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Labrador pup has some fleas and ticks Please advise on an immediate solution?

Hi, We just got a labrador pup of about 30 days old from a vet.From what I read,I realise that the vet has given us too young a pup.He has been here for five days now.We noticed that he has some fleas and ticks :( .We want to provide the best possible care to him.Please advise on an immediate solution.
By divya · 22 Oct 2011 7:09 pm

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By Navjot Singh · 22 Oct 2011 7:56 pm
A 30 day old puppy is a little too early to be separated off his mates and mother The time the pupps spend among themselves and with their mom is so crucial that this lay foundation for so many things in future. A pup removed too early from the litter is likely to develop behavioral problems in the latter phase.
Ticks and fleas are comman problems for puppy of that age. Don't bath him unless he completes his basic vaccination. Puppies complete their basic vaccination after 3 months. Until then, give dry bath to him.
You can try to methods:
Simply remove the ticks off his coat using a plucker. This requires patience and time. I would use this method at the time when he was sleeping or when busy chewing his raw hide. At the end of the day, I would collect 20-30 ticks in a container and then simply distroying them off. The pros is that's it's more safer way as you're not subjecting the pup to harmful chemicals. Cons is you need time and patience but using plucker actually makes the job easy as it can remove ticks that are sucking the blood inside the skin.
B) Use an anti-tick powder. Apply the powder all over the body including tail and paws and then brush the coat off well Brushing is important because puppy may accidently lick the power.
Good luck.
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By SaiShyam · 22 Oct 2011 10:24 pm
How come the vet sold you a 30 day pup ? i guess you never have to ask this vet for any advice nor for any vaccination in future as he is purely money oriented guy it seems.Next with the Lab pup , you can try using some anti tick puppy shampoo but still it is tricky to bath him as he is too young and anti-tick shampoo has too much chemicals. Try some other vet who is good and ask him for anti tick injection...what do you feed him? you may have to feed him Royal canin baby milk which will make him healthy.
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By gautam sawant · 22 Oct 2011 11:58 pm
plz follow the advice of Mr navjot singh
try to remove the ticks manually and do not take the puppy out for walk
what are you feeding him ?
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By Navjot Singh · 23 Oct 2011 11:30 am
Samir is right. As your puppy is so small, it's very important to keep him under very close supervision. It's best to buy him a good cage and keep him under it when you can't keep him under supervison. Also, Like Samir said, don't expose him to the outside environment as right now he's immunity is low as he's not been vaccinated. After 3 month, you can take him for walks. Also contact a good vet who'll prepare a vaccination and deworming schedule for the puppy.



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By hamachandran K · 27 Oct 2011 8:22 pm
For day Labrador i am using " Tope Zole Cx " shampoo. I feel this a best product i have never seen. Please use this product as indicated. give her a Bath 15 days once as the skin will get medicated and it will not allow parasite. Clean the Ears every 15 days. Get ear drops from the Vets. Give the dog a best and hygenic surroundings.


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By D.chakrabarty · 10 Nov 2011 4:29 pm
u might use neem oil for ur puppy since he is very young. simply boil some neem leaves for 30 mins strain the water and use this water to sponge ur puppy. it will give some relief u may also use diluted neem oil. and i addition to it follow mr. navjot singh's advice
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