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Flea season varies widely between geographical regions based on factors such as warmth, sunlight
and humidity. Generally, preventing fleas is much easier than trying to treat a flea problem. Dog owners have access to many options when it comes to protecting "their" pet from
fleas.
Usually a multi-tier approach is the best way to control fleas. Generally there are
two approaches, treating your pet directly and treating the environment. I always recommend
you talk to your veterinarian to discuss the best options specific for your pet.

When treating pets directly, most owners will be using a veterinarian prescribed medication
that controls fleas on the animal. There is an oral pill that is administered once a month
that is very effective on protecting your pet, and might be all that is required.
Over the counter flea control options include... shampoos, flea collars, dips, powders
& sprays, and spot on treatments.
In the past, flea shampoos and dips were over the counter products
commonly used by pet owners. However, they have been largely replaced by veterinary prescribed
options that are more effective and have less side effects.
Flea dips are strong and effective at killing fleas. However, many can be toxic, especially
to cats. Before using this option, I recommend you talk to your veterinarian.
Flea collars, powders and sprays are economical but in my opinion, inferior in controlling
flea infestations.
Tips to Protect Your Dog from Fleas - DOGGY
 

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This is how I fight fleas. I feed home made and Honest Kitchen food and my dogs don't have fleas to treat. It is not that they have not had fleas in the past but since I stopped feeding kibble my dogs don't have fleas. My vet can't believe it she keeps checking them and no fleas. I read some where that if you have very healthy dogs the fleas don't like them.
 

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This is how I fight fleas. I feed home made and Honest Kitchen food and my dogs don't have fleas to treat. It is not that they have not had fleas in the past but since I stopped feeding kibble my dogs don't have fleas. My vet can't believe it she keeps checking them and no fleas. I read some where that if you have very healthy dogs the fleas don't like them.
Thanks for the information :)
 
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