No dog parent wants to find a flea infestation on their beloved doggie. However, this is something most dog owners will have to deal with at some point in life. This is especially true if you regularly allow your pooch to venture outdoors.
Even if your pooch rarely goes outside, they can still get fleas from another dog when other dog owners come visiting. Family members who come and go could also accidentally carry a flea on their clothes, which then finds its way to your dog’s coat.
If you notice fleas on your beloved fido, vacuuming your dog is one of the fastest ways of getting rid of fleas on a dog. When done properly, using the right kind of vacuum attachments will clear the infestation completely.
That said, there are other equally effective ways of getting rid of a flea infestation, such as washing your dear fido using a flea shampoo, or buying a flea comb and using it to remove the fleas from your doggie’s coat.
Alternatively, you can use homemade remedies, such as washing your pooch using mild soap and some lukewarm water. This works best with minor infestations.
Vacuum Everywhere After Getting Rid Of The Fleas
When your dog is infested with fleas, the fleas will lay thousands of eggs on your doggie’s coat. Many of these will fall off onto the carpet, furniture, and other areas where your dog routinely spends their time.
Even after getting rid of the fleas on your dog, their eggs will remain around, and once they hatch, this will result in another infestation.
To prevent this, after getting rid of the infestation, you should thoroughly vacuum your entire house to get rid of any flea eggs that could be lying on your floors and furniture.
Once you’re done vacuuming, take the vacuum bag outside and dispose of the contents into a sealed plastic bag.