How to Treat Flea Bites on Dogs: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

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Ryan Corrigan, LVT, VTS-EVN

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This article was co-authored by Ryan Corrigan, LVT, VTS-EVN. Ryan Corrigan is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University in 2010. She is also a Member of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians since 2011. This article has been viewed 101,558 times.

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Updated: October 31, 2022

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To treat flea bites on your dog, start by bathing your dog with a flea shampoo to kill any fleas that are on it. Afterwards, apply a flea and tick prevention medication, like Advantage, to keep fleas off your dog after bathing. Additionally, wash your dog’s bed, blankets, clothes, and fabric toys in the washing machine using a dog-safe detergent, and disinfect its bowls and plastic toys with hot water and dish soap. Then, talk to your vet about a monthly flea prevention medication, such as a topical treatment or flea collar, to help prevent flea bites in the future. For more advice from our Veterinary co-author, including how to identify flea bites on your dog, keep reading.

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