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A flea will bite a dog, consume some of its blood, and then deposit small eggs in the dog's fur. These are then scattered around the house. 

Fleas can survive for up to three months and lay hundreds or even thousands of eggs. The eggs will hatch into larvae, which will subsequently evolve into adult fleas ready to bite and lay more eggs. 

This cycle will continue, and dwellings can quickly become infested with fleas, eggs, and larvae. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms.

Flea bites can be painful and unpleasant for both pets and people. Rashes and skin disorders in dogs can occur as a result of scratching. They can also be allergic to flea saliva, causing their skin to become inflamed and irritated. This can be quite upsetting for both the dog and the owner. 

Fleas can also cause serious medical disorders such as anaemia (low red blood cell count), which can be fatal.

This is why it's critical to take flea treatment on a regular basis to keep fleas from living on your dog or in your home. It is far easier to prevent an infestation than it is to fight with one that has already taken over your home.

A qualified animal medicines advisor will be able to recommend the best product for your dog's lifestyle, age, weight, and breed, as well as advise you on how to use it. A correctly prescribed flea preventive treatment can help disrupt the flea's life cycle. 

This will not only kill the fleas on your dog and in your home, but it may also prevent any eggs from hatching. Some treatments also protect against ticks, mites, and worms.

Flea treatments can be given to your dog orally, but the majority are liquids in little tubes that must be squeezed onto your dog's skin. These are often referred to as ‘spot on' treatments.

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Simply treating your dog isn't always sufficient. If fleas have infested your home, you may need to perform a thorough cleaning and use a specially prepared treatment to eliminate any lingering fleas. RIP Fleas is effective for up to 12 months.

While dealing with dog fleas might be a frustrating procedure, your dog will be much happier once you've successfully rid them of them. Keeping up with monthly treatments and employing the other methods given in this blog can reduce the likelihood of having to deal with a nasty flea infestation.

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