We keep giving my dog flea baths, collars, treatments, and even cleaning out the house, and he still has fleas! He’s half Pomeranian half Chihuahua so he has longer hair, please help!

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  1. Johanna J

    I don’t like the sprays, conditioners and powders very much. First of all, they’re annoying to apply, and (in my opinion) smell bad. There effectiveness is also kind of hit-and-miss. They are less expensive than some methods, but I would think that life without fleas is worth the extra few dollars!
    There are a bunch of products out there to get rid of fleas. Some are wonderful, and some (as you have found) aren’t. There are a lot of wonderful and very effective products that can be purchased from the vet. This is extra important with your chihuahua/pom, since the ones available from the vet are more tailored to your dog’s size. Some of the pet store ones have the same dose for a chihuahua as a great dane! Some of the veterinary ones are quite expensive, and they cover a range of internal and external parasites. My animals are all on a product called Revolution (selamectin). Not only does it get rid of ticks and fleas, but it is also a preventative treatment for fleas (adults and eggs), sarcoptic mites, ear mites, heartworm and many intestinal parasites. It’s also a very safe product to use, however you’ll have to get a blood test for heartworm done first (costs about $40).
    If you’re looking for something that’s a tad less expensive but still very effective, I would go for Advantage. It’s a few drops of liquid that are applied monthly to the back of your dog’s neck (VERY easy to do!). Most vets do require the animal come in, but usually it’s just to get an accurate weight (which doesn’t cost anything). Once the animals are on Advantage used every month, then your flea problem should virtually disappear! Fleas live on animals, so without animals to live on, they won’t be in your house.
    Also, I would just like to make a note about garlic. Whenever people ask questions like yours, there are always a few people that advise you to put a bit of garlic in your pet’s food every day to keep fleas off. PLEASE do not do this. It may work a bit (I don’t know for sure), but what I do know is that garlic is toxic to dogs. A tiny bit shouldn’t hurt them, but some are more sensitive than others, so I don’t think it’s a good practice at all. I know I would never take chances like that with my dog’s health!
    Anywho, I hope that was helpful! Good luck in achieving a flea-free puppy!! 🙂

  2. starryey

    Give him a bath, make sure all of him is immersed in water except his head, the fleas will then either drown or climb up to his head where u can search through the hair and take them out. Make sure he stays in the water long enough for them to drown. This method is much cheaper than buying products to rid him of them and i find it effective. Good luck

  3. Wordpress Autoblog Software

    did you do the fogger in the house? also try the brewers yeast & garlic pills , the dogs like them and the fleas hate them. there is also euculypse oil , we put that in his shampoo and that keeps the fleas away & we also have a flea comb that we comb him with. good luck!!

  4. Lisa K

    The safest and cheapest method of getting rid of fleas is to use a mixture of boric acid and salt. The powder should be sprayed on carpets, bedding and areas frequented by your pet.

  5. o_0cluel

    feed him like a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic in a meal everyday. (once a day) and the fleas should go away. do not give him flea collars.

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