Just recently had 2 dogs arrive at the rescue covered in fleas. The little puppy even had nests of fleas and eggs in his coat. His ears were black and he had black spots all over. A good flea bath and treatment and we discovered he was a white lab with pretty golden ears.
To keep fleas and ticks from your dog they need to be treated with a topical flea preventive. We use Frontline and it always seem to be the most reliable. If you don’t have money for Frontline (it isn’t cheap), a good flea shampoo will also work. Using a flea comb afterward gets out those that you may have missed and the eggs. Look on the bottle to see when you will need to shampoo your pet again. I am thinking it is 10 days. Spraying the area where your dog lays is another way of keeping fleas at bay. The yard, dog beds and rugs all should be treated. Running the flea comb through your dogs coat periodically is a great way to keep on top of the flea problem. One flea in the comb–oops–time for another bath.