Hi all, New member here! I have a 6 year old male sheltie, who I just discovered last night has a bad case of fleas! I usually give him Frontline in the summer, but not after November. Well, we are in Seattle, and it has been very warm here recently, so perhaps that is to blame. I was very busy the last two weeks and didn't do much grooming of him. When I started combing him last night, I noticed white flaky stuff sticking to his hairs, which I quickly realized was not dandruff. Ewww... I parted his hair, and looked at his undercoat and skin, and he seems to have little white specs all over. My poor baby! I went to the vet this morning, picked up some Frontline, and put it on his shoulders. They told me to wait three days before washing him, but they were busy and didn't have time to tell me much else. I picked up a flea comb this afternoon and tried combing the fleas and what might be flea eggs out of him, but it seems to be a hopeless task. He has the typical thick sheltie winter coat, and they're all over in the inner fuzz. If I just run the flea comb through his outer coat, it doesn't catch much. However, if I push aside the outer coat & pull the comb through the fuzzy inner coat by the skin, it gets loads of white stuff (fleas? flea eggs? both?) on it. He's a teensy guy, but in an hour, I barely managed to make a small dent in it. Although he's usually very good about grooming, he started growling and really barking at me when I got down to the skin & tried combing out the fleas. When I told him "no" he shushed for a few minutes, but I got the feeling he wasn't too happy about the combing. I suppose his skin might be irritated from flea bites- should I wait a day or two to try combing them out again? I'm not sure how to tell if that was really hurting him or if he's being a punk (he's always been fun to train because he has such an incredibly dominant personality). I tossed out his bedding in his crate, and right now he's sleeping in it on an old quilt that I found. I would love any advice on how to clean him up! I've read up a lot on how to clean up my sofa and carpet, but can't find much advice on how to best clean doggie. I am going to call my aunt in the morning (she used to be a Sheltie breeder), but it's too late to call tonight. Help help please!