What Keeps Fleas Off Dogs?

by Chad Hunter

Use of medicated shampoo. Off-the-shelf flea and tick shampoo can be used regularly to keep fleas off of dogs. Adams' Plus or Sentry shampoos are designed to provide and anti-flea coating to the dog's fur. As the fur and skin sheds, so will the shampoo and its protection. Unfortunately, most shampoos have a short life of effectiveness, ranging from two days to one week. Keep using as directed.

Use of medicated shampoo. Off-the-shelf flea and tick shampoo can be used regularly to keep fleas off of dogs. Adams' Plus or Sentry shampoos are designed to provide and anti-flea coating to the dog's fur. As the fur and skin sheds, so will the shampoo and its protection. Unfortunately, most shampoos have a short life of effectiveness, ranging from two days to one week. Keep using as directed.

Use garlic in the dog's diet. Adding approximately 1/8 of garlic along with a raw egg yolk to a dog's diet has been known to ward off fleas. Use of garlic pills in a dog's food have also been considered effective.

Use a flea collar. Flea collars either generate a poison that is fatal to fleas or they secrete a chemical that is taken into the dog's upper skin layer. Either method will keep fleas off of the dog. The drawback is that the greatest area of protection is the head and neck and upper shoulders.

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About the Author

Chad Hunter is a freelance writer and author. Hunter began writing professionally in 1993 and has written for AskMen.com, Baton Rouge Parenting and additional newsletters, magazines and online publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer networking from Purdue. Hunter is also a guest lecturer.