Is it normal for puppies to have fleas? Newborn puppies provide the perfect environment for fleas to feed and lay their eggs. These dog fleas (scientifically known as Ctenocephalides canis) are very undesirable, as they cause the puppies’ skin to become itchy and irritated.
How do you get rid of fleas on puppies?
- Give Your Pet a Bath. One of the first solutions to get rid of fleas is to bathe your pet.
- Comb Your Pet’s Hair Using a Fine-Tooth Flea Comb.
- Kill the Fleas.
- Spray an Apple Cider Vinegar Solution on Your Pet.
- Do Regular Checks.
- Let Your Pet Groom Itself.
When can you start flea treatment on a puppy? Most flea and tick products are not safe to use on puppies until they have reached at least seven or eight weeks of age. At Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, we can recommend a flea and tick preventative to use that it is safe to begin administering to your puppy.
How do I rid my house of fleas?
- Use a powerful vacuum on any floors, upholstery, and mattresses.
- Employ a steam cleaner for carpets and upholstery, including pet beds.
- Wash all bedding, including your pet’s, in hot water and detergent.