Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.


Q. My dogs have fleas we don't have $$ for expensive flea stuff but we've done everything to get rid of them & now I'm waking up w/ flea bites what to do

Answered By
FARIS JACLYN

A. Pets can be expensive. I would highly recommend getting at the LEAST 4 months worth of Frontline and Hartgard for your dogs and if you have cats purchase Revolution. You have to purchase it for all the pets. It's expensive but it's going to get rid of them. Ask a friend or relative to loan you money to afford it. Fleas can also carry tapeworm which is an intestinal parasite that can affect your pets too if they ingest a flea. Look for little white specs in your dog's poop that look like white rice, that's tapeworm larvae. Try figuring out where they're picking up the fleas. If it's in the yard you'll have to treat the yard as well, that's a big factor too. Purchase a yard spray at the local pet store. You can also look for home sprays to clean your home. The fleas are more than likely infesting your home, in the carpet, bedding, everywhere.


DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.