i just bought a 6 week old pug puppy and i need to treat her for fleas but all the flea treatments are too harmful for a dog that young.


  1. armour91

    carefully wash them,in a bathroom sink with warm water .
    use sunlight soap……..it will kill the fleas.
    then rinse them in vinegar and water.
    wipe clean all things in bedding.-or replace
    ( cedar shavings ) they hate that..the fleas
    clean mother as well. clean all the bed and contents to get ride of them ( the eggs and adults.)You can see them die.
    They do not like the soap full strenth. You have to deep scrub stating at their heads. the fleas with go right to their eyes…..Have SOMEONE HELP YOU AS I is a big job.
    The babys will be slipery, so wear gloves to hold them when they are wet. Stay close to floor just in case the are dropped. They are hard to hold.

  2. Thummer

    Here are some home remedies that may be of help, especially if you prefer to avoid chemicals. Good Luck!
    Feline Flea Proofing
    Add to the food for each adult cat:
    1/2 level teaspoon brewer’s yeast
    1/4 level teaspoon garlic powder
    Flea Destroyer
    Set up a plate of sudsy water with a light hovering over it. The fleas are attracted to this and drown themselves.
    Flea Repellent (for cats)
    1/8 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
    1 crushed whole clove
    1/8 teaspoon water
    1 fresh garlic clove
    Marinate the garlic in the liquid for about 10 minutes and then remove it.
    Add 1/16 teaspoon soy liquid to each 1/2 cup cat food. Use this repellent immediately.
    Flea Repellent Pillows
    These pillows are for dogs.
    Source: Glen Brook Farms Herbs and Such
    2 parts pennyroyal
    1 part thyme
    1 part wormwood
    Herbs may be cut or whole; construct a pillow for your pet to sleep on and then stuff it with the pennyroyal, thyme, wormwood. This makes a nice gift for those favorite dogs in your life. These herbs help to repel fleas naturally and without harsh chemicals.
    Flea Repellent Sleep Pillows
    For cats
    2 parts sage or rosemary
    1 part catnip
    1 part chamomile
    For dogs
    2 parts pennyroyal
    1 part thyme
    1 part wormwood
    Herbs may be used cut or whole. Mix enough to stuff a 2-foot square pillow for a cat or a 3-foot square (or larger) pillow for a dog. Sew the pillowcase out of a tough, washable fabric such as denim.
    Herbal Flea Powder
    Use herbs in powdered form only.
    2 ounces pennyroyal (use sage or rosemary for cats)
    1 ounce rosemary
    1 ounce wormwood
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    Mix and store in a covered container. Use as often as any flea powder and rub into skin.
    Herbal Flea Powder
    1 part eucalyptus powder
    1 part pennyroyal powder (use sage or rosemary for cats)
    1 part fennel powder
    1 part yellow dock powder
    Combine all ingredients in a shaker top jar and shake to mix.
    Apply to your pet’s fur by brushing backward with your hand or comb and sprinkling the powder into the roots of the hairs. Concentrate on the neck, back, and belly. Use just enough to add a little odor to the hairs.
    For severe flea infestations, treat daily; otherwise, use two or three times a week.http://www.recipegoldmine.com/pets/pets.…

  3. rider792

    We had kittens with fleas. A Vet Tech told us to rub some Dawn dish soap on their bellies and leave it there. It worked perfect. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work on puppies and it won’t hurt them either way.

  4. al_zhiem

    ” Twenty Mule Team Borax”
    The good ol time laundry aid. You used to put it into the wash with your detergent and it conditioned the water. It is quite harmless to anything living except bugs.
    You can put some in your hand and fluff it into the fur. Even better you put some in the bedding.
    What it does is cause the membrane that hold the fleas exoskeleton together to break down Kills them. It tends to keep the fleas away too as they seem to sense it is not good for them and new ones do not move in.

  5. almost heaven

    We have used skin so soft fron avon on our cat and dog, it repells fleas and they smell good too also try dial soap,give it a bath in it it will also repell the fleas and ticks as they dont like the smell or give your animal a good bath let them dry and wipe a used dryer sheet all over him/her..

  6. daisie04

    Go to your vet and get some Advantage. That stuff works great!!! It’s supposed to work for a month, but I only have to put it on my dogs once every 2 months.

  7. Dinner

    There’s special flea shampoo you can get. Go and buy some and give your puppy a bath regularly with it. It’ll take a bit for all the fleas to finally leave, but it’ll work.

  8. luvallmy

    I work at an animal shelter, we use flea powder it is not as harmful and you can control where it goes. Put the powder in your hand first then rub on the puppy. Once you are finished make sure you wash your hands.

  9. Elizabet

    Flea Drops works the best on my puppy. My pup is only a couple of weeks old. You can buy them from a dollar store if you wanted. Let me tell you before not to use it on face ONLY on back and it will get rid of the fleas.

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