University of Illinois Extension


Fleas affect the dog’s skin and can carry diseases.  Dogs can get fleas from other animals or can pick them up when they walk through tall grassy areas.  If your dog scratches and is losing hair, you might suspect fleas.

The best way to prevent or get rid of fleas is to use flea medications as prescribed by your veterinarian.

It is important to know that if your dog has fleas and you don’t treat them quickly, they can cause really serious problems for your dog. The fleas can also start biting you!