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Old 04-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We just got our gdp puppy yesterday and he behaves great! Our only problem is that he is whinning like he is in pain and keeps itching. I believe he has fleas and he is just not used to them. Any ideas on the best puppy flea/tick medicine???
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Whatever you do never ever use flea powder on a young puppy you will kill it. Some shampoos have something called; "Penny Royal" which is a natural cleansing agent that kills fleas that might be the way to go.
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You can use regular dawn....it will kill the fleas on the pup.

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The pH in dishwashing soap is much too strong and if you happen to get any soap in the dogs I it will really be a nightmare so I'm suggesting against Dawn dishwashing detergent for those two reasons.

For between four and eight dollars I would go to Petco or Petsmart or anywhere like that and get a natural very very light shampoo that the dog could be used I have used Johnson's baby shampoo before, but I disagree with using that it may not be that strong but the pH is off. If you look at the ingredients and find pennyroyal or eucalyptus oil both of those are known to kill fleas and you would leave the soap lather on it before I did anything I would get a visual to see that the dog had fleas before I did anything ..
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When we moved to NV all our fea problems disappeared! Apparently feas need some humidity!

I'd look into Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.

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Update:

We took our pup to the vet today. And he said not to bath them too often which I think is the main culprit behind the itching. He also has a mild case of flea dander. The vet gave him a sample of some flea medicine to kill the fleas in the eggs before they hatch, and prevent mites.

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All the posts I have read talk about the new puppy wanting to follow everyone around the house to feel included. Ours just wants to lay on the hard kitchen floor and sleep. Any ideas?
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Sleep is the bodies way of growing and repairing so it is a good thing.

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I understand sleeping is essential for our little guy but he hides away in a corner of the laundry room. Is this normal? He is being extremely unsocial for a 8 week old pup. I understand he needs to adapt as we have only had him 2 days but it just seems extremely odd.
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Even baby shampoo will kill fleas. When you bathe a dog, it's not necessary to use a special soap to kill fleas. The suds and water drown them. Best thing is to be diligent about vacuuming (good, strong vacuum) and cleaning the environment if you want to control them naturally.

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I understand sleeping is essential for our little guy but he hides away in a corner of the laundry room. Is this normal? He is being extremely unsocial for a 8 week old pup. I understand he needs to adapt as we have only had him 2 days but it just seems extremely odd.
Do you know how well the pup was socialized with the breeder? My puppy came home wanting to be with me all the time. She is just now (at 22 weeks) venturing away from me sometimes, but if I get up or move she comes straight back to me.

You should engage with the puppy. Do some training and lure him with treats to get him to follow you. Make yourself exciting so that he wants to be with you.
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