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Any home remedies for a puppy with fleas that is to small for OTC treatment?

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Asked by aheuszel at 3:16 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Pets

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  • Call your veterinarian.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 3:20 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Take to a vet. They might say a flea bath.

    Answer by dancer at 3:31 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • This works wash it in Dawn dish soap...we wash all of our animals in it and always have it works...

    Answer by littlekitty2002 at 3:40 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • dawn and pine sol has worked but before you do that spray them down with this baby oil and rubbing achohol mix it up in a spray bottle its worked great use a conditioner after though

    Answer by april_f at 3:56 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • I would go to the vet and get something for fleas there are several products that you can use as young as 6 weeks. They are much safer then the otc products.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Thank you for you comments ladies!! We washed him in Dawn and we finally found flea medicine that was for puppies 10 lbs and under and he is now flea free. He goes to the vet in 2 weeks for his shots and check up so we will get more there. Thank you!!!

    Comment by aheuszel (original poster) at 9:09 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • I hope you did not buy an otr flea product because those are dangerous unless it is one of the products you used to only be able to get from the vet. The otr prudects like Hartz has killed animals before or at the very least caused neurological problems in the animals. I have seen many times over the vets while I worked at a vet clinic. Also keep in mind that while Dawn is good at getting the flea that are on the animal at the time. It is not a permanant fix. It does not take care of the eggs that have been laid in the environment and will not stop the other adult fleas in the envirnment from reinfesting the animal.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 8:07 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • No we got the flea medicine from the vet so he's good until next month.

    Comment by aheuszel (original poster) at 9:33 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

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