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My pet has fleas. How can my vet help control fleas in my home?

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To control fleas in your home, ask your vet what she recommends. You want a product that treats fleas at every stage -- from egg to adult bug -- and that works well in your climate. Most flea treatments take only one dose a month to keep fleas from making you and your pets itch.

If your pet is already on a flea treatment product, ask your vet about switching to something else. And make sure you treat every pet in the house.

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 07, 2019

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 07, 2019

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