My new puppy, Dixie, has fleas. Is there any easy way to get rid of them?

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  1. Gloria H

    If your puppy is less than 8 weeks old ( 10-12 weeks preferred )or less than 10 pounds it is best to used a flea comb or your fingers and groom the puppy by hand.
    Advantage is good for smaller dogs or dogs that will spend most of their time inside. After 8 WEEKS!
    For working dogs, or if you and your dog just enjoy the outdoors, especially the water, then it is best to invest in Frontline Plus.
    If Dixie is heavily invested, it is wise to start with a bath using puppy shampoo, you don’t need to use flea shampoo, I personally don’t like to bath in poison, so I prefer not to bath my pets in it either. But you can if you feel you must and she is at least 12 weeks.
    Once she’s clean, if she is old enough, you may apply some frontline or advantage, the dosage is based on weight range. To remove the fleas, use a flea comb and a bowl of warm soapy water. Run the comb through her fur and when you get fleas in the comb, dip them in the bowl of soapy water to drown them. Try to get them into the bowl so they are not just being combed off onto the floor.
    Just to clearify… I believe most products recommend 8 weeks, but it is best to wait to 12 weeks. ALSO, if Dixie has had fleas for a while, I recommend taking her to the vet as soon as possible, not only to get help controlling the fleas, but also to do a fecal as Dixie may have tapeworms if she has fleas. The best way to treat tapeworms is through your vet.
    You should probably get her some vitamins if she is not a LARGE breed puppy ( DO NOT GIVE VITAMINS OR PUPPYFOOD TO LARGE BREEDS SUCH AS DANE, etc ) as fleas can cause anemia in animals.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks

  2. MAD MEL

    if it is under 12 weeks old then you will need to use a flea comb as it is to young for pesticides, take her to the vet and get her frontlined if it is old enough.either that or there are some good flea products on the market but you will need to do your home and pups bedding as well , but please dont do it if she is under 12 weeks.

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