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I just got a 7 week old mixbreed pup from a friend who didn’t have the means to care for the pup properly. So she is COVERED in fleas. I HATE bugs... is there anything I can use in my home to prevent infestation as I work on riding my pup of the fleas??? I used an age appropriate flea treatment but may have messed it up by combing three fur with lice comb and soapy water ( to kill fleas after combed out) I do believe I have gotten a huge chunk of the fleas off and will be arranging an appointment with vet tomorrow ASAP I just need help protecting my family and my toy poodle and my home.
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If you used a spot-on treatment, and then got him wet, then yes, you probably washed most of it off, or at the least, prevented it from spreading properly.

I rescued an 8 week old kitten this past week. She's had four baths with plain shampoo, and has had about a hundred fleas combed out of her. The other animals are getting their flea treatment (Advantage II for the cats, and Nexgard for the dogs) tonight.
 

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If you used a spot-on treatment, and then got him wet, then yes, you probably washed most of it off, or at the least, prevented it from spreading properly.

I rescued an 8 week old kitten this past week. She's had four baths with plain shampoo, and has had about a hundred fleas combed out of her. The other animals are getting their flea treatment (Advantage II for the cats, and Nexgard for the dogs) tonight.
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Yeah, that needs to dry undisturbed for 24 hours before getting wet or combing them, in order to properly spread through the coat. It's more than likely helped, though. You can ask the vet about when or if you should reapply it.
 

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For good information, spend a little time to look up the Life Cycle of the flea.

In truth, only the adult flea is on the dog for a blood meal, then lays the eggs which fall off the dog into the environment.

The flea then moves through several life stages before becoming an adult to seek a blood meal. This blood meal can come from any animal.....cat, bird, hamster, guinea pig, YOU, children..........

My point. YOU must treat the dog and the ENVIRONMENT.

Once you have an infestation, then you need to treat everything. When the dog and environment are flea free, then you can take preventative measures.
 
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