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  • My six-week-old puppy has fleas. How should I treat them? What should I do around the house to kill them?

    I recommend that you take your puppy into see your veterinarian. Fleas in a puppy this young can cause serious problems including anemia. Also, many products can be toxic to a puppy this young.

    Your veterinarian can examine your pet to make sure that there are no complications from the flea infestation. They can also recommend a product that is safe for your puppy.

    To treat the environment you should wash your puppy’s bedding and vacuum often. This helps to remove the flea eggs and larva from the environment.


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