One type of flea collar works by emitting a substance that is toxic to fleas. Another type works by causing a substance toxic to fleas to be absorbed into the host animal's subcutaneous fat layer. More »

Flea collars cause seizures, diarrhea and vomiting in some dogs as they respond to the toxins on the surface of the collars, states the Washington Post. While not every dog has this reaction, it is a common phenomenon wh... More »

Good flea collars for dogs include the Adams Plus Flea and Tick Collar, the VetKem PowerBand Flea and Tick Collar, the Biospot Flea and Tick Collar, the Preventic Plus Flea and Tick Collar, the Preventef-D Flea and Tick ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

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 do... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Fleas & Bedbugs

Flea dirt is fecal material left by fleas. It consists of digested blood and looks like pepper on the pet's skin. When a pet owner places flea dirt on a wet paper towel, it spreads to create a small circle of blood, indi... More »

To get rid of fleas in your yard, you can use some simple treatments, including water, pesticides and cedar chips. Fleas are small insects that can cause illnesses, especially if a family has pets. More »

3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent is a popular and effective product designed to protect humans from mosquitoes, ticks and other insects, including fleas. 3M initially created the product in the 1980s after the U.S. military... More »