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How to apply flea treatment to your dog

Regular flea treatment is important to keep your pet. You should apply a spot-on solution regularly to prevent your dog catching fleas.

In our how to video guide above, Dr David Tweedle demonstrates applying flea treatment to your dog.

What is the best way to apply flea treatment? 

Have your dog in a seated position so they are not moving around as you put the product on, you may need a helper if your dog is a wriggler. Choose a spot on the back of your dog’s neck, ideally by the base of the skull. Part your dog’s fur so you can see their skin and apply a small blob directly to the skin. If you have a large dog, consider applying two small blobs, about a centimetre apart.

You might notice a greasy patch on the back of your dog’s neck for a day or two, but don't worry this is normal. Always make sure you wash your hands after applying the treatment.

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Need advice on applying flea treatment? 

For expert advice on applying flea treatment, get in touch with your local vet.

Find your nearest vet using our Find a Vet page, or speak to a vet online using Online Vets.