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How to Get Rid of Fleas On A Husky?

Written by Kelvin LowMay 6, 2021

Is your dog is scratching a lot lately? It may be because there are fleas on your dog. Having fleas on a dog is a serious problem and should be treated immediately before it gets worsen. In this article, I will be sharing with you 7 tips on how to get rid of fleas on a husky for good.

Before we start, we will first need to first know where do fleas typically hide too. Are you ready?

Let’s get started!

Where do fleas hide on dogs?

Especially for a dog that has a lot of furs, it is much harder for us as owners to find where are the fleas are hiding on your dog. Luckily, most of the time, fleas tend to hide in areas that are warm and hidden. These areas include:

  1. Armpit
  2. Groin
  3. Neck
  4. Around the tail

Besides these, you can also look at the areas your dog is scratching the most. There might be a chance that the fleas are hiding there too.

If you noticed that there is a particular area on your dog’s body that does not have any fur anymore, pay close attention to there too. That may be the most affected area that the fleas are in.

How to Kill Fleas Instantly?

There are several items that can help you to kill the fleas on your dog instantly. What we are trying to achieve here is more than just killing all the fleas on your dog. We also want to stop them from reproducing so that there will not be any more fleas on your dog in the future.

Before applying these to your dog, make sure that there is no open wound on your dog as it may worsen the injury of your dog.

If you’re unsure if these methods will bring any side effects on your dog, do check with your veterinarian before applying them to your dog.

1) Baking Soda with Salt

Combining baking soda and salt works well for dehydration. Apply it to your dog will make the egg, larva, pupa, and the flea dries out. This is a good approach to kill fleas as it is not poisonous, so it is safe for your dog and your child.

2) Flea Collars

Flea collars are a fast, easy, and cheap approach to kill fleas instantly. All you need to do is put the flea collar on your dog’s neck and it will start to do the job for you. Flea collars will release a toxic gas/ substance that will kill the flea around the neck.

As you can guess, it is not safe for your dog and it is not as effective compared with the other approaches.

According to NRDC, flea collars contain dangerous substances such as Tetrachlorvinphos, carbaryl, and propoxur which are not safe for your dog and even your child. Several flea collars that pose the highest risk has stopped production and NDRC is currently suing EPA to stop the rest from manufacturing it too.

3) Fine-Tooth Flea Combs

Fine-Tooth Flea Comb is a useful tool specially designed for you to remove the fleas on your dog naturally. Before using this comb to remove the fleas on your dog, here are a few things you need to do:-

  • Prepare a bowl of water with soap
  • Get a big white towel for your dog to sit on
  • Find an empty place without any furniture
  • Get a Fine-Tooth Flea Comb

When you are combing your dog, make sure you are combing close to their skin. Because this is where all the fleas will be at. Also, pay close attention to the areas we discussed earlier.

When you’ve found a flea on the comb, immediately soak the comb into the bowl of soapy water to kill it before it jumps out. If it jumps out of the comb, it will be hard for you to kill it.

So, be quick.

4) Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another good option if you are looking for a more natural way to get rid of fleas. Coconut oil is non-toxic and it contains fats that restrict the mobility of fleas and suffocating them.

To use coconut oil to get rid of fleas on your dog, follow the following steps:-

  • Go to a nearby park or somewhere outside
  • Pour a little oil (just a little will do) on your hand and rub it evenly
  • Apply it to your dog skin
  • After a while, you’ll see the fleas jumping out from your dog’s fur

5) Consult your Veterinarian

If the suggested approaches if not working for your dog, consult a veterinarian immediately. They will be able to examine the condition of your dog, propose and execute the most appropriate approach to get rid of the flea for you.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your House

Getting rid of fleas on your dog is just the first step. Now, you’ll have to make sure that there is no flea in your house too.

1) Wash and tumble dry all your soft furnishings

Wash all the soft furnishings that your dog spends most of its time on. There is a high chance that the fleas are hiding there too. After washing, make sure to tumble dry all your soft furnishings to kill the fleas for good.

2) Lemon spray every corner of your house

After washing all the soft furniture, use the lemon spray towards areas that can’t be washed on a washing machine.

Follow the simple steps below:-

  • Cut a slice of lemon and boil it with water.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Spray it at every corner of your house

Final Thoughts

If you’re interested in looking for any of the items that I’ve mentioned above, you can get them on Amazon at an affordable price.

I hope that the methods I’ve shared will help you to get rid of all the fleas on your dog and also your house. To completely get rid of fleas, it would typically take up to 3 months depending on how throughout approaches you take to kill the fleas.

So, don’t give up. You can do it! If you really need help with flea issues, do contact your local veterinarian for support.


About The Author

Kelvin Low

Kelvin Low has more than three years of experience in taking care of pets at home - ranging from dogs, hamsters, to cats and hedgehog. His passion and care towards animals has motivated him to create educational content online to more more pets owners in need.

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