How Do You Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs?


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To get rid of fleas on dogs, comb them regularly with a fine-toothed flea comb, wash them with flea shampoo, and fit them with a flea collar. This process takes about one hour and must be repeated frequently until the dog is free of fleas, flea larvae and flea eggs. The required supplies are a flea collar, a flea comb, flea shampoo, towels, dish detergent, a bowl, water and a bathtub.

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  1. Comb the dog with a flea comb

    Pour several inches of water into a bowl, and add a squirt of dish detergent. Comb the dog with a flea comb, and drown the fleas by dipping the comb into the water after every stroke. Comb the dog daily.

  2. Wash the dog with flea shampoo

    Kill large amounts of adult fleas by washing the dog with flea shampoo. Fill the bathtub with warm water, bring the dog into the bathroom, close the door, and wash the dog according to the instructions on the shampoo bottle. Dry the dog thoroughly.

  3. Fit the dog with a flea collar

    Purchase a flea collar for your dog, and apply it according to the instructions on the package. The best type of collar kills flea eggs and larvae in addition to adult fleas.

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