How soon can you put flea medication on a puppy?
3-4 weeks old. skin is still very sensitive
first you need tp make sure what your applying is age appreotriate. It also depends on the type pf product. Some go between the shoudlers and other go down the entire back and thats if topical. There are pills and collars.
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DO NOT use Frontline (chemical name is Fipronil) on your rabbit! This topically applied flea medication has been linked with numerous rabbit deaths due to severe neurological side effects. Advantage for Kittens and (NOT Advantix) and Revolution for Kittens have safely been used to treat flea and… ear mite infestations in rabbits. Make sure that you use the size that corresponds to your rabbit's weight (i.e., don't use the Revolution for Cats when it is meant for larger-sized animals). Do not attempt to use flea collars on your rabbit! Do not put any kind of a collar on a rabbit since it could severely injure itself trying to take it off. Do not attempt to use a pyrethrin-based flea dip, flea powder or flea bath for your rabbit. Rabbits are extremely chemically-sensitive animals. People recommend using a flea comb to extract loose fleas, but this can only do so much, and topical flea medications are strongly suggested. Please make sure you only buy these from a veterinarian's office or a pet medication website that will only take your order after receiving a valid prescription from a veterinarian. There are websites where you can order topical flea medications without a prescription, but it can't be guaranteed that you are buying the guaranteed authentic product. Be sure to treat the environment that the rabbit is living in as well. If your rabbit lives indoors, wash/wipe down all surfaces and bedding. Vaccum the floors, carpets and upholestry as flea eggs and flea larvae thrive in these environments. Fleas are notoriously difficult to get rid of. A highly suggest flea treatment for upholstered surfaces is to use a mixture of boric acid/Borax (use 20 Mule Team borax or any other brand) and salt and spread this generously on rugs, carpets and couches, leave on for a day and then vaccum off. Repeat for a day or two. Remove all animals and make sure that they don't come into contact with this mixture. The boric acid kills the fleas and the salt dries out the larvae and eggs. Continue to vaccum the house as much as possible and wash bedding, sheets and other applicable materials in hot water. It would be highly suggested to thoroughly clean out the rabbit's cage, all toys and food bowls in hot water. . Answer (from RabbitsOnline.net lagomorph library) . http://www.bunnybunch.org/rabbitcare1.html#alert From http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseases/Parasitic/ fleas .PDF It is important to treat both the rabbit infested by fleas and the environment. Fleas are eliminated by sprays, powder products or topical products: -pyrethrin based products -selectamin: Revolution (US) or Stronghold (Europe)- Pfizer, 18 mg/kg. A single topical (local) dose should be sufficient; if not, repeat in 30 days. -imidacloprid: Advantage- Bayer, one single application is generally enough to remove the fleas . If this is not the case, the treatment can be repeated after 30 days. The vapors of this product can lead to irritation of the eyes; it is thus recommended to aerate the room where the rabbit lives in. -Iufenuron: Program- Novartis, 10 mg/kg. One sole treatment should be sufficient. If not, the treatment can be repeated after 30 days. Impregnated anti-flea collars should never be used in rabbits. They lead to severe irritation of the skin. There are reported cases, where the rabbit attempted to remove its collar, and died as a result of jamming its jaw in the collar. Treatment of the environment is important (boric acid such as Fleabusters; Vet-Kem Acclaim Plus- Sanofi; Staykil- Novartis; Indorex- Virbac; acaricide spray). When treating a carpet, vacuum first in order to further penetration of the spray or powder. Shampooing and steam cleaning are not ideal; their residual humidity can increase the mite problem. During treatment of the environment, rabbits should be kept in another part of the home to avoid the danger of contact with the products. Articles Links in Rabbit References: Fleas http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/rabrefs.html# fleas Fleas and Rabbits http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseases/Parasitic/ fleas .PDF Flea Control http://www.ontariorabbits.org/health/healthinfo9.html Fleas http://www.lagomorphs.com/ fleas .pdf Alert on Topical Flea Products http://www.bunnybunch.org/rabbitcare1.html#alert New Products Make Flea Control, Prevention Easy http://www.bunnybunch.org/rabbitcare1.html#flea Fleas on Rabbits http://www.allearssac.org/ fleas .html Fleas , Ticks, and Your Pet FAQ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/pets/ fleas -ticks/ http://www.welshrabbitry.com/health.html#flea ( Full Answer )
Just use a flea shampoo and then a collar after wards or one of those flea prevention meds you add to their food. Another option would be to start your puppy on a flea/tick preventative like Frontline, Advantage or Revolution. These medications, while expensive, also help control other parasites. I…f you have a severe infestation on your puppy or in your house, I suggest talking with a veterinarian or a professional pest exterminator. ( Full Answer )
If they are 8 weeks or older, give them a fleaath,if they are younger call the vet.
yes. some of the flea products available for sale in pet shops and supermarkets in the UK are toxic to cats if given at inappropriately high dose. the classic poisoning situation is where a product sold for dogs is applied onto a cat so take care and consult a vet if you need furhter info on this.
