There is an unfortunate myth that dogs should only have flea protection during the hotter months. If you are waiting for warm weather it may already be too late. Remember, a clean dog is a happy dog. This means that giving your pup regular scrubs, as in once every 4 weeks or so, and keeping up on flea prevention medication is the best route. We at Happy Dog use a more natural approach that is pesticide free and includes both tea tree and eucalyptus oil. There are several types of flea protection and it is best to discuss your options with your vet, but we have found the prescription Comfortis to be an effective brand. Comfortis is taken in pill form once every 30 days. If a prescription is a little too much, you may want to consider a topical like Frontline and Advantage. However you decide to treat/prevent fleas please protect those fur babies all year long. If you see one flea, there is an army brewing that will soon engulf your home.