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What should you do if your dog has fleas?

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Untreated, fleas not only make your dog intensely uncomfortable, they can also cause allergic reactions, infections, and even lead to anemia from blood loss.

Talk to your vet about the right flea medicine for your dog, which may include collars, oral medicine, shampoos, sprays, or topical liquids.

From: 6 Most Common Dog Health Problems WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/10/2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: "What You Should Know About Internal Parasites in Cats and Dogs."

Veterinary Partner: "Hot Spots (Acute Moist Dermatitis, Pyotraumatic Dermatitis, Superficial Pyoderma," "Vomiting and Diarrhea," "Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)."

Healthy Pet: "Intestinal Parasites," "Un-Fun Facts About Fleas."

ASPCA: "Fleas," "Ear Infections," "Vomiting," "Diet to Prevent Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: "What You Should Know About Internal Parasites in Cats and Dogs."

Veterinary Partner: "Hot Spots (Acute Moist Dermatitis, Pyotraumatic Dermatitis, Superficial Pyoderma," "Vomiting and Diarrhea," "Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)."

Healthy Pet: "Intestinal Parasites," "Un-Fun Facts About Fleas."

ASPCA: "Fleas," "Ear Infections," "Vomiting," "Diet to Prevent Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 10, 2018

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