If store bought flea shampoo doesn`t work, then call your vet to get something from him/her.
You can get your puppy spayed no earlier then 6 months of age.. Another Point of View . Traditionally, a spay or neuter surgery takes place when a pup is approximately 6 months old, before puberty sets in. The age of 6 months was chosen arbitrarily years ago and isn't set in stone. Today, veteri…narians know that a spay or neuter surgery can be performed as early as 6 to 8 weeks of age with no harmful effects. Young puppies recover more quickly than older ones from a spay or neuter surgery, and are often up and about in a matter of hours. Veterinarians have learned from experience that the procedures are easier to perform on young pups (due to less fat and muscle tissue). Overall, the younger animals recover faster and with less pain. Some veterinarians prefer to wait until a puppy is at least 4 months (16 weeks) old before performing a spay or neuter surgery. It's earlier than sexual maturity, and the pup is still resilient.The vaccines are finished, they're completely de-wormed and they're not having any common pup problems, such as diarrhea. but advanced surgical procedures now allow for better results when done very early. ( Full Answer )
DON'T GUESS IF A FLEA PRODUCT MIGHT BE OKAY TO USE ON FERRETS,or IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, DON'T USE IT as they are sensitive to alot of products, but a ferret does need to be treated, just fewfleas can cause anemia and possibly death. Never use any dogproducts,COCAINE, flea collars, dips , also some ca…t productsmay not be safe to use on a ferret, it may cause death. Alsoferrets are sensitive to products used to treat it's environment.Always check with a veterinarian. Flea preventatives safe to use on for ferrets: There areseveral safe and effective flea products. There are flea shampoos(Marshalls) made specifically for ferrets. 1) Frontline, Frontline Plus, and Frontline spray are allsafe and effective against fleas. One tube of the cat size perferret once a month. With the spray version: 1 spray per pound on aferret (IE a 2 pound ferret gets 2 sprays) once a month. Frontline,Frontline Plus, and Frontline spray also kills ticks. Frontline is an extremely effective product a lot of ferretowners have used with no reports of side effects, also this drugalso has no product license for use in ferrets, but is one of thenew generation of flea preparations designed to be safe. Productlongevity is a potential drawback in the unlikely event that aferret has an allergic reaction because it cannot be washed off. 2) Advantage is safe and effective against fleas. One tubeof the small size kitten dose per ferret once a month. The product" Advantage " by Bayer Corporation, has no product license foruse in ferrets, but is has been used and is a very effective fleacontrol for ferrets. The drug itself has a very wide safety marginin the species it's licensed for and acts on post synaptic nerveendings found only in insects like fleas, so it should be of norisk to a ferret when used as directed. But toxicology and overdosetests show that Advantage to be slightly more toxic than Frontline.Advantage is water soluble that will wash off in case of anallergic reaction on a ferret. Do not use Advantage on a ferretthat has a cut or scratch, because the alcohol base will sting. Itcan be safely administered at one drop per pound body weight on allpet species. Advantage mixes with the natural oils in your pet'sskin and hair that penetrates deep within the hair follicles andoil glands of the skin. It does not enter the pet's body orcirculate in the blood stream. It's chemical effects kills fleasfrom thirty to fifty days after a single application to the nape ofthe neck. Advantage kills fleas very quickly - within 20 minutes ofcontact and stops fleas from feeding in 3 - 5 minutes. All fleaswill be dead within twelve hours after application. Advantage my beused as the only product for fleas control as it breaks the lifecycle and kills all fleas emerging in the environment, so thepremises is quickly eradicated of fleas. Advantage is safe to useon ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs at one drop per pound.Re-treatment of rabbits and ferrets may be necessary when fleainfestation is heavy. If re-treatment becomes necessary earlierthat 4 weeks, do not re-treat more than once weekly. Advantageformula is exactly the same for dogs and cats, the only differenceis in the size of the treatment. WARNING: Take care when treatingferrets to administer the correct dose. Safety data on overdosingis not available. Advantage has no strong chemical smell. 3) Revolution is safe and effective against fleas. One tubeof the cat sized per ferret once a month. Revolution is also called Stronghold in Europe. Revolution will also kill ticks, earmites, prevent heart worms, and deworms each month. Ferrets are very sensitive to insecticides, so you can't use allthe same products you might use for cats and dogs . Always check with your veterinarian before using ANYflea-control product on your ferret . He or she can determinewhether your pet is healthy enough to undergo chemical treatment,and can recommend the safest, most effective plan. This is veryimportant if you have young, sick or older ferrets. Products and chemicals not safe for ferrets The insecticides thathave poisoned ferrets include (but are not limited to)pyrethroids, fipronil, hydramethylnon, and sulfluramid. Otherproducts, such as BioSpot and Defend, are more toxic and may not besafe for your ferret. Beware of flea-control products that containorganophosphates, carbamates, or petroleum distillates, which aredangerous for ferrets. Flea collars and flea dips should NEVERbe used on a ferret. Advantix - this product is NOT safe forferrets nor cats. Just a few fleas on a ferret can cause them to become severelyanemic. refer to link below for using flea medication on ferrets ( Full Answer )
