Fleas leave behind what many refer to as "dirt."  Your pug will have little black or brown grains in its fur next to its skin (this is basically flea poop, in the form of dried blood).  You will find this in many of the fleas favorite hang outs, the base of the tail and around the neck and face.

You may also notice red or pink patches of skin along with the scratching, and sometimes you will even notice bumps or bald spots.  If you notice bumps or bald spots then your pug probably has an allergy to flea bites.

There are many flea control products available out there, either from a vet, pet supply store or even eBay.  Here are a few great products that you can try.

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Full usefulness of these products depends on an on-going monthly application schedule, preferably on a year round basis, and also on flea control in the surrounding environment.

 

Advantage

This product is best for controlling a full blown flea outbreak quickly.  Fleas on your pug will be killed within 12 hours. Fleas that jump back on your pug will be killed within 2 hours.

It is very effective against fleas and will also kill young fleas, and eggs in your pugs bedding.  It is not fully waterproof, and will wash out if your pug gets wet too often.

It can be used on puppies over 8-weeks-old.

 

Advantix

This product will control fleas and will also provide protection from ticks.

It kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes before they bite.  It is not fully waterproof, and will wash out if your pug gets wet too often.

                                 Advantix is deadly to cats! 

If your pug comes into close contact with your cat then do not use this product

It can be used on puppies over 7-weeks-old.

 

Frontline & Frontline Plus

This product will control fleas and will also provide protection from ticks.

Frontline Plus contains an additional ingredient which kills adult fleas, flea larvae, and flea eggs before they hatch - making it more effective than Frontline for flea outbreaks.

You can still shampoo, with a high quality shampoo, your pug without reducing the effectiveness.  It is recommended that you not wash your pug for one hour before or 48-hours after treatment.

Both can be used on puppies over 8 weeks old.

 

Revolution

This product will control fleas and will also provide protection from ticks. 

It will kill adult fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs, ear mites, Sarcoptic Mange Mites, Ticks, and is also Heartworm prevention.

You can bathe your pug 2 hours after applying as this product enters your pugs’ bloodstream instead of staying on the skin.

This product can be used on puppies as young as 6 weeks.

 

 

CAN'T DECIDE?   QUICK SUMMARY

Use Revolution for:  

                        Flea, tick, ear mite, mange, and heartworm control regardless of how often your pug gets wet.

 

Use Frontline Plus for:

                        Improved flea control and ticks regardless of how often your pug gets wet.

 

Use Frontline for:   

                        Basic flea and tick control regardless of how often your pug gets wet.

 

Use Advantage for:

                        The best immediate flea control and you don't care about ticks and your pug rarely gets wet.

 

Use Advantix for:

                        Flea, tick and mosquito control and if your pug rarely gets wet or comes into contact with cats.

 

 

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