I have a 11 year old apple head chihuahua female who is allergic to fleas…

I have a 11 year old apple head chihuahua female who is allergic to fleas and most flea killing soaps. We now bathe her every three days due to these bugs, but they won’t stop.What to do, yard has been treated also.

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Joe Mccollum
5 years ago

Have you tried a flea preventative like Frontline or Advantage?

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Suzanne, You don’t need to use flea killing soaps on a dog, ANY soap/water will kill fleas. Dawn liquid dish soap (the blue one) will work great. You don’t need a lot , just lather up and rinse well. You need to get her on a flea topical or oral medication from your vet to stop the fleas. Please do not buy over the counter cheap flea protection ..it’s a waste of money and often can cause bad allergic reactions.  Also treating your home as well. You can see the fleas, but what you can’t see are the eggs… Read more »