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Dog Flea Prevention

Are you trying to prevent your dog’s health problems BEFORE they become major ones?  If so, good for you!  That kind of initiative is what separates the GREAT dog owners from the mediocre ones.  Your dog is lucky to have you taking care of him. 

One major dog health problem that you may want to prevent is fleas.  Dog flea prevention should really be standard practice for most dog owners.  After all, fleas are everywhere and SO pesky to get rid of.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  So, let’s get started and learn how to prevent dog fleas so they NEVER happen to your dog.

Fleas are everywhere so there’s no use trying to avoid them.  What you can do, however, is make them far less likely to cling to your dog. Here I’ll be illustrating three strategies that accomplish just that. 

Spot Treatments:  spot treatments involve buying a “spot treatment” powder, ointment or spray from your pet store and applying it to your dog once a month.  the chemicals in the spot treatment will repel fleas and discourage an infestation.  Natural spot treatments, using herbal oils are preferred if you’re looking ot prevent the problem rather than follow up a previous infestation.  This way you won’t have to overwhelm your dog with harsh chemicals every month.

Flea Collars: If you’re VERY concerned about an infestation, making your dog wear a flea collar during the warmer months is a great way to avoid the issue altogether.  Flea collars will repel fleas as well as thwart off any random ones that have attached themselves to your dog.  The only issue with flea collars is that they have been shown to cause nervous system issues in some pets.  It’s just something to think about.

Flea Powder: This is similar to the spot treatment solution.  Flea powder can be applied to your dog once a month but more importantly, it can be sprinkled throughout your house and lawn once a month.  Remember, fleas are everywhere.  Sprinkling flea powder around your house and property give them a big message “Keep Out!”

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