I can't believe I didn't think of fleas! My first thought was immediately ticks for some reason.OH MY! I don't think shaving him is going get rid of his problem! I think the 'bugs' he has are probably fleas and first off you should give him a really good brushing to remove any loose hair and then you should give him a bath . Use a good shampoo and lather him up really well and leave the lather on him for about five minutes, so you can smother and drown the fleas. Then rinse him really, really, well and brush him again! Then you should go to the Vet and get a good flea preventative (not stuff you buy at a store!) Fleas are hard to get rid of, but you must keep them under control or your dog can get anemic from loss of blood. Your yard is probably infested with fleas.
I suggest you read about fleas and how to get rid of them ..........
Okay! Well your best bet is to get him on a good preventative, and also if you live somewhere that has lots of high grass or dense foliage, make sure to check him over when he comes inside and take any off that have jumped on him. Most ticks take a bit of time to find a spot they want to bite, so if you catch them fast enough you can prevent that. There are many different methods of getting a tick to let go when it has bitten (make sure it lets go, don't rip them off or the head will stay burrowed in his skin) my personal way is to get a pair of tweezers very warm under hot running water. Ticks are known to let go if they are hot. A lot of people use the back of a spoon that has been heated, but I don't recommend this because you have to get very close to his skin and I'd be wary of burns.No no it IS actually ticks, i looked up both of fleas and ticks pictures on google and i can say its ticks and not fleas, in fact we never had fleas problem at all, only ticks
Is the liquid stuff the vet gave you frontline? You don't spread it around you apply it at the neck and it spreads its self down the dogs body. We had a terrible problem with fleas and ticks when we lived in Mexico but the frontline worked you have to make sure and use it every 30 days.Yeah we gave him a bath/shampoo'd him too, the vet gave us some kind of liquid that is supposed to spread around the skin and kill those ticks, but i dont think it was effective... I'll try to look up other methods (We tried spraying him too)