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Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.
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What to Do When Your Dog Has Fleas

Your fool-proof, budget friendly solution for preventing and treating fleas. Brought to you by Mirum.

Copy: Serena Faber-Nelson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson

Google ‘my dog has fleas’ and you’ll get so many responses, it’s easy to get confused with what actually works.

Before too long, you’ve spent waaayyy too much money on lotions and potions and combs and sprays…and you’re not really sure if the fleas are gone or not. Sounds familiar?

Well here today were going to clear up how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all – with one simple treatment.

Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.

My Dog Has Fleas. What Should I Do?

Firstly, don’t feel too bad, nearly all dogs see the odd flea in their lifetime.

But you want to act quickly, as where there’s a mumma flea, there’ll be eggs…and without proper treatment those eggs will fall off your dog and start hatching throughout your house. You do not want that to happen.

So here’s what you need to do…

STEP 1

Weigh your dog accurately to confirm the right dosage flea treatment.

STEP 2

Treat your dog with PetArmor® Plus. (Now available at Walmart, it saves you a trip to the vet! Use your pet’s weight to confirm the right dosage size.)

PetArmor® Plus is just as effective against fleas and ticks as the leading vet brand. The vet-quality formula kills fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks and chewing lice for up to 30 days. This fast-acting, waterproof formula breaks the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs and larvae for up to 12 weeks and kills ticks that may transmit Lyme disease.

Apply the spot treatment as directed on the skin in between your dog’s shoulder blades. Ensure that your pet is fully dry before applying (at least 12 hours since last bath).

STEP 3

Keep treated pets apart from each other, other pets and children for 24 hours after treatment and until the product is dry. This helps prevent pets from ingesting the topical by licking or grooming one another.

The product should begin to kill fleas within about 12 hours of contact with your pet.

STEP 4

After treating your dog, it’s a good idea to wash their bedding on a hot cycle, and give your carpet and floors a good vacuum and mop. Easy peasy – no more fleas! You’re welcome.

Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.

Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.

How to Prevent Fleas

Now that you’ve gotten rid of your fleas, you don’t want them to come back.

And the answer to preventing fleas? Why it’s the same simple treatment as getting rid of them!

When used as directed, PetArmor® Plus can stop infestations and help prevent reinfestation.

Because fleas and ticks can be present year round, even in colder climates, and can lay dormant for several months before hatching, it’s recommended to treat your pet each month throughout the entire year.

This way, the fast-acting, waterproof formula helps break the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs and larvae for up to 12 weeks.

Simply treat your pup once per month and you’re breaking the cycle baby!

Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.

Our easy guide on how you can prevent AND treat fleas once and for all - in one budget friendly step. Read more to keep your dog flea free.

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PetArmor® Plus at Walmart

Get vet quality flea treatment for less with this ibotta Walmart offer: Get $3 off PetArmor® Plus for Dogs or Cats, 3ct. (Valid March – September).

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Copy: Serena Faber-Nelson

Photography: Sarah Dickerson

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