These homemade flea killer options are for dogs only, and are usually quite successful. They include apple cider vinegar, garlic, and nutritional or brewers yeast. For details on the methods, measurements, and more visit our upcoming page on Natural Flea Remedies.