At what age can puppies get flea medicine?

Asked By: Carmen Kutch
Date created: Sun, Jan 24, 2021 4:12 AM
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eight weeks

Most flea and tick products are not safe to use on puppies until they've reached at least seven or eight weeks of age (see chart below). Your veterinarian will be able to recommend a flea and tick preventative to use and advise you on when it's safe to begin administering it to your puppy.
Answered By: Austen Marvin
Date created: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 6:15 AM

Guide to flea and tick medication - ask a vet

Guide to flea and tick medication - ask a vet
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In this Article

  1. Try a Cold Pack.
  2. Use a Heating Pad or Hot Compress.
  3. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head.
  4. Dim the Lights.
  5. Try Not to Chew.
  6. Hydrate.
  7. Get Some Caffeine.
  8. Practice Relaxation.
You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
The FDA doesn't recommend over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for cough and cold symptoms in children younger than 2 years old. Prescription cough medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone are not indicated for use in children younger than 18 years old.

Common Cold Medicine and Pregnancy: The Safe List

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
  • Loratadine (Claritin)
  • Zinc lozenges.
  • Chloraseptic spray (but a salt water gargle is just as effective, with no risks)

Nine Tips for Helping a Picky Child Take Their Medicine

  1. Give choices…
  2. Avoid choking…
  3. Explain why medicine helps…
  4. Be positive…
  5. Reward your child
  6. Add flavoring…
  7. Choose liquid, capsule or chewable options…
  8. Make taking medication fun and creative.

Over-the-counter gas remedies include:

  1. Pepto-Bismol.
  2. Activated charcoal.
  3. Simethicone.
  4. Lactase enzyme (Lactaid or Dairy Ease)
  5. Beano.
You can try products like guaifenesin (Mucinex) that thin mucus so it won't sit in the back of your throat or your chest. This type of medication is called an expectorant, which means it helps you to expel mucus by thinning and loosening it.

Fleas on dogs and the flea life cycle

Fleas on dogs and the flea life cycle
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