Even with proper prevention, fleas can find a foothold in your pet's fur. If you want to kill them quickly and thoroughly, dishwashing liquid is a great weapon.
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All you have to do is prepare a regular dog bath, but use dishwashing loquid instead of shampoo for the lather. The soap destroys the fleas' exoskeletons, killing them within minutes. It may take a while to get them all, but a flea comb should help you find and dispose of any leftover bodies. Once you're done, you can give your pet a proper bath with good shampoo to keep their skin from drying out.
Prevention is better than disposal, and if your pet's flea problem is really bad, you should call a vet. This also isn't meant as a replacement for actual flea prevention medicine, but if you've noticed a few fleas, this is a cheap first step to nip the problem in the bud.
Dawn Dishsoap For Fleas [ThriftyFun]