Can I treat my 11 week old puppy for fleas?
It’s not safe to use commercial flea treatments on very young puppies. The best way to remove fleas from puppies in their first few weeks of life is via a gentle, daily flea combing.
How do I get rid of fleas on my new puppy?
How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Newborn Puppies?
- Step 1: Make a Homemade Flea Shampoo.
- Step 2: Wet the Puppy’s Fur.
- Step 3: Prepare the Sink.
- Step 4: Apply the Shampoo.
- Step 5: Rinse Your Puppy.
- Step 6: Dry Your Puppy.
- Step 8: Dip the Comb in Rubbing Alcohol.
- Step 9: Use Tweezers.
At what age can you use flea shampoo on a puppy?
Most flea shampoos are not safe to use on puppies that are less than 12 weeks old. Until this time, the body of the little pup is too sensitive to withstand the compounds of flea shampoo. However, it is possible to find some flea shampoos with mild formulas that can be used for puppies that are 6 weeks old or older.
When can you Deflea a puppy?
six to eight weeks old
Your vet will help advise you on when to start flea protection, but for most puppies the first treatment can occur once they are six to eight weeks old. The exact age will depend on the type of flea treatment chosen and the weight of your puppy. What flea protection should I choose?
How soon can you treat a puppy for fleas?
Most flea and tick products are not safe to use on puppies until they’ve reached at least seven or eight weeks of age (see chart below). Your veterinarian will be able to recommend a flea and tick preventative to use and advise you on when it’s safe to begin administering it to your puppy.
Will flea shampoo hurt my puppy?
What can you put on a 8 week old puppy for fleas?
Flea and Tick Protection for Puppies
|Frontline Plus||8 weeks||Topical|
|Frontline Spray||8 weeks||Spray|
|Frontline Top Spot||8 weeks||Topical|
|K9 Advantix||7 weeks||Topical|