Alternative Flea Control
An old method of flea control and one that has been handed down from generation to generation, usually of a Saturday afternoon at the local watering hole, is to take a good grade of whisky. It doesn't matter if it is Scotch or Irish, as the fleas are not racist, but please, no Glenfiddic or Chivas Regal, (that would be sacriligous) and pour it down the dogs back. Wait about ten minutes and then sprinkle sand over the dog's back.
The theory behind this treatment is that the fleas will get fighting drunk on the whisky and stone each other to death with the sand. If this doesn't work, share the whisky with the dog and the pair of you won't give a damn about the fleas anyway.