Dog fleas are fast moving and just a few millimetres long. They can be hard to spot and sometimes the first sign can be that your dog is itching or scratching (mainly due to irritation caused by flea bites). There might even be hair loss or black grit in the coat – this could actually be flea dirt (which is often easier to spot than the flea itself).
Treating your pet promptly is important as each female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. Those flea eggs end up in your carpets, bedding and soft furnishings where they hatch, first into larvae, before eventually developing into adult fleas. The longer your pet remains untreated, the more fleas build up in the environment. It can take up to three months to get on top of a flea infestation for this very reason.
There is no flea product that can repel fleas but treating your dog regularly with ensures that fleas are killed within 24 hours, before they can lay eggs. New ‘hitchhiker’ fleas can be picked up outdoors mainly in the warmer months, or indoors all year round but those will be killed within 24 hours too.
It’s important to make sure all the dogs and cats in the household are treated and that they are continuously treated all year round.
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