How To Get Rid of Fleas on Puppies and Kittens
Q: How can I get rid of fleas on puppies and kittens?
A: The best thing you can do for your puppy or kitten is to prevent flea infestation in the first place. Your veterinarian should carry a variety of topical products that when applied once monthly to your pet's skin can prevent flea infestations. In general, veterinary products are preferred to pet store bought products. While over-the-counter products tend to be cheaper, they are often ineffective and sometimes even harmful to your pet.
The first step you should take to get rid of fleas on a puppy or kitten if it does get an infestation is to give your pet a flea bath or use a flea spray. Once you have ridden your pet of adult fleas and flea dirt it is important to clean your home. Be sure to vacuum all carpeting thoroughly. Flea larvae and eggs like to hide in carpeting. Also, wash all bedding that is in your home. Many stores carry products specifically designed to kill fleas in the environment.
Remember, you must completely rid your home of all fleas, eggs and larvae. If you do not, your pet can easily become infected again!