they should be feeding from their mother if they are newborns :) but after about a month you should start to feed then soft and broken up food in small amounts x
Professional bathing is not recommended until at least 8 weeks. This allows the dog's immune system to build before being introduced to other dogs. However, you can bathe your newborns at home at 3 weeks, using UNSCENTED Dawn dish soap. Make sure you keep it away from their eyes and nose, and dry th…em gently with a clean towel. ( Full Answer )
I have used Dawn dish soap....very carefully...on stray kitten I found who was infested with fleas. There is a lot of controversy about this...and it is very drying to the animals skins. There 'may' be store brands that are now okay for puppies and kittens, so you may want to try that first. If you …use it on the puppy be very careful with his/her eyes. This will only be a temporary solution, but it may get you started. :) ( Full Answer )
You can treat puppies with any topical flea treatment like Advantix. The puppies need to be 7 weeks old before you can use this product on the puppy. To treat a puppy younger than 7 weeks for fleas just apply the treatment to the mother and her close contact with the puppies will rid them of fleas.
To remove fleas from a newborn puppy you will first need to fill asink with enough warm water to soak the puppy thoroughly. Rub Dawndish soap over the entire puppy, lathering completely. Makes sureyou do not get the soap in the eyes or mouth of the puppy. Rinsethoroughly. Use tweezers to remove any …existing fleas. ( Full Answer )
Take him(or her) to the vet. They sell medication for fleas and such. I believe there are flea collars/flea baths that your pet can get to treat them. Though I might be wary of the bath at 4 weeks... A vet's opinion is always best.
Puppies will begin to move as soon as their eyes and ears are open, making them become curious about the world around them.
it depends on how old they are you can use puppy flea shampoo after four weeks but always check with your vet.
Hi, . While fleas may seem too tiny to cause much more than an inconvenience, an infestation of fleas on your dog can become a serious medical problem indeed. Your dog can run the gamut of reactions to fleas, from a mild skin irritation to a severe allergic response.. And because fleas feed on b…lood, a severe infestation can cause anemia or even death in some of the most serious cases. Unless you live in an extremely dry climate or at a high elevation, fleas will be a source of concern for you and your dog.. For more info. see this article:. http://dogtime.com/flea-control-tips-aaha.html ( Full Answer )
They look like little ants. They are black and are easy to see, they also leave flea dirt which can be removed by a brush. Ask your local pet shop or vet shop for flea treatment they recommend the best for your breed. If you join a package at your local vet there will be a package that you can purch…ase which usually sends out flea treatment and worming tablets etc when its due. Hope this helped!! Use dawn dish soap kills them instant i did with my kittins nd puppy nd its not harmfull ( Full Answer )
You can purchase flea collars for your puppy as soon as you get them home from the breeder or pet store.
It depends on the age of the puppy. But if i were you i wouldn't put flea treatment on them until they are at least 8 weeks of age. I use frontline plus on all of my dogs and cats.
some do some dont neither litter my dog has had fleas think it depends on the parents
My vets recommend keeping a puppy away from other dogs until they have had the whole series of puppy shots.If there are no other dogs around, no probs.
Dog fleas are a different species than cat fleas, and flea collars are designed for the specific flea type. A dog collar on a cat would probably be less effective, or may not work at all.
my puppy has diareah aND WEARS A FLEE COLLAR, CAN A FLEE CLOOAR GIVE HER DIAREAH?
If it's flea medication is intended for kittens and not adults, nothing. It's harmless to her health.
Not usually . Fleas will cause a puppy to die from anemia which is a loss of blood which is critical to any puppies well being .
You give flea medication by first clicking shop on the tabs above. Then you buy it with either foogems or foodollars. And lastly you go on your pets profile and if it says they have not been treated by fleas then just give them the medication you bought.
they should be at least 8 weeks old (i got this information from Frontline Plus)
Keep your puppy in your bathroom and give him/her a flea bath. Any type of dog shampoo should work but any shampoo with oatmeal in it is best because no irritation will occur (i guarantee) . While your giving your pup a flea bath get some one else to spray ALL of the furniture with raid. Change your… clothes (fleas can hang on to clothing) and release your dog in your house. What I would recommend to prevent and protect against fleas is Front line and K9 Atvantics. Make sure every room is vacuumed, all the bed sheets are washed! That should get rid of them. Good Luck :) ( Full Answer )
Death. (Don't be cheap and take better care of your pets. They are labeled for a reason.)
