To get rid of fleas on a puppy, bathe the puppy, comb it with a flea comb, vacuum the carpets frequently, wash infested items, and apply flea products with insect growth regulators. If the problem persists, talk to a veterinarian about prescription medication options.
- Bathe and comb the puppy
Bathe the puppy, using a shampoo that is formulated specifically for your puppy's age group. After drying the puppy thoroughly, comb it with a flea comb.
- Vacuum the carpets
Vacuum the carpets multiple times per day. Repeated vacuuming should remove roughly half of the larvae and 90 percent of the eggs.
- Wash infected items
Wash pet beds, blankets, pillows and any other potentially infested items in the washing machine on the hottest setting. Clean out any crates or carriers.
- Apply insect growth regulators
Go to the pet store, and purchase a product that contains insect growth regulators and is safe for puppies. Apply it according to the directions. This product prevents young fleas from turning into adults.
- Talk to your veterinarian
Some infestations may require professional intervention. If you can't get rid of the fleas, a veterinarian can prescribe an over-the-counter medication. Always follow the instructions carefully, as these products can be dangerous when used incorrectly.