Act quickly to treat fleas as soon as you spot them on your dog.
Failing to do so can lead to your dog suffering from hot spots or acute flea allergy dermatitis.
Hot spots may be caused by fleas or other bites of insects, yeast infections, allergies, or other causes, so it is also essential to look at the underlying cause to prevent them from recurring as they can become very painful.
If you want to avoid using chemicals, focus on using natural treatment options.
- Create an acidic environment by feeding or spraying your dog apple cider vinegar.
- Use a flea comb.
- Use a flea-killing shampoo by adding lemon or lime juice to dog shampoo.
- Regularly wash your dog’s bed.
- Make a natural flea collar by spraying a dog bandana with a mixture of olive oil and either lavender or cedar essential oil.