No, you need to use a treatment supplied by a vet - and please understand if you sea a flea on an animal that is only a female feeding, the majority of the flea population is actually in the animals beading. Therefore it is no use just treating the animal you have to treat you house and the animals …beading too.....a vacuum cleaner is the best defence against fleas - hoover and clean daily and wash/replace the animals beading regularly. ( Full Answer )
Yes - the medication impregnated in the flea collar is designed to kill off any existing infestation - and deter fleas from landing on the animal in future.
According to my vet flea collers can cause cancer if the dog chews on it. It was reccomended to use the liquid solution for flea protection.
Puppies can get fleas from their parents who might already have fleas or from the outside if they have been out. Fleas can jump high and the parents can pass on the fleas to their puppies. Also, once a flea is on a dog, it may lay some eggs on the dog and these eggs would most likely fall off and co…uld end up in carpet or on a rug, or even in the dog's bed. That way, when they hatch, they are already in the person's house and then they can jump onto the puppies. If the puppies have been outside, then they could have easily gotten fleas, since there are so many fleas everywhere. To prevent puppies from getting fleas, it would be a good idea to make sure the parents do not have any and that the puppies get some products specially designed to kill or prevent fleas. ( Full Answer )
You can try bathing them so they get use to water but i wouldn't use flea drops as it is bad for them because they are so young but try to buy flea shampoo.
if you put the stuff for kittens o them it works that's what we do for ours
actually yes. my famliy did it once and after a few days there were NO fleas on our dogs. so ur answer is yes!
Vets have some sort of medication you put on the backs of their necks that is very effective-- I think the name is frontline. It works well on my dad's Yorkie who is not much bigger than a puppy. It takes care of ticks, too. It is expensive but that's life.
Well, you should visit the Daily Puppy site, or contact them. Maybe they have a contest to see which puppy will be on the cover of The Daily Puppy.
When the puppy has fleas is always a good time to give him a bath
If you have accidentally applied too much flea medication to your pet, you can immediately wash it off with soap and warm water. However, the absorption rate of most topical (applied to skin) flea medications is pretty quick, so you should still watch your cat very carefully for signs of disorientat…ion, salivation, etc. If you see any kind of unusual behavior, take your cat to the vet immediately, along with the flea medication you applied so your vet can see what your cat may be suffering from. ( Full Answer )
I don't think your supposed to but there are powders and other things that you can apply that last a couple of weeks and that don't come off if they are washed etc. They are usually sold at pet stores and maybe even at the vet. Hope this answer helped.
buy a special flea shampoo and scrub Ur dog genital but good if that dont help take it to the vet or buy a flea collar
You should have your dog vaccinated against Rabies at 4 months, that would be the soonest. Don't forget about the other vaccinations needed. You should take your pup into be checked out by your Veterinarian. Bring in a small sample of his feces too so that the Vet can check for internal parasites to…o. ( Full Answer )
Go to the vet and get a flee gard, spray it on your puppy and wait. Or get some flee shampoo and give your dog a bath.
Yes you can use flea powder or flea spray on a young pup. Just make sure the stuff you are using says on the label, "safe for puppies". Then you should take your pup into see your Veterinarian to have it checked up and dewormed. Fleas carry tapeworm eggs so your pup is probably infected with tapewor…ms & round worms. Give your pup a bath with a safe flea soap then dry then spray him or her good with a good brand flea spray or powder. Frontline Flea spray is good but I do not know if it is safe for pups, read the label. ( Full Answer )
fleas can blind animal also as an puppie you have to take it to the vet asap.
Put 1/8th of a cup of rat-killer in your puppy's milk. The chemicals react with the puppy's stomach and enters its bloodstream. From the bloodstream, the chemicals seep through the puppy's skin and kills the fleas. It's the easist, cheapest and most effective method.
Repetition. If you keep repeating the word 'sit' to a dog and maybe show some motion, it'll recognize what you're telling it to do after a while. It's like a name. When you call your dog over by the name you gave it, they'll respond, recognizing that you're beckoning to them, just like how you re…spond to your name, like when your a baby, it's being repeated over and over. ( Full Answer )
Dogs of any breed can have their first heat cycle anytime between 6 and 8 months of age. A female dog gets significant health benefits if she's spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle. A dog should not be bred before she is two years old, or after she's seven years old. A female dog shoul…d wait a heat cycle between litters before being bred again. ( Full Answer )
The flea jumped on the dog and the dog ran away crashing into a pole thus he fainted.