flea medicine for a pup?

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flea medicine for a pup?

Postby IamaDick » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:13 pm

What age do they need to be for me to use flea medicine? Like the kind you put on their shoulders? Nevaeh has gotten some fleas and its killing me (and her.)

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Postby Cassie » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:13 pm

And me too.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:57 pm

Frontline Plus is approved for kittens and puppies 8 weeks of age and older.

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Postby IamaDick » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:20 pm

ok, thanks.

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Postby L Boogie » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:24 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:Frontline Plus is approved for kittens and puppies 8 weeks of age and older.


That's what I've used on my pup since we got him...never had any fleas

If your doggie is still growing, you can talk to your vet and they will probably sell you a single application...that way you don't buy a whole box for them to outgrow it.

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Postby FransterDoo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:49 pm

y'all might want to treat Tommy too so the fleas don't just jump ship to the "other ship".


I'd also do a hot water wash of all her blankies and a good vacuum of the carpet (and throw out the bag outside asap!)

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Postby ZiggysMom » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:30 pm

yep- absolutely wash that bedding! The frontline alone would get rid of fleas eventually, but getting the eggs out of bedding and carpet speeds up the process a lot.

Good luck with your fleas! If you're impatient, ask them to pop your pup a Capstar. Those things kill every flea on a dog in under 4 hours, so you don't have to wait for the frontline to get distributed around the skin.

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Postby IamaDick » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:18 pm

Tommy is treated, and we wash their blankets every week or so (the little ones every few days) but we will be sure to get some for her when we get to the vet. Thanks.

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Postby mareta » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:57 pm

I have read some stuff on rosemary being a good natural flea deterant. i have never had a problem with fleas and haven't had to try it, but was wondering if anyone has ever tried it? Any success?


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