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04-16-2014 01:14 PM
andrea04 We use advantix for puppies. I found fleas on Lucie when we got her so I bathed her in dawn dish soap the plain blue kind. Kills fleas and is gentle on puppies fur and skin!


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04-13-2014 01:09 PM
MaggieRoseLee
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I can't confirm how he was handled at the breeder, he's super social at times and will take off running but that only lasts about 10-15 min.
That sound fairly normal, he's quite young and you haven't had him very long. Getting used to the new situation, and the fleas didn't help any.
04-12-2014 11:28 PM
beck.t.j
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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.
Maybe we need to purchase more toys.... We only bought a few to see which ones he likes so may need to try some different types. I can't confirm how he was handled at the breeder, he's super social at times and will take off running but that only lasts about 10-15 min. Ive tried laying in the floor with him and all kinds of "luring". He seems to be completely content outside though. Maybe the breeder kept him outdoors and that is what he is used to. Sorry for the novel, just trying to get insight on everything. Thank you guys for all the help!
04-12-2014 10:39 PM
jparker0418 Hi, just wanted to try and answer your question. I have some experience with this and used Dawn dish soap...the fleas fall right off. You might have to do it a couple of times to make sure you got them all off.
04-12-2014 08:01 PM
mydogs Lure him out of corner use lots and lots of treats praise him and give treat when he comes to you. Play ball with him etc. Does he have a lot of toys? Sit on floor and play. For the itching fish oil capsules. Human grade is fine. Or salmon oil.


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04-12-2014 06:04 PM
gurlonfire2004
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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.
04-12-2014 05:16 PM
Susan_GSD_mom
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You can use regular dawn....it will kill the fleas on the pup.

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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.

Susan
04-12-2014 04:57 PM
beck.t.j 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.
04-12-2014 03:57 PM
nktigger99 Sleep is the bodies way of growing and repairing so it is a good thing.

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04-12-2014 03:41 PM
beck.t.j 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.

Problem Number 2:

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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