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Does Your Dog Have Fleas?


Itch, itch. Scratch, scratch, scratch. Does that sound familiar? Hopefully not, but if it does you might be one of the millions of people whose dog has fleas, mites or other miniscule cretins leeching upon him.

Fleas are tiny insects use their long, powerful legs to catapult onto your dog's body, where they burrow into his fur, live off his blood, and raise families of thousands. Many dogs develop a sensitivity to flea saliva, which the flea injects into your dog's skin as a way to prevent his blood from coagulating and thereby ensure a plentiful meal. If this is the case with your pup, you'll see him scratch, scratch, scratching away.

Whether or not your dog has an allergy to fleas, they're without a doubt an annoying pest that's tough to eradicate. Once your dog has contracted fleas, they will quickly spread to any area where he is a frequent visitor- his bedding, his doghouse, your carpet and furniture, and possibly your clothing and bedding as well.

Fleas and Disease

The most common complication of fleas on your dog is tapeworms in his stool. Yes, it is foul, but as it is with parasites, one often hosts the other, and many a flea has been host to a tapeworm who then made his way into your dog's intestinal tract. Just another great reason to keep those fleas off your dog. The other reason is anemia. Animals that thrive on your dog's blood literally suck the life out of him... so if fleas have been preying upon your pooch, he may show signs of anemia, such as extreme fatigue. Get him to the vet for a thorough examination and inquire about what vitamins and supplements you can give to restore your dog back to a healthy, energetic state.

How to Tell if Your Dog Has Fleas

The most obvious sign of fleas on your dog is constant scratching and irritation of the skin. You may notice pink welts on his belly that eventually crust over; these are flea bites. Another way to check him for fleas is to have him stand on a few pieces of white paper while you comb through his fur. If you see little black flecks on the paper that look a lot like ground pepper, you've got yourself a flea situation. The little flecks are "flea dirt," and when you moisten them with water they'll turn dark red because they contain blood... the blood of your poor dog that those nasty fleas have been feasting on!

Flea Prevention

Ask your vet what methods he recommends to repel fleas. In the old days, most everyone put a flea collar and/or used flea powder on their dog. Some had their dogs "dipped" in a flea repellant bath. Today there are more sophisticated options in addition to the traditional methods... some of which are all-natural and environmentally friendly, and others which are chemical-based and afford extended protection with minimal application.

IGRs (insect growth regulators) kill flea eggs and flea larvae, and are available in both collar and spray form as well as oral medication. Sentinel® is one product that does double duty as both a flea repellant and heartworm protection, and only requires one application per month.

Adulticides kill the actual flea and can be purchased as both spot-on and oral products. Frontline® is one brand that is applied to your dog's shoulder blade area, where it is absorbed and distributed throughout his system. When fleas come in contact with his skin that's been treated with Frontline® or a similar insecticide, they die instantly.

Flea Control in Your Home

Hopefully, you'll take the proper precautions to keep fleas at bay, so you'll never know the unpleasantness of a flea-ridden home. But if you do happen to find fleas, you'll need to act quickly to avoid infestation. First and foremost, give your vet a call and ask him the best method of de-flea-ing your dog and your home. Treat your carpets, furniture, dog bed, and areas outside your home where your dog is frequently found, with an approved flea treatment. Thoroughly vacuum every inch of carpet, and your mattresses if you think there may be a problem there as well. And don't forget to apply flea repellant to the inside of your vacuum! Although it does a great job of sucking up those creepy little creatures, your warm and cozy vaccuum serves as the perfect flea-breeding incubator, which can mean reinfestation later.

No one wants to spray or bomb their home with harmful pesticides, but if you don't take preventive measures against fleas on your dog, that's pretty much your only option to be rid of them. So do yourself a favor and get a flea repellent for that pup of yours!

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Primates: New rules make it harder to keep them as pets  BBC.com

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More Millennials Are Opting For Pets Over Children As Pet Industry Continues To Grow - Freshpet (NASDAQ:F  Benzinga

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Readers sound off on caging birds, pet overpopulation and Zionist ambitions  New York Daily News

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Looking for a loyal companion? Consider adopting one of these pets from a Tacoma shelter  Tacoma News Tribune

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The website that bypasses animal shelters to find pets a new home  WTOP

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Pawsing 4 Pets: Archer has been in the shelter for more than 8 months! Help him find his fur-ever home  WJXT News4JAX

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'Frickin' Smart' Dog Runs a Mile to Her Doggy Daycare for Help After Escaping Car Accident  PEOPLE

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Luxury SF Bay Area pet kennel accused of neglect and abuse  SFGATE

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Fact-check: Do pets pollute as much as cars?  Euronews

Dog Uses Pet Buttons To Explain Heartbreaking Reason She Wants To Go 'Home' - Newsweek
Dog Uses Pet Buttons To Explain Heartbreaking Reason She Wants To Go 'Home'  Newsweek

