This is COMPLETELY random but has become COMPLETELY helpful to me in my life with two very furry poms (pomeranians). When bathing them, I add anywhere between a 1/2 – 1 cup of salt to the water. It literally sucks the life out of any awful little flea that may be hangin out. My dogs are allergic to the typical preventative medication for fleas and ticks so I need to educate myself in gentler but successful alternatives. And as you get to know me you will learn that I stttttttttttrongly dislike critters, dirt or germs in our home. I like it to be comfy and clean. At all times. So. Today my kids had a salt water bath to wash away the holiday crazzzzzyness. Try it sometime. its FAB!