Treatment Name: Hygiene: Flea Combing

Treatment Type: Lifestyle Products

Rated for: Labrador Retriever

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Easy to use
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Be prepared to accept defeat. This doesn't work.

DVM Paula Lema



Posted Sep 07, 2017

Flea combing -while very effective in helping you bond with your dog- could very well be the most time consuming and least effective flea treatment.

In order to treat fleas, their life cycle must be interrupted. Yes, squishing one between your fingernails or drowning it in a bucket will interrupt the life cycle of that individual flea, but it will be more effective in making you feel a mass murderer than in treating the problem.

Combing, however, may be effective to DIAGNOSE a flea problem.

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