Fleas On Dogs: How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Puppies Under 12 Weeks?
How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Puppies: Since flea medications are planned for dogs and cats older than 12 weeks, removal of fleas from a puppy can seem impossible. Moreover, flea bites are an irritation to adult dogs, they can be deadly to puppies, especially if they grow anemia.
But there are some specific and recommended techniques that are effective and harmless for your puppy. These techniques guarantee that your puppy can continue to dance and play without the suffering of flea bites.
Get rid of fleas on puppies is different than them adult dogs. Because puppies are more sensitive. So, you have to apply for medicine with special care. Luckily we have several options to get rid of flea bites on puppies & adult dogs.
At first wash your puppies following any of the methods stated below:
(1) Massage the dog-formulated shampoo in a complete circle around your puppy’s neck. You can also use standard dog shampoo or specially designed shampoos planned to kill and prevent fleas.
While you bathe the puppy, the fleas will try to reach its head to avoid drowning. So, making a barricade around the neck with shampoo will prevent them from being able to reach there.
(2) Immerse your puppy up to his neck into a bathtub filled with enough warm water (not hot).
(3) Keep several minutes the puppy in warm water immersing up in his neck. This will let you drown any fleas on the puppy’s body. Apply a cup or bowl to spray water onto the puppy’s head and around his ears. Do not force down the puppy to go underwater anyhow.
(4) Drain out most of the water from the bathtub.
(5) Clean your puppy with shampoo as how you were bathing it normally. This will help to clear your puppy from any last fleas on its body. Ensure you cover every part of the puppy’s body with shampoo and keep it on its body for about 15 minutes.
(6) After washing your puppy allow it to dry normally.
(1) Collect a small flea comb and a cup of full warm, foamy water.
(2) Start on combing your puppy at the neck and then the fur. If you find a flea on the comb, remove it quickly & put it into the cup of water. Keep the comb completely into the cup of water to ensure that the flea remains in the water even after you take away the comb. Thus, the fleas will be killed and reduced to harm your puppy.
(3) Carry on this process until you’ve removed all the fleas from the puppy’s entire body. Be attentive to especially in areas like under the dog’s arms and legs, the belly, and around the ears. Practice this regularly in combination with bathing.
(1) Mix up one cup of warm tea with two teaspoons of rubbing alcohol and two ground aspirin tablets.
(2) Wait until the mixture becomes cool before applying it directly to the puppy’s skin. This will lessen itching and soreness due to flea bites.
(3) Continue this process every day until the puppy’s skin has become normal.
(1) Rinse the puppy’s bedding in hot water with laundry detergent.
(2) Check the bedding regularly to ensure that no fleas have returned and if fleas return, wash to clean the bedding again.
(3) Keep clean the area around the bedding, so that it will appear if fleas return.
No warranty of accuracy for any information is provided here. This is not a medical advice anyway but can be used for information purposes only. Always ask your doctor for medical treatment while necessary.
Sources of Information:
01. Health Care Websites,
02. Google images – unrestricted,
03. Health and Fitness Magazine,
04. General Physicians Suggestion and Recommendation.