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis weighs in on pet sterilization bill - CBS News
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis weighs in on pet sterilization bill  CBS News

Mason Co. woman dies in house fire trying to save her pets - 9 & 10 News
Mason Co. woman dies in house fire trying to save her pets  9 & 10 News

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Residents safe, pets lost after Plainfield Twp. house fire  WZZM13.com

Woman dies while trying to save pets in West Michigan house fire, police say - MLive.com
Woman dies while trying to save pets in West Michigan house fire, police say  MLive.com

World Spay Day encourages spaying and neutering pets - WTAP
World Spay Day encourages spaying and neutering pets  WTAP

A word about pets | Things to Do | chronicleonline.com - Citrus County Chronicle
A word about pets | Things to Do | chronicleonline.com  Citrus County Chronicle

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Spring Warning: Veterinarians highlight risks for pets and community health  WBKO

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World Spay Day at KCHA brings awareness to spaying, neutering pets  WOWK 13 News

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Meal delivery service launches ButcherBox For Pets  PetfoodIndustry.com

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Pets of the Week, Feb. 28, 2024 | Pikes Peak Courier | gazette.com  Colorado Springs Gazette

ButcherBox Launches Pet Food Line - PR Newswire
ButcherBox Launches Pet Food Line  PR Newswire

Animal Humane Society Teaches Kids About Pet Body Language - ccxmedia.org
Animal Humane Society Teaches Kids About Pet Body Language  ccxmedia.org

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WNCT.com’s Best of Pets: Moses  WNCT

Mobile County Health Department providing rabies clinics for pets - WKRG News 5
Mobile County Health Department providing rabies clinics for pets  WKRG News 5

DoorDash partners with Pet Supplies Plus - Supermarket News
DoorDash partners with Pet Supplies Plus  Supermarket News

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Mental Health Moment: The Healing Power of Pets  Saco Bay News

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Pets of the WEEK  Fort Myers Florida Weekly

KV-POP aids pet population control with spay/neuter coupons - ktvo.com
KV-POP aids pet population control with spay/neuter coupons  ktvo.com

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Care for pets to help their health  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Kansas City shelters hope to spay, neuter 400 pets for free at weekend clinic - WDAF FOX4 Kansas City
Kansas City shelters hope to spay, neuter 400 pets for free at weekend clinic  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

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DoorDash Teams With Pet Supplies Plus as Aggregators Woo Pooch Parents  PYMNTS.com

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Pets Available for Adoption – Capital Gazette  Capital Gazette

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Pets of the Week: Batman & Robin - Montgomery  WSFA

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Dolly Parton auctions off Pet Gala Costumes for pets in need  WATE 6 On Your Side

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Warren Pet Owners, License Your Pets | Warren, NJ News TAPinto  TAPinto.net

Everyday Iowa - Everyday Pets: Dogs Forever - KCRG
Everyday Iowa - Everyday Pets: Dogs Forever  KCRG

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N4T Investigators: Donors speak after Humane Society of Southern Arizona small pet transfer to reptile breeder  KVOA Tucson News

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Pets Fur People's Pet of the Week | News | jacksonvilleprogress.com  Jacksonville Daily Progress

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New Mexico Living Pet Pics February 27, 2024  KRQE News 13

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Send your questions to Ask The Vet  Baltimore Sun

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These Are Some of the Earliest Pet Photographs  Hyperallergic

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Best Exotic Pet Insurance of 2024  U.S. News & World Report

Spayed and Aid of Kentucky holds first pet food distribution event - WBKO
Spayed and Aid of Kentucky holds first pet food distribution event  WBKO

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Brushing up on your pet's dental care  Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

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Pet of the Week: Meet Laverne!  KBTX

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Mars Report: 73% of Pet Parents Have Made Connections Despite Differences Because of Pets  Pet Age

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Best Dog Doors of 2024: Expert Picked | U.S. News  U.S. News & World Report

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Love 4 Pets: Feb. 27, 2024 - KOB.com  KOB 4

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DoorDash Announces Partnership with Pet Supplies Plus for On-Demand Delivery  DoorDash

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New Tool Will Help County Pet Owners Rehome Their Animals  Montgomery Community Media

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Pet of the Week - Sugar | Community | midfloridanewspapers.com  Mid Florida Newspapers

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Pet Supplies Plus arrives on DoorDash  Chain Store Age

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Conifer nonprofit Faithfully K9 turns family pets into service dogs  Colorado Community Media

Southern California pet clinics get $1M for World Spay Day - KTLA Los Angeles
Southern California pet clinics get $1M for World Spay Day  KTLA Los Angeles

Spayed and Aid of Kentucky holds first pet food distribution event - WBKO
Spayed and Aid of Kentucky holds first pet food distribution event  WBKO

