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How to Get Rid of Fleas on a Puppy's Head : Your New Puppy

hi I'm Ron Murray and we're gonna cover

how to rid your puppy of fleas on their

head so when you start thinking about

getting rid of fleas that may be on your

puppy we have to think about doing a

bath and then preventive measures

afterwards so what we're gonna do is

when your cover and show you how to give

your puppy a proper bath to get rid of

those fleas and then afterwards

different types of preventive measures

that you want to do to make sure that

the fleas are absolutely gone and never

coming back when given your puppy a bath

make sure that the water is nice and

warm you don't want it too hot you don't

want it too cold you're going to want to

get the puppy's head completely covered

in water all the way down to the back

side of their body when you get ready to

apply the shampoo make sure you put it

in your hands first get a good lathered

up otherwise if you're trying to put it

right on top of the puppy you're going

to be able to you might possibly put it

in their eyes or put it in places that

you don't want it to so put some in your

hands start lathering that puppy up from

the top worth it way down you can

actually go across the tops of the ears

you never want to go inside the ears

though or up underneath the bottom of

the mouth we don't wanna have any

cross-contamination with the puppy once

you get your puppy all lathered up ready

for and ready for rinse you're gonna

want to again go through with a nice

warm water and really rinse that puppy

off we want no shampoo residue left on

the puppy whatsoever any kind of shampoo

left on the puppy can cause an irritant

and your puppy will end up being real

itchy and you'll think that you didn't

get rid of the problem when actually you

did but now you have another problem on

your hands

alright so when you get ready to dry

your puppy don't use a blow dryer in the

very beginning it's really good to get

them used to the fact that they just got

a bath which is exciting to begin with

use a towel hand dry and make a game of

it come across top of their head all

over the puppy really get them into it

where they're enjoying the whole bath

situation later on down the road you can

start using drying kennels and that sort

of stuff if you're going to take your

dog to the groomer but we really wanted

to make sure that they're really

comfortable with the whole bath process

that just took place

all right so we gave them a bath we got

him good and dry now we need to think

about what we're going to do for

preventive measures and how in case if

we miss some of the fleas there's a lot

of different products that are out there

available different things across the

board find out what works good for you

what could be what you and your

veterinarian both like there's things

that are good for up to 30 days up to

six months and there's even some home

remedies out there that you can do a lot

of those home remedies that you do

they're going to last only for about two

or three days so you could be applying

them on a regular basis one of things to

think about is you go for go forward

with using any over-the-counter

medications there's actually a pesticide

in those that you're actually putting on

your puppy to help kill those fleas and

ticks that they may have already got so

just kind of make sure that you feel

comfortable with whatever you're using

with the puppy