There is nothing worse than going over your pup's skin only to find that the reason he has been scratching is that he is infested with fleas! Joey likes to play outside, which only increases his risk of flea infestation. If you are not sure, you can use a flea comb to pull out live fleas, eggs, and some flea dirt. However, to properly get rid of them, Joey is going to need a flea bath, followed by treatment. The thing to keep in mind is that when looking for a vet-approved flea shampoo, you need one that will kill the fleas at all stages. You can also make your own natural flea shampoo that does not contain an insecticide.
The only thing Joey knows is that he itches and needs to scratch constantly. It is driving him nuts! But until you find the fleas, there isn't much else he can do about it. No matter what shampoo you choose, be sure to check with Joey's vet to make sure it is safe to use on him and how frequently you can bathe him.
Fleas carry diseases that can be very harmful for Joey and can lead to significant blood loss through their many bites, causing Joey to scratch himself raw. It is your job not to let fleas become a problem by giving Joey routine flea baths. Doing this regularly will ensure that he stays happy and healthy!