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What is the best solution for getting rid of fleas on a puppy?

I've given him a bath with special shampoo, given him flea medications, and have even tried some home remedies. Suggestions?

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They now have flea medicine in a form of a pill which is very effective. You can purchase it from your vet or 1800petmeds.com. Kills fleas instantly for a 30-day period. Be careful bathing your puppy too often, it can dry our their skin and cause you more problems. Also, a home remedy is rubbing an orange (whole, not cut) all over the puppy's coat. There is something in the oil of the orange peel fleas do not like Good luck!

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if none of that worked take him to a professional groomer or the vet.

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Derek54

ive had that problem plenty times before. the flea medicines dont work usually, nor do the shampoos. i would take the puppy to the doctor. also, a side note, when we installed our electric fence, the fleas that our dogs had suddenly disappeared.

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go to the vet and ask for medication

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The Pills Living Life mentioned work fairly well, definitely better than any of the liquid topical ones. Also try giving Brewers Yeast with Garlic Tablets help a lot for ticks also and is good for their fur. Don't forget to also vacuum house, bedding, anywhere pup has been thoroughly! Else you will keep going in circles with new fleas hatching and laying eggs etc. good luck!

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To the dog and cat flea parasites should pay attention to choose a safe and effective drug, if the drug is not safe pet lick will poisoning!
Collar basic no use, are made in the event of dichlorvos, lick will poisoning!
Recommend the use of Fryn drops, very easy to use! This medicine only on invertebrate toxic, very safe! Later on pets within half year any bite this pet flea would die, can also drive to kill the larvae and eggs.
Inside the family put things and appliances, a cat and a dog daily contact out to sun exposure under the bar, as long as many fleas found no home, no need of special treatment

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What is *Fryn* drops? And are you using that in the U.S.? Ask that because there are a lot of remidies and meds which are easily found overseas but not ok'd in the U.S.
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I am a Chinese, I do not understand English, this medicine is in our country a good product.
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Ok, can not buy in the U.S.
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Im sorry!
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bath him/her with dawn dish soap. Make sure to then wash him/her with regular dog shampoo. If that doesn't work, ask your vet for flea repellent to put on him/her. good luck!

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JeffSilence

I have three words for that........Groomer Groomer Groomer !!!!!!

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He's been to the groomer many times lol they keep coming back
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vet they will prescribe something thta wat i did

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tea tree oil.....get it at walgreens...put a few drops in some water and lather them up. Good for their skin & coat also.......you will see the fleas die instantly. Then keep a mister bottle handy mostly water, a few drops of tea tree oil....mist em down now n again.
A lil goes a long way though......so just a drop at first!!! Ive used it for years and my dogs have never had a flea issue.....and they are outside year round!!! Also good for kids that come home with lice....when I put that in their shampoo....no reoccuring issues!!! All natural! Kills any parasites like that!!!!

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garlic works great. That's how my dad you to keep fleas off his dogs. They are resistant to the taste that it leaves when they bite the dog and you can see them hopping off when the dog is outside. Plus it is MUCH cheaper and has no side eeffect than when you give them meds.

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Bathe the puppy with Suave shampoo, any kind. Sprinkle salt all over the carpet and let it sit for at least 24 hours. Then vacuum the salt up. The salt will dry out the fleas' environment as well as the fleas, which will kill them. Don't bathe the puppy too frequently, 2x a week would be fine. Repeat the salt treatment once a week for about a month, which is the flea life cycle. It will take a bit of time, but this will be cheaper than going to the vet. Good luck!

