How long does it take for flea treatment products to work?

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    Felicia

    Hi Jacob
    I’m so frustrated, I think my dog has fleas. How long does it take for flea protection to start working. I only saw one flea on my dog and I’m starting to get worried.

    #1046 Reply

    Jacob
    Keymaster

    Hi Felicia
    If you only saw one flea and got rid of it, then chances are that you have already avoided a flea infestation. I have found a few fleas on my dog before and after I got rid of them, that was the end of it it.
    You forgot to mention which product you used, but flea drops/topical usually kills fleas on your pet within 48 hours.

    Vacuum your home often and check your dog for fleas with a flea comb once in a while. I also treat my dog with flea drops once a month during flea season and that keeps them away.

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    Alana

    Hoovering the house and treating the soft furnishings in the house is great for your strategy. I also find that frontline works really well for my flea treatment for cats or flea treatment for any other pet.

    #1961 Reply

    Lisa

    What if you don’t see any fleas but have been bitten….will the treatment work on the eggs and larvae in couches and carpet? I vacuumed, laundered etc. how long will it take for results then?

    #1973 Reply

    Tim

    If you have flea bites but don’t see fleas anywhere, you haven’t looked close enough OR you’re getting the flea bites outside your home. Are you in contact with other peoples pets during the day?

    When dealing with a serious flea infestation, it can take weeks to months before the last flea/egg has been killed.

    #2111 Reply

    Nick Ross

    Hey,

    I am a regular reader of the health blogs, nowadays I am really concerned about the fast spreading disease ie. Flea Bites. It is quite irritating for everybody especially pets who feel very itchy with these flea bites.

    It is really becoming very concerning and should really be prevented rather than curing it.

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