Flea Control For Dogs

Flea ControlFleas are the most common dog parasites and range from 1 mm to 3 mm, depending on the type. The adult fleas lay hundreds of eggs. These will fall from the animal, remain viable and can develop in carpets and even between floorboard gaps. In this way, the eggs remain a constant source of reinfection. So, pay special attention to flea control for dogs in the spring and early summer months.

Several different species of flea primarily stick with the same host. Some fleas specialise in infesting birds. Unfortunately, others in cats or humans can affect dogs, meaning dogs are at multiple risk for flea infestation.

Fleas and ticks can cause other problems in pets, too. These could include flea bite allergies and Lyme’s Disease, which is particularly nasty and often misdiagnosed, and tapeworm and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme’s Disease.

Since fleas can carry tapeworms, ensure that their worming is up to date if your dog gets them and gives your dog flea treatment. Puppies can be lonely and treated for fleas from 2 to 4 weeks, so there’s no excuse for skipping this treatment, even for puppies.

Dog Signs Of Infestation

Dog flea infestation signs are pretty straightforward. They are visible to the naked eye. You can see them crawling and jumping, particularly at bath time. For instance, when the dog’s hair is wet, they scramble to the head to escape drowning. Fleas are also more evident on a dog’s belly because the hair is thinner. You might be able to make out the three fleas lurking in its fur.

Dog Flea Control Treatment

Several dog flea protection and treatment options range from mild and herbal to the full-strength scientific, chemical-based approach. It is a very cheap flea treatment to hold the dog underwater with its head above the water so it can still breathe for 15 minutes. Some food supplements could also be treatment options, they say. These could include brewer’s yeast and vitamin B, but it’s hugely sceptical about whether they work.

Steam n Dry Flea Control Services comply with the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 and The Animal Welfare Act 1999. To eliminate fleas, consider the three areas with the most significant reinfestation risk.

  1. Getting rid of fleas indoors.
  2. Also, getting rid of fleas on dogs.
  3. Eliminating outdoor flea control.


Call us on 0800 199 399 or email for Dog Flea Control Auckland Services.


Updated Last: August/27/2023 By Graeme Stephens. (2001 IICRC Master Technician)