How to Give Your Dog a Flea Bath

Fill a container with warm water.

  • Fill a container with warm water. If your dog is very dirty and has a lot of fleas, use hot water. If your dog isn’t that dirty, use cold or even lukewarm water. And if it’s somewhere in between, go with warm water instead.
  • Use a large container so that you don’t have to worry about spilling too much as you pour it on them—you’ll want to submerge their entire body!

Use a flea comb.

Use a flea comb to remove fleas from your dog’s fur. This can be done in two ways:

  • If you want to remove fleas quickly and effectively, run the comb through all of the fur on your dog’s body. The fleas will stick to the teeth of the comb, allowing you to pull them off one by one and dispose of them into a garbage can or toilet paper roll (don’t put them back).
  • If you have time for more of a thorough approach, first brush through all of your dog’s hair with an electric or normal brush so that there are no tangles present. Then use your fingers or another pair of hands’ fingers as an alternative means for removing any remaining tangles before moving on to step 3: running a flea comb through their fur again.

Work the shampoo into your dog’s fur.

Now that you’ve filled the tub and added the shampoo, it’s time to give your dog his first bath. The best way to do this is by massaging the shampoo into your dog’s fur. Don’t worry if you get some on his skin—a little bit won’t hurt him, but try not to get too much. You can use your hands or a loofah (if you have one) for this step, but it may be easier if you use your fingers alone for now. Before applying any flea-killing chemicals, make sure that all of your dog’s fur has been covered with shampoo or other cleaning solution. That includes his tail and underbelly; those areas should receive special attention because they’re where most fleas live and lay eggs!

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Brush your dog dry.

After you have bathed your dog, brush the coat dry. A wire-bristle brush will remove any loose hair, and a gentle comb can be used to detangle any knots or tangles that may have formed during bathing.

If you’re using a blow dryer on your dog, always make sure not to use it near their face or ears—you don’t want to burn their sensitive skin! Also keep in mind that dogs’ paws are very delicate and should not be exposed to hot air without protection.

Removing fleas is not pleasant, but it is extremely important to do regularly

While your dog is biting and scratching, you may be thinking about what to do next. Fleas are not only annoying for your dog, but they can also cause serious health problems if left untreated.

  • Fleas can cause anemia in dogs by feeding on their blood.
  • Fleas can transmit tapeworms, which will provide more food for the flea population and make it harder to get rid of them once they’ve invaded your home or yard.
  • They can transmit diseases like tapeworms, heartworm disease and Lyme disease to both humans and other animals (such as cats). This makes it important to treat all pets in your household with regular flea control products that will kill adult fleas before they lay eggs capable of generating new generations of pests that spread illness throughout the home or neighborhood.


Now you have the tools to keep your dog free from fleas, but there are a few other things you should know as well. Keep an eye out for signs of fleas on your pet such as scratching or redness in skin. If you find any of these symptoms, it might be time to give them another bath! You can also purchase special shampoos that contain chemicals which help kill off ticks and worms if they get near your dog’s skin – just make sure to read all directions before using. If possible try using natural products instead so there won’t be any harmful side effects from harsh chemicals (such as irritation).