i dont understand why my puppy has fleas

@khithi17 (762)
Philippines
September 15, 2007 12:20am CST
i thought if i dont let my puppy go outside so much that she will not have fleas, but no! first time i saw her scratching, i thought she's just not comfortable with her soap, so we changed it.but she's still itching and scratching a lot. then i found 4 fleas on her furr in 4 days. one flea a day...how can she have fleas?i mean, she's regular on baths, she's not so outgoing, and she,s not playing with other puppies. so why does she have fleas. i really dont understand. is there other reasons besides what im preventing for dogs to get fleas.?
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@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 07
well fleas fly.. may be they fly trough your window and find you puppy. i suggest you to using flea powder, after bath.
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@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
ah... okei. thanks for your response...
@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
18 Sep 07
You need to contact your vet to find out what flea product you can use. i don't know how old your puppy is, so you have to be careful what products you try. They have drops that you can use, and they really work. Alot of times the puppies get the fleas from their moms, and they live on the puppies (like eggs), and then suddenly hatch and they can give them. So your puppy may have had flea eggs on it, and now they have hatched. If your puppy is young, you can give her a bath in a little bit of Dawn Dish soap, it will help--- but as for a flea product, I would check with your vet.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Once your animal get's fleas they multiply fast. They can get them from just about anything if someone brough them in from out side and they got on your floors they can jump get any where and latch on to animals fur which they love cause they feed of the skin once they imbed in the fur. I had this problem with my cat who is an indoor cat. I give him reg. flea baths also I had to buy that raid flea bomber can and do my whole place vac everything it was a joke. All was good for like 4 month and guess what he has them again and they are I'm takeing it all through out my place again so it's back to square one again. I hate those darn fleas for I was letting him lay on my bed and oh yeah I was gettin bitten by them I had to strip the bed and put new sheet on and keep him out of the room which he hated. Their a extreme pain that I know.
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
hello, i am sure your dog is bigger by now, but I have a vet friend who loves dogs so much and cares about what is good and not good for them, alot of shampoos are actually not good for the dog because the perfume they add to it gives the dog a stomache ache after knibling on his bite site, so she/he suggest the best shampoo in the market if you cant afford the costly ones is what you most likely use on your own baby, Johnsons & Johnsons baby shampoo. I use it on my dog and it seems to do well, and they told me that if you are searching for fleas on them and you find them, the fleas seem to breathe out of the butt end and so its harder to kill them, but if you apply a dab of peanut butter on them it will kill them because it is thick so it prevents them from breathing, but it may use up a small bottle by that time so i am not sure on that advice,it seems wierd to me. House cleaning comes with caring for your kids and so it goes the same with your dog or pets. there is no easy way out of caring for them, they require about the same attention you would give yopur child. good luck
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
21 Sep 07
My husband is in pest control and he tells his clients whose pets have fleas that besides what you do to treat them on the pet, buy a cheap flea collar and put it in your vacuum cleaner bag. When you vacuum, it will pick up the fleas and eggs and kill them. You'll have to get rid of any in the house if you want to keep them off of your pet or the problem will keep happening. I hope this works if you decide to try it. I know I've posted this other places too, but when I see someone else with the question, I like to offer the advice.
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Common household fleas don't usually transmit diseases to pets and people. The tiny insects are mainly "just nuisance," They generally cause a lot of itching and scratching. THey also cause some discomfort due to possible allergic flea bite dermatitis. Ticks, those other dreaded blooksuckers, pose greater risk, annually giving pets and thousans of people illnesses such as Lyme disease. Fortunately, a wide array of pest control products for pets are available: foggers, spray, dips, powders, dusts, collars, oral liquids and tablets, and even a liquid one-spot topical treatment. There are new oral products that interrupt the flea's life cycle, a Lyme disease vaccine for dogs, and a pesticide product that mimics mouse nesting materials to reduce ticks outdoors.
@lilywang (67)
19 Sep 07
maybe you should take your dog to see the vet !!!god bless !!!
@alamode (3073)
• United States
18 Sep 07
As I told nivek13, you can bring fleas into the house when you come in from outside... they catch a ride! The Dawn dish soap works very well, we use it on our 3 dogs. Mix it in water and wash every inch of your baby, even between the toes. Rinse and dry... fleas don't like blow dryers, either. Also sprinkle salt around, and vacuum rugs and soft furniture every day if you can. You have to get all of the eggs, or they will come back. Also, brush off your pants, socks and shoes before you come in from outside..