Use a flea comb only when your pet's coat is thoroughly dry.
Mix water and dish soap together in a bowl as a holding spot for the removed fleas during combing.
Begin near your pet's face and work toward the back and tail. Use firm strokes in the direction of the hair growth to remove all fleas and dead hair.
After several strokes, push down on the comb's prongs to remove all fleas and dead hair into the soap and water mixture.
Make sure to comb under your pet's belly, which is where fleas will move toward when combing your pet's back and tail.