The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Dog lice won't spread to humans. They cannot survive off the dog. They can spread to other dogs and to cats, so any other dog or cat your puppy may have been in contact with will also need to be checked. And your vet is right, your six week old is too young for treatment.
For now, bathe you puppy with a mild shampoo, leave the shampoo on for a few minutes and rinse well. It will help wash some of the fleas and lice away, but you won't be able to get rid of them all. You can try and pick the fleas off with a flea comb, or tweezers. The lice are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but they are soft bodied, so bathing with regular mild shampoo will drown them. Lice live their whole cycle on the dog, so the eggs are on the dog, stuck to the fur strands, and will be hatching out in 7 days, and will need to be bathed again.
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Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015