Fleas on Dogs


Just as we hate to see our children suffer in pain or discomfort when they are sick or injured, pet owners similarly become uneasy thinking about fleas on their dogs. Most dog owners consider their pets to be a part of the family and will go above and beyond to make sure they are properly fed, cared for and loved.

This includes the application of flea and tick treatment medication to either prevent infestation or combat an outbreak once it occurs.

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

To that end, we have designed this website to provide you with the information and tools needed to prevent fleas from attacking your cats, dogs and infesting your home.  Therefore, we have included important information and resources about fleas and the conditions in which they thrive.  Additionally, we also discuss what you can do if your prevention efforts failed and you are left with the prospect of combating an infestation.

We are currently in the process of conducting an exhaustive review of flea products for dogs to help you make sense of the plethora of options available in the marketplace.  When it comes to finding the best flea treatment for your dog, there is a dizzying array of products ranging from flea collars, spot-on topical applicators, oral medication, prescription drugs and a growing line of natural flea control products.

Spot-On Topical Flea Medication

In our estimation, Flea Bites 101 features the most exhaustive and comprehensive review of spot-on topical treatment products (e.g. Frontline, Advantix, Advantage, etc.) on the internet.  You can find a master list featuring our reviews here in addition to our summary page about the best flea treatments for dogs.

One day, I noticed there were some fleas in my dog’s coat following a routine inspection and grooming session. I scampered down to the local pet store chain to buy some flea medication.  When I walked down the aisle, I saw product after product after product and my head started to spin.  I consider myself to be a pretty smart guy having earned a master’s degree and my eyes glazed over trying to ascertain which product I needed for my suffering dog.

Not only was I confused about what type of treatment was best (e.g. collar, oral, topical), I was confused about how each product was different from the other brands.

So, I bought one of the most recognized products and brands in the flea and tick treatment market (Frontline Plus) and hoped I made the right decision. Then I went home and applied the medicine to my dog and promised I would research all of these brands to learn which one was the best for me and my dog.

This website is the culmination of that research and I hope you feel like you have learned a lot once you leave.