Far and away the most effective and safest flea preventative is Frontline top spot. You can get it from your vet. Flea bathes work but as soon as your pet is dry they just hop back on! I was a dog groomer for 12 years and would never use anything but Frontline on my dogs. Yes, it's more expensive but it's safe and effective. It's possible for fleas to suck so much blood from a puppy that they become anemic. Also, they will start to bite you! Unpleasant!!
Well, if it isn't like so bad and he or she has a few fleas like 3 or so then just use some shampoo.. that says something about fleas.. maybe a little over $6 so its better.. because the higher the better usually.. Trust me i have a puppy. Or some medicine drops to put on its back.. You should ask a vetenarian or pet store employee for reccomendations.. Theyll know :) Good luck
I had the same exact problem, what i did was buy a ton of anti flea scented candles and placed them around the house. Then i went to PETCO and purchased a can of anti tick/flea spray, then i took a lighter, aimed the nozzle at Robert (my puppy) and sprayed him with it. TA-DA! no more flea problem :) BE WARNED: it comes out very hot for some reason.
I HOPE THIS HELPED! have a nice day, and good luck with your puppy!
Mix dog shampoo with Garneir shampoo with lice shampoo that humans use and scrub it in to the dog's fur for 20 min and then let the dog stand there for 5 min and then you should be good. And you need to do it every day for two weeks.
There is a book called Tiny Game Hunting by Hilary Dole Klein which I believe contained what she called a safe/environmentally safe recipe to use on dogs, that is made with the concentrate of lemons and their peels, which you can make in your own kitchen. (You might want to check with your vet before using it, just to be sure it is safe on younger dogs.)
use dawn dish soap for the puppy , then as preventative protection, wash its bed and put bay leaves on it, if you don't have cats you can try eucalyptus oil and rub it on your puppy (it is poisonous to cats). You can also slip a bit of garlic or garlic powder into its food , garlic keeps fleas away for some reason.
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we just got a 6 week old puppy and took him to the vet and they told us to use a tiny bit of regular flee soap and a bunch of regular. so the flees are killed but the pup aint effected by it. he also gave us frontline to kill them with and said that we should treat all the other animals in the house or it will do no good for the pup. so we had to clean the cat.... man did i almost die..... and the great dane. and you could also spray your yard to keep them away even better. we do .
we have tried flee collars and they dont work at all.