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JadedStone, does the salt procedure really work? Also, does it matter if you use iodized, rock or Kosher salt? I hope you see this, eager for your response. Thank you. Enjoy your day.
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yes the salt procedure works. I used it myself. we just used the regular iodized salt.
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Thank you. I am going to try it. I have hardwood floors and area rugs, not wall-to-wall carpeting. I hope this works for me. Happy first day of Spring. Enjoy your day.
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The MOST affective would be the pill and the shampoo! I had 14 dogs and i did that to all of them and it worked VERY well, got rid of them in about 2 days. If you let them in your house spay some flea spray on your carpet (its not toxic either)

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a flea shampoo

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use Advantage, it's expensive but the only thing that actually works! Don't try and use any less expensive brand, you will just be wasting your money. You also need to treat your house, either with bug bombs and spray for the places the bombs don't reach or with an exterminator. I've been a professional groomer for over 10 years, and know what works.

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Avon's Skin So Soft (the original scent) is PERFECT!! It repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. For dogs, cats, AND people! Put it in a spray bottle. Lightly spray a washcloth. Apply to the coat, rubbing the fur backwards, to get it all the way down to the skin. DO NOT OVER DO IT!! They will lick the excess off, and there will be a lot of poop! Think mineral oil as a laxitive. And, the other ingredients can upset their digestive tract.

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*First, Congratulations on your new puppy! They are a joy! :0) *Second, let me tell you this past season was horrible with fleas! My Vet said the worst ever! I have had cats all my life, and dogs for over 4 yrs, and never had fleas until this past summer. We were using Frontline but had to change to something else, because if you use any of those flea and tic remedies for too long the pests become immune. The fleas got out of hand real quick, and all our pets got them pretty bad! Recently though I had to take my Pom for a sick visit and be groomed because he had a very bad reaction to this Advantix II stuff, and he had to be put on Prednisone. He lost fur on his back and both back legs. He was agitated and ran around like crazy trying to get it off. Dawn dish detergent got the residue off. Luckily, he is fine now. Do your research on any products before you put them on your dog, and consult with your Vet first. They would know your pet the best and the breed, and being a puppy they can be much more sensitive to things. Good luck! :)

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Duh! take it a shower and then buy the medication at petco its only like 12 bucks.

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I bathed my puppy using dish washing liquid in a lukewarm water, and use a flea comb on him to remove fleas that remain. Most commercial flea powders, flea collars or flea rinses are too risky (but i guess that depends on how sensitive the skin of your pup)

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Get him a flea collar.

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Haven't tried this but, I read today that Apple cider Vinegar diluted 1/2 with water. so half and half you spray it on the dog and they will be gone in a few days. You should look it up though. Get some flea solution at the store to be on the safe side.

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A flea shampoo for the dog!

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oranges

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do what i do, get an over obsessive mother to either pick them off or get tweezers to get the fleas off the poor puppy. there is some flea powder you could use also

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first, i would recommend buying front line. store it for later. then give the puppies an extremely thorough bath(bath-blow dry-flee comb the fur). check the fur for any remaining flees. if there are only a few, then that's ok. read the instructions on the frontline and put the appropriate amount between the shoulder blades. this will kill any remaining flees and their eggs. frontline the puppies every couple of months to keep the flees from coming back. frontline can be expensive, but it's worth the extra $40 to keep the flees away.

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when my dog had fleas i used a flea collar and powder that u shake over u dogs body and then wash him or her , it worked for me , but if it doesnt u could go to the vets and they cud give u a treatment or remove them there selves im sure!

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Ask you vet for a star pill. Will kill adult fleas, eggs and larvae. May need 2 if the problem persist. Don't forget to treat the dogs environment as well. Wash all bedding in hot water.

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Front line is what we use it might be a little more expensive but it works best. And do not get a flea collar because sometimes the fleas are immune to them.

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OK, I'm guessing your buddy lives in the house with you? If so and he has had fleas for a while, your house has fleas and it is reinfesting the dog no matter what you do.The fleas and their larva are in the carpet and furniture. They may not be bad enough to bother you yet but they will be in time. Nip it in the bud!!
Only hire a prof. flea tech with references to spray your house and lawn, it will take more then once, then do what you've been doing and everything will be alright.

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shampooo

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