While we think of dogs and fleas, the actual type of fleas that most dogs get are "cat" fleas, which plague dogs and cats (and humans) alike.
Unfortunate flea facts: Fleas can jump over 6 feet, and they enter the house by any carrier available: pet AND humans. One breeding flea can produce over a million offspring. Treating only the pets will not solve the problem.
Getting rid of fleas is a nasty but necessary task to ensure the long-term health of your pet. Tiny hibernating flea cocoons can live in your environment over a year, protected by an impenetrable shell. They survive most treatments and return to re-populate year after year like a cruel sequel to a horror movie. They also frequently carry the eggs of tape worms, which show up (often visual to the naked eye) in your pet's stools after they have had fleas.
Treat the pets for their own comfort as well as to kill any fleas entering your living space as hitchhikers. Use a monthly topical application to kill fleas that get on your dog. To provide immediate relief from itching or flea allergies, use skin care shampoos and itch relief gels or sprays. To prevent reproduction, treat the house with Ultracide AND the yard with Conquer yard spray mixed with FleaFix. Use Tape Worm Tabs to get rid of the tape worms after treating for the fleas.
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