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Flea infestation

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Hi so I just got a pit bull puppy from a girl online mind you he’s only 6 weeks didn’t realize that was way too early intel I did research. Well when I picked him up I see the horrible environment he was living in not to mention all the puppies and mother and father were flea infested so bad you could see them crawling all over there skin. I gave him a bath today with dawn dish soap and used the flea comb after I was done I realized they were all inside his ear and his eyes. I just want to know is it safe to do it all over again tomorrow I saw a lot of people saying not to do one everyday but I can’t risk the fleas invading the whole house . I’ve kept him in the bathroom tonight in a dry tub with a towel to lay on with food and water
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The most effective thing is to contact a vet about getting flea medications on-board. There are both fast-acting flea meds meant for killing a lot of fleas at once, and long-lasting flea meds that will continue killing any new fleas that might hatch. Baths with mild dishsoap can be a good option for dealing with the worst of an infestation, but won't provide any lasting protection and may dry out a dog's skin if you do it repeatedly.

Eggs can drop off and stay in the environment, so also be really good about vacuuming daily for the next couple weeks, especially in cracks and crevices in any room he's been in, and washing his bedding regularly on high heat. It's better to be overly cautious than risk the house becoming infested for sure.
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