Getting Rid of Fleas on Dogs
If you need to know how to get rid of fleas on dogs, the answer is simple. NexGard chews effectively kill existing fleas and prevent future infestations.
However, if you have an existing flea infestation before starting your dog on a flea control product, additional steps may be needed to help remove developing flea stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) from your home. Here are some simple tips to reduce the number of developing flea stages in your dog’s environment.
4 Tips to Help Eliminate Flea Infestations
How Do I Know if My Dog Has Fleas?
If your dog has fleas, they might bite or chew their skin until it becomes red and inflamed. Adult fleas are small, brown bugs that jump away as you search your dog’s fur. When you brush your dog, you may also notice black flecks of flea dirt (literally, flea feces) on their fur. Check by smearing those flecks on a wet paper towel: when you wet flea dirt, it becomes red or rust-colored.
Does an “Indoor Dog” Need to Be on Flea Treatment?
In short, yes—fleas are opportunists. Even if your dog only goes outside to do their business, they’re at risk of infestations. Fleas can even “hitchhike” into a home on people, and then jump to infest dogs. An infested pet will spread flea eggs throughout the house, which can survive in your carpet or the crannies of your wood floors and then develop into adult fleas that can infest other animals in your home.
How Does Flea Protection for Dogs Work?
When you give your dog NexGard chews, the active ingredient protects them by spreading throughout their body, killing fleas no matter where they bite. Administer your dog’s flea protection on the recommended schedule to keep them protected all year long.
Sick of fleas? Defend your dog from tip to tail with monthly flea protection.
Make Monthly Flea and Tick Protection Delicious
Get NexGard Chews From Your Vet
Ask your vet about NexGard chews—they’re the flea and tick protection vets recommend most.4
Give Your Dog NexGard Chews
NexGard chews are bite-sized doses of beef-flavored deliciousness, and dogs love them.5
Each dose of NexGard chews lasts for a full month of adventure, and you’ll love how easy it is to protect your pet.
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