There are many ways to attack fleas and ticks, but we have found that sometimes, you have to come from many different directions!
First, we treat our yard on a regular basis, more in the summer time.
Next, Todd has formulated a dog biscuit that helps with fleas and our dogs LOVE these things!
Here's the recipe
1/4 cup ground meat cooked (we use venison)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brewers yeast
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup broth (use the drippings from the meat first)
Cook the meat, reserving liquid. Mix all dry ingredients, add meat and oil, add enough broth to make a stiff dough ball. Roll out half the dough to 1/4 inch and cut into 2 inch rounds. Bake at 350 degrees until dry, about 25-30 minutes. Store in an air tight container. We give each dog one treat per day. These really help us a lot.
Grooming also helps with flea and tick care. Keeping your dog clean and brushed keeps you informed of any problems.
Finally, if all else fails, we use a topical if we have a problem. We usually use whatever the vet recommends.