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Flea Treatment For Bitch and Puppies

What flea products can I use on my lactating bitch with puppies?

I would recommend using Advantage for Dogs on you bitch as it is safe to use on lactating and pregnant bitches. By treating the mother the unweaned puppies will become protected from fleas as the product disperses over the mothers coat as well as the puppies when they nestle up to her and feed.

Advantage is safe to use on puppies from 6 weeks of age. So after the puppies have been weaned you could use Advantage for Dogs and Puppies Under 4kg or a different weight range if required.

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  1. I used bravecto and wormer on my bitch , and then realised she may be pregnant? How much damage will this cause?

    1. Hi,
      Bravecto Chews and Bravecto Spot-On are safe to use on pregnant and lactating bitches. However if you are concerned I suggest speaking to your vet.
      Good Luck with the puppies 🙂 

  2. my dog has just had puppies yesterday and i noticed fleas on her what can i use

    1. Hi Natalie,
      Congratulations on the puppies! The best product to use is Advantage for Dogs. If you treat the bitch for fleas with Advantage this will transfer to the puppies and treat them as well. This is the only safe option for treating fleas on puppies at such a young age.
      Good luck with the puppies.

  3. My dog has accidently had a Nexgard treatment and she may be 3 weeks pregnant.

    What should I do? I’m worried sick.

    1. Hi Tay,
      As NexGard has not been registered for use in pregnant bitches I suggest contacting your veterinarian for advice.

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