Why a flea allergy could look like a full-blown infestation

Flea allergies can make even one or two bites very irritating for dogs.

Fleas are among the worst problems dog owners can face, but it can be difficult to tell when your pup has encountered one or two annoying bugs or if you're dealing with a full-blown infestation. 

PetMD reported that if your dog is allergic to flea bites, he will be extremely irritated, and it can be easy to mistake this for a bigger flea problem. Dogs can be allergic to flea saliva, meaning just one or two bites from these parasitic bugs can be very painful for your pooch. Having said that, just one or two fleas can lead to a much bigger infestation.

Check your dog's fur for signs of fleas, larvae or eggs, as well as "flea dirt" or droppings. Use Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo with Aloe to treat and soothe any pup that has suffered from an especially bad attack from unwanted insects. The shampoo will eradicate any fleas, while the aloe extract will moisturize your dog's coat and alleviate any damage caused by excessive scratching.

This content is provided by the flea and tick experts at Hartz®. We believe in offering safe, effective and affordable parasite prevention for every dog and cat.