Lyme disease is the main reason for treating puppies with fleas and ticks protection, but before we talk about Lyme disease, let’s discuss the safest ways to treat your puppy. I for one am concerned about how to treat my new puppy to keep him safe, but at the same time I am hesitant about using chemical products on him.
Risks Using Flea Products
Puppies are at high-risk for fleas and ticks especially when they are less than 7 weeks old, but once they are 7 weeks old there are some flea and tick products you can use. Using these chemical products less than 7 weeks old can be harmful to your puppies health, and these are just some health issues these chemicals can cause a young puppy.
- Excessive Salivation
- Breathing Difficulty
- Neurological Damage
- Severe Shaking
The ingredient in these products which causes these symptoms is Permethrin, but products without this ingredient has been shown through studies to be ineffective to treat fleas in dogs.
Treating Your Puppy
This chemical-free treatment is recommended by Wiki How, and if you want to read this article in more detail visit the Wiki How website.
- Bathe Your Puppy In Warm Water
- Using A Flea Comb To Remove Any Fleas
- Kill Fleas In Boiling Hot Water
- Keeping Your Puppy From Flea Infested Animals
- Know When Its Safe To Use Chemical Products
There really are no safe flea treatment products on the market for treating puppies for fleas, so knowing when you can use these products and which products at what age is important for you to know.
Flea Treatment Products
Even though I am not one to recommend any products for your pets with chemicals here is the products recommended and the age you can use them on your new puppy.
- 7 Weeks Old And Older (Revolution)
- 8 Weeks And Older (Front Line)
- 14 Weeks And Older (Oral Drops)
I really am not comfortable using chemicals on my puppy or dogs, but if you decide to use them I suggest you research them to be sure they are safe for your pets before using them.
Natural Flea Products
For anyone concerned about using chemicals on their pets, I recommend you visit the website Only Natural Pet. You can be sure these products are chemical-free and safe for your dogs and cats, and especially safe for your puppies and kittens as well.
- Easy Defense All In One Flea Remedy $14.99
- Flea & Tick Shampoo $14.99
- Barrier Bites Soft Chews $12.99
- Spray $12.99
- Control Kits $65.24
- Taq $49.99
It just happens these products are on sale, so if you are interested in any of these products now is the perfect time to stock up on them.
Home Remedies For Fleas On Dogs
I recommend you consider home remedies for fleas before any other flea and tick options, but there are times you just have no choice when the home remedies are not able to do the job. My second choice after home remedies is the natural products, and I always keep the chemical products as my last resort.
Yard Protection Recipe
- 8 Chopped Garlic Heads No Need To Peel
- 1 Gallon Water Almost Boiling
How to make it:
• Place the garlic in an extra large soup pan and pour the water over the top
• Cover and let the mixture sit for 12 hours
• Pour through a strainer into a garden sprayer
• Lightly spray your lawn and garden area
When treating your yard with garlic, just give everything one light spray. If you use it too heavily, garlic might harm some of those beneficial bugs you do want in your yard, so just give everything a light spray and don’t soak your grass or plants in the liquid.
Home Protection Tips
Steam clean your carpets at least once or twice a year. This can really get you off to a good start in protecting your home from fleas. Fleas love to hide in carpets, especially where the carpet meets the wall.
Vacuum at least once a week in all areas. Immediately empty the bags or throw out canister debris.
Once a month during flea season, spread diatomaceous earth all over and vacuum after 48 hours.
DE can irritate your lungs. Wear a mask when you’re applying it and keep your pets out of the room until the dust has settled.
Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe
Your dog’s skin and coat should be slightly acidic for fleas to find him inhospitable. You can easily achieve this by spraying your dog each week with the following solution.
What you need:
4 oz warm water
6 oz ACV, unfiltered and preferably organic
¼ tsp of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
How to make it:
Mix the ingredients in a small spray bottle and spray your dog’s coat and underbelly weekly. Avoid the eyes or any open wounds.
• Cedar (atlantica)
• Eucalyptus (radiata)
• Clary sage
Flea Spray Recipe
What you need:
1 organic lemon
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 sprig of garden sage (Salvia officinalis)
1 quart of filtered water
Optional: 1 sprig of lavender
How to make it:
• Slice the lemon into thin rounds
• Place the lemon, rosemary and sage in a large stainless steel or glass bowl
• Add a quart of almost boiling water
• Cover and let sit overnight
• In the morning strain the liquid into a spray bottle
• Refrigerate (lasts 1 to 2 weeks)
These recipes are from the website Dogs Naturally Magazine, so if you find these helpful you can visit their website or subscribe to their magazine for more recipes and tips.
Lyme Disease In Dogs
Lyme disease is the biggest health risk for your pets especially for pet owners who spend a lot of time with their pets in outdoor activities. I spend much of my free time with my dogs walking and hiking the nature trails near my home, and if you are into camping and the outdoors with your puppy, you need to be extra careful about their lyme disease risks.
- Loss Of Appetite
- Low Energy Levels
- Joint Stiffness And Pain
- Swelling Of Their Joints
- Kidney Failure
Lyme Disease Prevention
- Check Your Pets Daily For Fleas & Ticks
- Check Your Pets After Being Outdoors
- Flea & Tick Prevention Products
- Lawn Maintenance
- Regular Vet Exams
- Plant Herbs & Plants Which Repel Fleas & Ticks
- Use Essential Oils
- Home Remedies
- Natural Flea & Tick Products
You can read this article and more on The Kennel Club website to learn more about taking care of your puppy and dogs, so your best way in treating puppies with fleas are learning as much as you can from articles such as this one.
- Train Your Dog
- Ticks On Dogs
- Senior Citizen Adopt A Pet Guidelines
- Dog Treat Recipes
- Vet Recommended Cat Food
Thank You for reading Treating Puppies With Fleas,