From traditional flea collars and sprays to more advanced flea pills and topical treatments petsmart carries the latest and most effective flea and tick control products for large and small dogs including puppies over 12 weeks in age.
Flea control for puppies over 12 weeks.
Some flea control products are safe for pregnant and lactating dogs and your vet can advise you on which preventives to use.
Many of the common chemicals used in flea medications are too harsh for puppies morgan says.
However b ecause puppies are not allowed to use prescription medications you have to switch to natural methods.
According to veterinarian and akc family dog columnist jeff grognet capstar is safe to give to puppies as young as four weeks old and a minimum of 2 pounds.
One of the best flea shampoo for puppies in the market is adams plus flea tick shampoo.
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Once your puppy passes the 12 week mark you can use most commercial flea preventives on him but always consult your veterinarian beforehand.
The list below shows you some of them.
Talk to your vet before applying any kind of prescription or over the counter treatment.
As noted above different flea control methods are available for puppies and adults.
Revolution active ingredient selamectin can be used in puppies from 7 weeks of age onwards.
Treating a puppy with flea shampoo is out of the question for puppies under 12 weeks.
8 simple flea treatment s f or puppies under 12 weeks.
Oral medications such as comfortis active ingredient spinosad are only safe from 14 weeks of age onwards.
Mother dogs should remain on flea preventives throughout their pregnancy.
Flea eggs are white and hard to spot but flea dirt a mixture of flea poo and dried blood can often be seen on the skin of pets who have fleas.
Sara redding ochoa doctor of veterinary medicine.
Frontline active ingredient fipronil can be used at 8 weeks and over.
But flea shampoo doesn t kill flea larvae or remove their eggs he says so prescription flea and tick medication may be necessary.
Get some damp paper towel or cotton wool and gently wipe up some of the specks.
All dogs over 6 weeks of age would get program flea control pills on a monthly basis and all dogs would get a monthly spot on adult flea killing product appropriate to the age of the dog advantage revolution frontline spot on comfortis flea control pills or advocate.
However once your little pup reaches 12 weeks or older there are some safe to use shampoos for puppies that effectively kills fleas ticks flea eggs and larvae.