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MCN's 'Pets of the Week' Leto & Ryder  Montgomery County Newspaper

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Warren Pet Owners, License Your Pets | Warren, NJ News TAPinto  TAPinto.net

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Meet KitKat and Armani: TCRAS Pets Seeking Loving Homes in Colorado  BNN Breaking

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Verify: Can electronics with high frequencies negatively impact your pet's health?  KENS5.com

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KCBD's Pet of the Day: Meet Alabama  KCBD

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Humane Society Serving Crawford County Pets of the Week: Meet Lilly and Zelda  Telegraph-Forum

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Report Finds That 73% of Pet Parents Have Made Connections Despite Differences Because of Their Pets  Yahoo Finance

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Pet-friendly cafes make 'purrfect' combo - Chinadaily.com.cn  China Daily

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The power of pets  Gulf Coast Media

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What to do when a pet is sprayed by a skunk  WLUC

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The lease has a 'no pets' clause, but tenants got dogs. What can a landlord do?  The Arizona Republic

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Pet of the Week: 2024 pets  WTOP

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Keeping your Pets safe During the Solar Eclipse  erienewsnow.com

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Pet Talk: Brushing up on your pet's dental care  Shawnee News-Star

Tampa couple opens Pet Supplies Plus in Holiday - WFLA
Tampa couple opens Pet Supplies Plus in Holiday  WFLA

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Club donates $1,000 to North Country Pet Adoption Services  WWNY

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Pets of the Week  Manning Live

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Gordon County Adoptable Pets | Gordon Life | northwestgeorgianews.com  Northwest Georgia News

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Featured pet: Johnny - The Vermont Journal & The Shopper  Vermont Journal

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Aiken SPCA Albrecht Center offers support for senior pets | Features  The Post and Courier

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SPONSORED: Veterinary Emergency Group offers 24/7 care for pets in need  FOX 13 Seattle

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Stuffed animal reading pet adoption day at CCPS  CNHI

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How our love of pets grew from a clash of world views  Nature.com

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Emotional Support Animals for ADHD: Dog Therapy  ADDitude magazine

California bill would require landlords to allow pets in rental properties - KABC-TV
California bill would require landlords to allow pets in rental properties  KABC-TV

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Exotic pets: What are the rules around keeping primates?  bbc.co.uk

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Moving Pets Abroad Has Always Been Expensive. It's About to Get Worse.  The New York Times

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Police investigating after puppy stolen from Luzerne County pet store  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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Island of misfit pets: Rescue ranch raises funds for care, foster support  Daily Record-News

J.M. Smucker pet food, treat net sales down 40% in Q1 FY24 - PetfoodIndustry.com
J.M. Smucker pet food, treat net sales down 40% in Q1 FY24  PetfoodIndustry.com

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Rover CEO on company's next chapter as pet-sitting giant completes $2.3B deal with Blackstone  GeekWire

Humane Solution Spay and Neuter Program hosting 'Plates for Paws' fundraiser - WXII12 Winston-Salem
Humane Solution Spay and Neuter Program hosting 'Plates for Paws' fundraiser  WXII12 Winston-Salem

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Can high frequency sounds from electronic devices cause your pets harm?  KENS5.com

Pets Fur People partners with Meals on Wheels to feed dogs in need - KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com
Pets Fur People partners with Meals on Wheels to feed dogs in need  KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com

Using microchips can help reunite pets with owners - KoamNewsNow.com
Using microchips can help reunite pets with owners  KoamNewsNow.com

Service Members Get New Benefit: Pet Travel Allowance - Department of Defense
Service Members Get New Benefit: Pet Travel Allowance  Department of Defense

New push is underway to require all California landlords to allow pets - CBS News
New push is underway to require all California landlords to allow pets  CBS News

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Unleash the Fun at the Tamarac Pet Expo With Dog Parade, Food Trucks, and More • Tamarac Talk  Tamarac Talk

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Pet of the Day for Feb. 27, 2024  WRAL News

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Pet of the Week: Grace!  Abccolumbia.com

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Global Pet Food Ingredients Market Report 2024-2028: Switch from Mass Products to Organic Pet Food Ingredients ...  PR Newswire

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Pet of the week  Cassville Democrat

720-Store Pet Supplies Plus Partners with DoorDash for Deliveries - Retail TouchPoints
720-Store Pet Supplies Plus Partners with DoorDash for Deliveries  Retail TouchPoints

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Michelson Found Animals Foundation Gives $1M to Tackle LA's Pet Crisis  Westside Current

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Pet Supplies Plus Partners with DoorDash | | petproductnews.com  PetProductNews.com

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Pet of the Week: Oliver | Local | kezi.com  KEZI TV

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Pet of the Week: Churro | Video | 2news.com  KTVN

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Saffron the pet opossum will be reunited with his owner  gulflive.com

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