My dog has fleas!

United States
April 25, 2011 2:03pm CST
Yuck! We noticed a week ago that our dog has fleas! Does anyone have any suggestions for natural treatments, or really anything that works well. We have both carpet and hardwood floors and I am worried that the fleas will jump into the carpet and get onto the children. I went ahead and bought a flea collar which I think has helped, but I just found a flea in the carpet. I just can't handle having a huge flea problem. Thank you for any suggestions!
3 responses
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
my dog has fleas too! and they are getting many ! the vet told us to buy some sort of medicine for flea, and I just can't remember the name
• Israel
29 Apr 11
Frontline is good for fleas in my area. There are a few other good brands. Buy whatever the vet recommends from him. Never buy Hartz. It kills animals.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
29 Apr 11
The best is to buy a spray or ampulet from you vet. Do not use Hartz. Vacuum carpets and furniture every day. Mop every day. Wash his bedding at least every few days. Buy a flea comb and comb him, removing the fleas one at a time. If you have a yard, spray that with something that will kill the fleas, but not harm other animals. It takes a while, but it is doable.
@locakai (166)
• United States
26 Apr 11
Dog shampoo with oatmeal, and do it about once a week to once every two weeks. Use a pet friendly powder carpet remover and vacuum the carpet twice a day (one in the morning, one at night). swiffer the hardwood floor as well. Within a couple of weeks, the little fleas will go away.