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Treating a 3 Week Old Puppy for Fleas?

What can I do to rid a puppy three weeks old and under 2 lbs. of fleas?

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April 27, 20170 found this helpful

Bathe in a solution of water and Blue Dawn.

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January 12, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks that's what I used on their mother and father .I just didn't know about them.

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April 27, 20170 found this helpful

it is essential to the puppy's heath to try to get rid of their fleas and any fleas in the house or on the mother.
If you decide to give the puppy a bath in the sink, I would recommend that you have everything/all supplies ready before you begin and make sure you will have enough time to finish the bath and after bath tasks without interruption as puppy's can get cold very quickly. i would also say to place either a rubber mat or thick towel in the bottom of the sink so the puppy will not slip and get frightened. (The towel will have dead/live fleas attached so you will need to have a bucket ready so you can take the towel to the washing machine.)

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If you decide to try to remove fleas with a comb (no bath) it is generally best to have an old sheet or something to put over your lap to hold the puppy and also not harm yourself with their claws. Always use a bowl of warm water with a teaspoon of Dawn to dip the fleas or you can use a touch of Vaseline to stop the fleas from running.
Here are some very good sites that explain the best ways to control fleas on puppies and their moms.
www.cuteness.com/.../treat-two-week-old-puppies

www.dogchatforum.com/fleaspuppy.htm

www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-on-a-Puppy-Too-Young...

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May 28, 20170 found this helpful

We currently have a 2 week old litter of 8 Puggles. The neighbourhood flea populatoon serm to be immune to Fipronil. Honest to goodness. Frontline does little to aid their parents, a commonly reported problem in our city.

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The best line of defense (for us) is militant management. Mom gets daily Dawn baths (as do Dad & older Puggle brother), as well as comb downs 2ce a day.

The puppies are bathed every 2 days (once cord stump atrophies/evacuates) & then 2ce a day, we run a fine-toothed lice comb over the puppies' bodies. It readily collects fleas/eggs/debris. With every hit, the comb is dipped into a bowl of hot water/Dawn & brushed clean w/ a toothbrush.

Though we have only ever reared 2 Puggle litters in the last 5 years, this regimen kept/keeps puppy mouths deep pink (no sign of anemia) & vet-checked health levels high.

As an aside, we just agreed to try Bravecto on the boys & just 12 hours after consumption, our Pug & his oldest son are already showing signs of relief.

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We are watching their health very closely & if they are A-Ok, we will start treating our Beagle (mom) once she weans the puppies. Yes, its *supposed* to be safe for nursing moms, but we don't want to subject the puppies to any potential complication from her consumption of chemicals.

Good luck!

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April 27, 20170 found this helpful

dawn is about the only thing you can use. at that age, vets are against using any commercial products.

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August 23, 20190 found this helpful

But what about the soap when you comb them with it how do you get the soap out if you can't give them a bath

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

Definitely the Dawn way. It's effective and very safe.

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April 29, 20170 found this helpful

I have a tea cup Chihuahua he was tiny when I got him I used baby shampoo and baby oil to rid flea s , rinse an combed them out

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July 19, 20190 found this helpful

Baby Magic is what we use on our husky pups. Its gentle on their skin, does not irritate their eyes and makes them smell wonderful!

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We also use Baby Magic and water and a comb in between baths.

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October 17, 20190 found this helpful

Dogs also get fleas from picking out stuff from trash cans which is why your dog should be well trained or try to make sure that garbage does not pile up around your house.

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