Thank you for your question.
Fleas can be so frustrating to get rid of can’t they?! It’s important to remember that the fleas you are seeing on your dog only represent 5% of the problem. The other 95% are eggs & larvae in the environment eg carpets, garden. The best way to address this is to follow these rules:
1) use a long lasting preventative treatment ie monthly
2) look for one that is fast acting ( the new generation oral chews are incredibly effective)
3) treat ALL animals in the household,
4) treat year round
Once you start these products you can still expect to see some occasional fleas on your boy over the next month as the immature stages in the environment will mature into adult fleas and be killed by the treatment once they jump onto him. These “new” fleas will be killed instantly before they can breed so the environment won’t be re-infested again. Winning!
- Dr Alex Hynes