Ok, I was wondering what should I do to get rid of my dog’s (staffordshire bulll terrier) fleas. I was thinking of bathing him outside in the lawn, would that be a good idea? I have two other dogs and I don’t want them to catch the fleas either. So if you could just give me some ways to rid my dog of the fleas, and make sure they don’t spread anywhere else.

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  1. Jessie

    If you saw a flea on your dog, it’s too late–they are already in your home.
    You need a mutli-pronged approach here.
    1> Good flea preventative-Frontline, Advantix, Comfortis, etc.
    2> Itch control for your dogs. Call your vet and ask what dosage of Benedryl (diphenhydramine) you can use with your dogs to relieve the itching, which will stop the chewing. Generally it will be up to 2 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours, but you should clear it with your vet first.
    3> Treat the environment. Your pet supply store will carry sprays to use in the environment, If your dogs go along with you in your car, treat the car too. I’d do it anyway as you probably have carried a flea or two into your car yourself by now.
    4> Wash whatever fabrics you can-sheets, dogbeds, etc., In very hot water.

  2. Christin

    First put all 3 on a flea prevention. Then make sure you vacuum your house once to twice daily to get up the flea eggs. I believe 1 flea makes 100 eggs a day or something rediculous like that. Good luck.
    Instead of the bath try a capstar pill 3.00 at a vet normally. It kills the fleas in 30 minutes and only lasts 24 hours. IT gives them instand relief while waiting for the flea prevention to kick in. If the dog is infested I recommend taking them outside for the first hour. I had a kitten once that was so infested after the pill they were dying falling off of her on my kitchen table and walking all over my daughters home work. IT was nasty but at least we knew it was working.

  3. :x

    I will never understand why people dont have their dogs on flea preventatives. theres a reason the vet recomends them people. be a responsible pet owner.

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