"Supplementing your dog's diet with a well-balanced essential fatty acid (EFA) supplement is also important. In fact, EFAs may be the most important of all dietary supplements for flea allergy sufferers. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids contained in fish and vegetable oils play critical roles in how your companion's immune system responds to the introduction of flea saliva and other antigenic compounds that enter the body. EFAs are also important in building a strong, healthy, flea-resistant skin and coat -- making the feeding ground less attractive to hungry opportunists" (Tilford, Greg. "Herbs for Flea Relief." Whole Dog Journal, June 2003, 21-23).

Colby Glass, MLIS