Is there anything more annoying than fleas?Their bites are painful and can become infected. They also spread nasty diseases and parasites like tapeworms. To make it worse, some dogs are actually allergic to flea saliva. This can give them a horrible skin condition called flea allergy dermatitis.
If your dog is scratching a lot, seems a bit restless or has swollen patches of skin, they might have fleas. It's a good idea to give them a once-over with a flea comb. Check warm areas like the ears, armpits, feet and tail.