Join Date: Jun 2010
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Even if you don't see any fleas, dogs may have one or more in their fur. A sign yoou can look for, besides scratching, is "flea dirt." This is not actually dirt, but is black, dried up blood. It is on the skin near where they flea has bitten the poor dog.
If you see this, there have been fleas there since the dog's last bath. Unfortunately, fleas have a habit of jumping on and jumping off a dog and so may still be in the dog's bedding or on a rug - OR, if you are lucky, it has jumped onto another animal while your dog was on a walk or at a dogpark.
Good luck. Flea season is just beginning. I hope you can get rid of all of them. I put my two on Comfortis last month, and it is working, and they seem to have no health issues because of it.
Starr in NorCal
Mom to Buffy & Buster & Benny & Champ
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