I live in a condominium unit in the 6th floor and I thought that this was actually a deterrent for parasites like fleas and ticks from getting to my pet dog because it was high. You see I have a 3 year old golden retriever who stays with me in my unit, and everyday we take a walk when I get home from work, and this is our routine for the last year or so. Anyway the problem started when one time, I noticed these black patches in his skin on the underside of the belly. I thought it was just a regular skin patch since it was quite small, though in clusters. I did not mind it up until I started noticing my little friend scratching himself more than usual, and even though he take a regular bath at least 3 times a week. And the patches seem to grow more and more as time progressed so I knew something was wrong, and a quick Google eventually told me that this was a massive flea problem.
The patches were called flea dirt as I found out, and for some reason, I really don’t know how the fleas got to my dog. When we go walking at night, there are no other dogs in sight, and even in the weekends when we go to the park, my dog rarely plays with the other dogs and just runs with me up to the point we go back to my place. This is getting to be disturbing for me because sometime he would sleep in my room and my bed, and if he has these fleas, it might get on me also. I have actually tried washing with dog shampoo to get rid of these fleas, and though it has lessened in number, there are still some visible specks from time to time, and I cannot seem to really find a real live flea. Now what would actually be a good way to handle this? I have heard of the medication for dogs called Adventix, and even using dog flea collars and stuff, but I want to really know which ones work as I don’t want to waste time and money, and I want to get rid of this problem in one go. Is there anything that can really help me out wipe this problem fast and effectively so my dog won’t have to suffer too?