Flea Treatment Safe for Puppies?

My puppies are only 10 weeks, but badly invested with fleas from their mum. Is there anything I can use on them to help them at this very young age?


By A.J.

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November 18, 20111 found this helpful

Wash them in the old plain dawn dishsoap, lather well and let sit for a short time, when they are rinsed, comb with a flea comb, ( very cheap ) more fleas!

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November 12, 20160 found this helpful
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Dawn is dangerous for puppies, went to the vet over it. It takes all of the natural oils and things out of coat. Do Not Use Dawn

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

20 Mule team Borax in carpets (dry about 2 cups per average size room) Leave for 2 weeks before you vacuum because of flea development from egg to larvae to adult. Spread Borax, wash their bed. Shampoo the kittens and the Mom. If Mom goes outside treat yard with cedercide granules (inexpensive and natural) purchased online.


When you shampoo you need to flea comb head area because of age of the babies. Rinse well. You don't want suckling on teets that still have shampoo on them. Use common sense in everything you do. No poisons please. Poisons may kill fleas but kill the animal in the long run.

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November 19, 20110 found this helpful

I would wash them with baby shampoo and peroxide being careful not to get any in their eyes or ears. You can also use dawn and water. I always use dawn and water for kittens. I am sure it is easier to bathe a pup. Always do not really get any soap on their face or ears, as it can cause infections from moistness. I always put a ring of soap around the neck to catch fleas from climbing into their eyes and ears.


Either way, it is good to wash them in dawn anyway and rinse it off. Make sure they are dry and don't run around damp and get sick.

For your house, you can do like I always do. Sprinkle salt all over the carpets and furniture and grind it in with a broom. Under the bed sheets, etc. in the couches. Fleas don't like salt.

Then leave it for a while. You can even put blankets over it where the puppies will be walking.

Also Advantage is great for dogs over seven months. You can pick it up at the vets. It depends on how many puppies you have. It is expensive to take care of pets the way they should be taken care of. I should know, I keep taking in hard luck cases, but we are happy!

Here are some links you might find helpful!

Here, also is a video showing how to bathe a puppy.


Blessings, Robyn

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January 12, 20160 found this helpful

Dawn dishwashing liquid .

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November 8, 20160 found this helpful

Does dawn work for 6 week old pitbulls

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

Yes dawn will work with any mammal any age but if u use frequently I also recommend using coconut oil as well. Wash animal in dawn make sure u lather it good and avoid eyes and mouth Waite about 5 minutes then rinse dry and apply coconut oil like a leave in conditioner it will put any oils the dawn takes out back in ur pets skin and it's a natural anti fungal so will help heal ur pets bites and prevent infection or clear up infection.


This trick also works with head and body lice and the coconut oil alone also works well with dry skin and cradle cap. Do not use baby shampoo on any animal to much it will dry the skin out more than anything. Good luck hope this helps

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