Does using a flea comb work?
Flea combs are a fine toothed device that you can use to find fleas (and remove them) from pets. While normal human hair combs might work, they won’t be as effective because the teeth of the comb needs to be very close together to ensure that fleas, dirt and eggs are caught.
Do you use a flea comb before or after a bath?
When you use a flea comb on your dog, you may accidentally knock off fleas or flea eggs—and trust me, you do not want fleas or flea eggs in your house or on your furniture! I recommend combing your dog outside or in a bathtub; that way, if you do knock off any fleas, they won’t infest your home.
What should I look for when using a flea comb?
But unlike regular combs, the teeth of a flea comb are very finely spaced allowing the comb to physically trap and remove fleas, flea eggs and flea “dirt” from your pet’s fur. The tightly-spaced teeth on the comb are also useful for picking up and removing dander, dirt, and other debris from your pet’s fur.
How do you comb fleas off a cat?
Comb your cat with a fine-toothed metal flea comb from head to tail several times a day. This will skim off adult fleas and their eggs and ease her itching. Then, dip the comb in a mixture of water and liquid dish detergent to kill the fleas.